List of city districts by population density

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This is a list of the most densely populated city subdivisions (30,000+ inh./km²) in the world. Most are districts of large cities and may vary significantly in regional importance. Note this list is not exhaustive as data is hard to come by for many places on earth.

List[edit]

Subdivision City Country Inhabitants
per km²
Population Area
(km²)
Notes
Lalbagh Thana Dhaka Bangladesh 168,151 369,933 2.2 [1]
Ayal Nasir Dubai United Arab Emirates 150,647 25,610 0.17 [2]
Chak Bazar Dhaka Bangladesh 130,122 156,147 1.2 [1]
Mathare North Nairobi Kenya 119,055 55,158 0.46 [3]
Zaveri Bazar Mumbai India 114,001 202,922 1.8 [4]
Al Dhagaya Dubai United Arab Emirates 113,353 19,270 0.17 [2]
St. Anthony Parish Macau Macau 111,636 122,800 1.1 [5]
Anjana Surat India 110,875 4,435 0.04 [6]
Karanj Surat India 107,288 198,482 1.85 [6]
Dhaka Kotwali Thana Dhaka Bangladesh 101,693 210,504 2.07 [7]
Mlango Kubwa Nairobi Kenya 93,005 38,374 0.41 [3]
Gopipura Surat India 87,773 19,310 0.22 [6]
Mathare 4A Nairobi Kenya 87,209 18,776 0.22 [3]
Gatwikira Nairobi Kenya 85,323 24,991 0.29 [3]
Kisimamajongoo Zanzibar City Tanzania 83,240 4,162 0.05 [8][9]
Mabatini Nairobi Kenya 79,740 28,260 0.35 [3]
Laini Saba Nairobi Kenya 75,942 28,182 0.37 [3]
Siranga Nairobi Kenya 71,072 17,363 0.24 [3]
Lindi Nairobi Kenya 70,302 35,158 0.50 [3]
Sutrapur Thana Dhaka Bangladesh 70,202 307,483 4.38 [7]
Kwaalimsha Zanzibar City Tanzania 69,420 3,471 0.05 [8]
Tondo District Manila Philippines 69,297 630,604 9.1 [10]
Wadifalia Surat India 68,229 9,552 0.14 [6]
Limbayat Surat India 67,769 91,488 1.35 [6]
Jabalia Camp Gaza strip Palestinian Territory 66,754 93,455 1.4
Salabatpura Surat India 66,280 55,675 0.84 [6]
Kibera Nairobi Kenya 65,197 9,786 0.15 [3]
Dadar Mumbai India 64,168 582,007 9.1 [4]
Eastleigh South/Kiambio Nairobi Kenya 63,777 66,264 1.04fO [3]
Nyayo Highrise Nairobi Kenya 61,981 24,191 0.39 [3]
St. James Town Toronto Canada 60,915 13,974 0.23
Sonifalia Surat India 60,108 14,426 0.24 [6]
Shahpor Surat India 59,654 23,265 0.39 [6]
Byculla Mumbai India 59,505 440,335 7.4 [4]
Sagrampura Surat India 59,020 77,316 1.31 [6]
Kayole Nairobi Kenya 58,655 140,321 2.39 [3]
Grant Road Mumbai India 57,744 382,841 6.6 [4]
Sandhurst Road Mumbai India 56,936 140,633 26 [4]
District IV L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Spain 55,950 44,773 0.80 [11]
Majengo Nairobi Kenya 55,323 16,287 0.29 [3]
Mahidharpura Surat India 55,047 19,817 0.36 [6]
Haripura Surat India 54,626 12,564 0.23 [6]
District II L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Spain 52,707 50,072 0.95 [11]
St. Lazarus Parish Macau Macau 52,370 45,600 0.9
Nyayo Nairobi Kenya 52,286 9,835 0.19 [3]
Fulpada Surat India 52,146 169,476 3.25 [6]
Kwun Tong District Hong Kong Hong Kong 51,104 562,427 11.27 [12]
St. Lawrence Parish Macau Macau 50,904 45,600 0.9
Pigna Rome Italy 50,848 10,490 0.21 [13]
Kiamaiko Nairobi Kenya 50,620 33,824 0.67 [3]
Eastleigh North Nairobi Kenya 49,286 43,258 0.88 [3]
Begumpura Surat India 49,280 45,830 0.93 [6]
Kurla Mumbai India 49,006 778,218 15.9 [4]
Malé Island Malé Maldives 47,870 103,693 1.952 [14]
Motijheel Thana Dhaka Bangladesh 47,692 307,483 4.69 [7]
Our Lady Fatima Parish Macau Macau 47,000 126,000 2.7
Bloor & Yonge Toronto Canada 46,639 4981 0.11
Wong Tai Sin District Hong Kong Hong Kong 46,197 444,630 9.3 [12]
Korogocho Nairobi Kenya 46,136 10,376 0.22 [3]
Mwembetanga Zanzibar City Tanzania 46,100 2,766 0.06 [8]
Elphinstone Mumbai India 45,793 457,931 10.0 [4]
Gitathuru Nairobi Kenya 45,262 21,735 0.48 [3]
California Nairobi Kenya 45,253 21,699 0.48 [3]
District 11 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 45,241 232,536 5.0 [15]
Centro Habana Havana Cuba 44,560 152,395 3.42 [16]
District V L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Spain 44,031 40,094 0.91 [11]
Dandora 'B' Nairobi Kenya 43,918 85,569 1.95 [3]
District 4 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 43,842 183,261 4.0 [15]
Huangpu District Shanghai China 43,425 538,900 12.41 [17]
Yau Tsim Mong District Hong Kong Hong Kong 43,168 282,020 6.99 [12]
Nanavat Surat India 42,943 19,754 0.46 [6]
Khar Mumbai India 42,929 580,835 13.5 [4]
Tandale Dar es Salaam Tanzania 42,314 44,853 1.06 [8][9]
Manhattan Community Board 8 New York City United States 42,312 217,063 5.13
Malad Mumbai India 41,651 796,775 19.1 [4]
11th arrondissement Paris France 41,598 152,500 3.67
Amroli Surat India 41,493 17,138 0.41 [6]
Yonghe District New Taipei Taiwan 41,139 235,059 5.71
TPS - 7 Anjana Surat India 41,108 78,344 1.91 [6]
District 5 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 40,785 174,154 4.0 [15]
Kowloon City Hong Kong Hong Kong 40,722 381,352 10.02 [12]
District 10 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 40,638 232,450 6.0 [15]
Nanpura Surat India 40,429 51,749 1.28 [6]
Matunga Mumbai India 40,400 524,393 13.0 [4]
Katargam Gotalawadi Surat India 40,057 70,500 1.76 [6]
Chittagong Kotwali Thana Chittagong Bangladesh 39,566 246,893 6.24
Olympic/Kyanda Nairobi Kenya 39,478 29,356 0.74 [3]
Sham Shui Po Hong Kong Hong Kong 39,262 353,550 9.35 [12]
Manzese Dar es Salaam Tanzania 38,914 66,543 1.71 [8][9]
Dong Da Hanoi Vietnam 38,896 387,400 9.96 [18]
Makina Nairobi Kenya 38,508 25,242 0.66 [3]
District 3 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 38,403 188,945 5.0 [15]
Manhattan Community Board 7 New York City United States 37,970 207,699 5.47
Makurumla Dar es Salaam Tanzania 37,200 53,568 1.44 [8]
Garden District Northwest Toronto Canada 36,177 4,504 0.12
Manhattan Community Board 3 New York City United States 36,054 164,407 4.56
Phu Nhuan District Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 35,897 175,175 5.0 [15]
Vikokotoni Zanzibar City Tanzania 35,860 1,793 0.05 [8]
Kariobangi North Nairobi Kenya 35,778 39,342 1.10 [3]
District 6 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 35,254 253,474 7.0 [15]
Recoleta Buenos Aires Argentina 34,959 188,780 5.4
San Lorenzo Naples Italy 34,701 49,275 1.42 [19]
Balvanera Buenos Aires Argentina 34,590 152,198 4.4
Luwan District Shanghai China 34,099 274,500 8.05 [17]
Hoan Kiem Hanoi Vietnam 34,159 180,700 5.29 [18]
Almagro Buenos Aires Argentina 33,966 138,942 4.1
Jing'an District Shanghai China 33,832 257,800 7.62 [17]
Hongkou District Shanghai China 33,267 781,100 23.48 [17]
Shangani Zanzibar City Tanzania 33,242 3,989 0.12 [8][9]
Mwembe Ladu Zanzibar City Tanzania 33,140 3,314 0.10 [8][9]
Eastern District Hong Kong Hong Kong 33,004 616,199 18.7 [12]
Roslagstull Stockholm Sweden 32,667 2,940 0.09 [20]
Saiyadpura Surat India 32,650 55,179 1.69 [6]
Umoja 'II' Nairobi Kenya 32,473 101,477 3.13 [3]
Sampaloc District Manila Philippines 32,355 354,514 7.9 [10]
20th arrondissement Paris France 32,052 191,800 5.98
Xuanwu District Beijing China 31,879 526,000 16.50
18th arrondissement Paris France 31,424 188,700 6.01
Torkkelinmäki Helsinki Finland 30,778 7079 0.23 [21]
10th arrondissement Paris France 30,705 88,800 2.89
Gorofani/Bondeni Nairobi Kenya 30,595 5,195 0.17 [3]
Gatina Nairobi Kenya 30,411 45,872 1.51 [3]
Mwiki Ruiru Kenya 30,107 44,760 1.49 [3]
Imbaba Cairo Egypt 75,035 524,636 6.99 As of 2006

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Retrieved on 2012-01-19]
  2. ^ a b [2]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Kenya Open Data; Census Volume 1 Question 1 Population, Households and Density by Sublocations - 2009 Retrieved on 2012-01-19.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Mumbai Wards & Districts: Population & Density by Sector 2001". Demographia. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  5. ^ Preliminary Results of the 2011 Population Census. Retrieved on 2012-01-21
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Surat Municipal Corporation - Wardwise Area, Population & Density (1901 to 2001)
  7. ^ a b c TABLE S04: SELECTED STATISTICS BY THANA, 1991 (ENUMERATED) data from census 1991
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania; 2002 Population and Housing Census - Village Statistics Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  9. ^ a b c d e International Livestock Research Institute, GIS Services, Tanzania Wards Data from downloadable shapefile map. Retrieved on 2010-05-17, by using ArcExplorer.
  10. ^ a b 2007 Census of Population Census Bureau of the Philippines. Retrieved 17 June 2009
  11. ^ a b c 1.1. Superfície, població i densitat on page 23
  12. ^ a b c d e f 2001 census, December 2004 land survey.
  13. ^ Comune di Roma - Ufficio di Statistica. Iscritti in anagrafe al 31-12-2009
  14. ^ "Male'". Isles: The Provincial Information Management System. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g Population and population density in 2010 by district (pdf)
  16. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas, Cuba; La Habana (pdf) Population and area 2009-12-31. Retrieved on 2010-09-06.
  17. ^ a b c d "Population And Population Density (year-end of 2008)". Shanghai Municipal Government. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  18. ^ a b [3] Hanoi Districts
  19. ^ "Naples population data 2001 census". Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  20. ^ Statistisk årsbok för Stockholm 2012 (pdf) Population and area 2010-12-31. Retrieved on 2012-03-01.
  21. ^ [4]

References[edit]

  • PRC data from census in ?2000 (and from census in ?2001) plus December 2004 land survey where footnoted.
  • Philippines data from census in 2000.
  • Spanish data from census in 2006.
  • US data from census in 2000.
  • ROC (Taiwan) data from census in 2005.
  • French data from census in 1999.

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