Friday, June 16, 2017


10 Most Overcrowded Cities


Jeff Meyerson said...

Wow indeed. This almost makes Midtown Manhattan look like the Australian Outback by comparison.

Don Coffin said...

Dhaka--the most crowded place mentioned, at 44,500 people per sq. km. (about 72,000 per sq. mi.)--is more crowded that the most densely populated US cities (or places). The most densely populated US city/town is (according to Wikipedia)
Guttenberg, NJ, at 57,000 per sq. mi., which would get into 3rd place on that list. NYC as a whole comes in at 27,000 per sq. mi. Redondo Beach (10,600 per sq. mi/) comes in at 132nd. #10 on this list (Jakarta, about 16,000 per sq. mi.) is about the same as Jersey City, which is 28th in the US. (Indianapolis, where I live, comes in at 2,000, virtually deserted).

Unknown said...

Things like this always remind me of Tom Wolfe's essay on the behavioral sink.