The World’s 31 Mega-Cities

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Lima, Peru
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31. Lima, Peru
>2016 population: 10,072,000
>Annual growth since 2000 2.0%
>Pct. of Peru’s population: 31.9%
>2030 estimated population: 12,221,000

Channai India
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30. Chennai (Madras), India
>2016 population: 10,163,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 2.9%
>Pct. of India’s population: 0.8%
>2030 estimated population: 13,921,000

The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London lit up at night, England United Kingdom
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29. London, United Kingdom
>2016 population: 10,434,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 1.2%
>Pct. of United Kingdom’s population: 16.3%
>2030 estimated population: 11,467,000

Bangalore, India
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28. Bangalore, India
>2016 population: 10,456,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 3.9%
>Pct. of India’s population: 0.8%
>2030 estimated population: 14,762,000

Jakarta, Indonesia
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27. Jakarta, Indonesia
>2016 population: 10,483,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 1.4%
>Pct. of Indonesia’s population: 4.1%
>2030 estimated population: 13,812,000

Shenzhen, China Skyline
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26. Shenzhen, China
>2016 population: 10,828,000
>Annual growth since 2000: 3.1%
>Pct. of China’s population: 0.8%
>2030 estimated population: 12,673,000