List of cities by population density

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This is a list of the cities worldwide that have the highest 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 kilometre. 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 most number of cities (at 9 entries) in the table below.

Guttenberg, New Jersey, United States, just outside New York City
Entire city of Malé, Maldives
City Population Area (km2) Area (mi2) Density (/km2) Density (/mi2) Country
Manila 1,780,148[1] 42.88[2][3] 16.55 71,263[4] 107,561  Philippines
Ebeye 15,000 0.362 0.140 41,436 107,143 Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Pateros (Municipality) 64,147[1] 2.10[5] 0.81 30,546 79,114  Philippines
Mumbai 12,478,447[6] 437.71[7] 169 28,508 73,837  India
Dhaka 8,523,137[8] 300.0[9] 115.83 28,410 73,583  Bangladesh
Bnei Brak 200,162[10] 7.088 2.736[11] 28,240 73,159  Israel
Caloocan 1,489,040[1] 53.34[5] 20.6 27,916 72,302  Philippines
Levallois-Perret 63,436[12] 2.4[12] 0.93 26,432 68,458  France
Le Pré-Saint-Gervais 18,121[13] 0.7[13] 0.27 25,887 67,047  France
Chennai 4,681,087[6] 181.06[14] 69.91 25,854 66,961  India
Vincennes 48,689[15] 1.9[15] 0.733 25,626 66,371  France
Saint-Mandé 22,627[16] 0.9[16] 0.35 25,141 65,115  France
Bally 291,972[6] 11.81[17] 4.56 24,722 64,031  India
Kolkata 4,486,679[6] 185[18] 71.4 24,252 62,813  India
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 27,548[19] 1.14[20] 0.44 24,165 62,404  Belgium
Kathmandu 1,183,000[21] 49.45[22] 19.09 23,923 61,972    Nepal
Subang Jaya 1,683,589[23] 70.41 43.75 23,911 38,482  Malaysia
Neapoli 27,084[23] 1.17 0.45 23,188 60,186  Greece
Montrouge 48,410[24] 2.1[24] 0.81 23,052 59,705  France
Malé 133,412[25] 5.8[26][27] 2.24 23,002 59,559  Maldives
Malabon 353,337[1] 15.76[5] 6.08 22,420 58,607  Philippines
Guttenberg, New Jersey 11,481[28] 0.507 0.196[29] 22,645 58,577  United States
Pasig 669,773[1] 31.00[5] 11.97 21,606 55,958  Philippines
Paris 2,265,886[30] 105.4[30] 40.7 21,498 55,673  France
Mislata 43,756[31] 2.06[31] 0.80 21,241 54,695  Spain
Macau 643,100[32] 30.3[33] 11.73 21,224 54,790  China
Kallithea 100,050[34] 4.75[34] 1.83 21,068 54,733  Greece
Nea Smyrni 73,090[34] 3.52[34] 1.36 20,740 53,717  Greece
Howrah 1,072,161[6] 51.74[17] 19.98 20,722 53,670  India
Pasay 392,869[1] 19.00[5] 7.34 20,677 53,554  Philippines
San Juan 121,430[1] 5.94[5] 2.29 20,442 52,946  Philippines
Colombo 323,257 37 14.28 20,405 52,871  Sri Lanka
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 252,171[35] 12.4[35] 4.8 20,336 52,536  Spain
Union City, New Jersey 66,455[28] 3.32 1.28[29] 20,004 51,810  United States
Cairo 11,742,120[36] 606[37] 234 19,376 50,180  Egypt
Makati 529,039[1] 27.36[5] 10.56 19,336 50,080  Philippines
West New York, New Jersey 49,708[28] 2.608 1.007[29] 19,059 49,362  United States
Saint-Gilles 46,931[19] 2.52[20] 0.97 18,623 48,234  Belgium
Bandung 3,075,478 167 64 18,416 48,054  Indonesia
Monaco 36,950[38] 2.02[39] 0.78 18,292 47,372  Monaco
Boulogne-Billancourt 113,085[40] 6.2[40] 2.39 18,239 47,240  France
Quezon City 2,936,116[41] 165.53[42] 63.83[43] 17,738 45,999  Philippines

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