List of cities proper by population density

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This is a list of cities worldwide by population density. The population, population density and land area for the cities listed are based on the entire city proper, the defined boundary or border of a city or the city limits of the city. The population density of the cities listed is based on the average number of people living per square mile or per square kilometer. This list does not refer to the population, population density or land area of the greater metropolitan area or urban area, nor particular districts in any of the cities listed.

Cities by population density[edit]

The Philippines, the 12th most populous country in the world, holds the highest number of cities (at 13 entries) in the table below.

Varanasi (Banaras), India
Guttenberg, New Jersey, United States, just outside New York City
Entire city of Malé, Maldives


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City
Population Area Density Country
sqkm sqmi /sqkm /sqmi
Manila 1,780,148[1] 38.55[2] 14.88 46,178 119,600
Pateros 63,840[1] 1.76[3] 0.68 36,447 94,400
Mandaluyong 386,276[1] 11.06[3] 4.27 34,925 90,460
Baghdad 6,719,500[note 1] 204.4 78.9 32,874 85,140
 Iraq
Mumbai 19,478,447[8] 603[9] 233 32,303 83,660
 India
Dhaka 8,906,136 306.38 118.29 29,069 75,290
Caloocan 1,583,978[1] 53.20[3] 20.54 27,989 72,490
Manhattan (New York City) 1,628,701 59.13 22.83 27,544 71,340
Port-au-Prince 987,310[10] 36.04 13.92 27,395 70,950
 Haiti
Bnei Brak 193,774[11] 7.088[12] 2.737 27,338 70,810
 Israel
Levallois-Perret 63,436[13] 2.4[13] 0.93 26,432 68,460
 France
Le Pré-Saint-Gervais 18,121[14] 0.7[14] 0.27 25,887 67,050
 France
Vincennes 48,689[15] 1.9[15] 0.73 25,626 66,370
 France
Saint-Mandé 22,627[16] 0.9[16] 0.35 25,141 65,110
 France
Makati 582,602[1] 21.73[3] 8.39 24,346 63,060
Kolkata 4,496,694[17] 185[18] 71 24,306 62,950
 India
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 27,548[19] 1.14[20] 0.44 24,165 62,590
Kathmandu 1,183,000[21] 49.45 19.09 23,923 61,960
 Nepal
Subang Jaya 1,683,589 70.41 27.19 23,911 61,930
Neapoli, Thessaloniki 27,084[22] 1.17 0.45 23,149 59,960
 Greece
Montrouge 48,410[23] 2.1[23] 0.81 23,052 59,700
 France
Malé 133,412[24] 5.8[25][26] 2.2 23,002 59,570
Guttenberg, New Jersey 11,481[27] 0.51 0.196[28] 22,645 58,650
Damascus 1,711,000[29] 77 30 22,221 57,550
 Syria
Malabon 365,525[1] 15.96[3] 6.16 22,139 57,340
Navotas 249,463[1] 11.51[3] 29.8 21,674 56,140
Paris 2,265,886[30] 105.4[30] 40.7 21,498 55,680
 France
Asmara 963,000[31] 45[31] 17 21,400 55,000
Pasig 755,300[1] 31.46[3] 12.15 21,290 55,100
Mislata 43,756[32] 2.06[32] 0.80 21,241 55,010
 Spain
Macau 643,100[33] 30.3[34] 11.7 21,224 54,970
 Macau
Kallithea 100,050[35] 4.75[35] 1.83 21,063 54,550
 Greece
Nea Smyrni 73,090[35] 3.52[35] 1.36 20,764 53,780
 Greece
Howrah 1,072,161[8] 51.74[36] 19.98 20,722 53,670
 India
Pasay 416,522[1] 18.64[3] 7.20 21,077 54,590
San Juan, Metro Manila 122,180[1] 5.87[3] 2.27 20,687 53,580
Colombo 752,993 37 14 20,351 52,710
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 252,171[37] 12.4[37] 4.8 20,336 52,670
 Spain
Union City, New Jersey 66,455[27] 3.3 1.28[28] 20,017 51,840
Delhi 2,658,525[38] 133.3 51.5 19,944 51,650
 India
Marikina 450,741[1] 22.64[3] 8.74 19,909 51,560
Saint-Gilles, Belgium 50,002[19] 2.52[20] 0.97 19,842 51,390
West New York, New Jersey 49,708[27] 2.61 1.007[28] 19,060 49,400
Koekelberg 21,990 1.17 0.45 18,795 48,680
Bandung 3,075,478 167 64 18,416 47,700
Las Piñas 588,894[1] 32.02[3] 12.36 18,391 47,630
Monaco 36,950[39] 2.02[40] 0.78 18,292 47,380
 Monaco
Boulogne-Billancourt 113,085[41] 6.2[41] 2.4 18,240 47,200
 France
Giv'atayim 58,500[42] 3.24[42] 1.25 18,056 46,760
 Israel
Quezon City 2,936,116[1] 165.53[3] 63.91 17,738 45,940
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl 1,110,565[43] 63.449 24.498 17,503 45,330
 Mexico
Santa Coloma de Gramenet 118,821[44] 7 2.7 16,974 43,960
 Spain
Chittagong 2,582,401[45] 155 60 16,661 43,150
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 97,462 5.89 2.27 16,547 42,860
Koreatown, Los Angeles 124,281 7.554 2.917 16,452 42,610
Schaerbeek 133,309 8.14 3.14 16,377 42,420
Seoul 9,962,393[46] 605.21[47] 233.67 15,763 40,830
Cairo 9,539,673[48] 606[49] 234 15,742 40,770
 Egypt

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimates of total population differ substantially. The CIA World Factbook estimated the 2018 population of Baghdad at 6,643,000[4] The Encyclopedia Britannica estimated the 2005 population at 5,904,000;[5] the 2006 Lancet Report states a population of 7,216,050;[6] Mongabay gives a figure of 6,492,200 as of 2002.[7]

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