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Rise of Megacities: Two thirds of world population will be living in cities by 2050

19 12 20
thursday

TWO out of every three people will live in cities by 2050, giving rise to the creation of megacities predominantly in China, India and Nigeria, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday.

A combination of demographic shifts and overall population growth will result in the more than 2.5 billion people gravitating to urban areas. Most of this growth is expecting to be concentrated in just a handful of countries.

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“Together, India, China and Nigeria will account for 35 percent of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2018 and 2050…It is projected that India will have added 416 million urban dwellers, China 255 million and Nigeria 189 million,” said........

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