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UN: Delhi to become the most populous city by 2028

Published on May 19, 2018
According to the United Nations estimates, Delhi is projected to become the most populous city in the world around 2028.

  • The 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects produced by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) was recently released.
  • As per the report India is expected to add the largest number of urban dwellers by 2050.
  • Currently, 55 per cent of the world's population lives in urban areas.
  • According to the report, 68% of the world population is projected to live in urban areas in 2050.
  • At present, Tokyo is the world's largest city with an agglomeration of 37 million inhabitants, followed by New Delhi with 29 million.
  • The world’s rural population will peak in a few years then decline by 2050 as per the estimates of the report on urbanization.
  • At the same time, India is expected to surpass China as the country with the world’s largest total population.
  • By 2050, India, China and Nigeria will account for more than a third of the projected growth in the world’s urban population.
  • In order to ensure sustainable growth, it is necessary to manage urban growth. It is one of the most important development challenges of the current century.

Expected Questions

According to the UN, which Indian city would become the most populous by 2028?

Who is the CM of Delhi?
Arvind Kejriwal

Who is the Secretary General of the UN?
Antonio Gueterres

Apart from Gujarat, which state govt. has decided to launch accident victim policy 2018?

Who is the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi?
Anil Baijal

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