The Fastest Growing Cities in the World

Two new articles on Visual Capitalist illustrate population growth in cities worldwide. Keep in mind that population growth in these cities is for the most part a monotonic increasing function. In other words, most of these cities are continuously growing.

The Fastest Growing Cities in the World (2000-2016), by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist, March 17, 2018. This article presents an interactive map of cities worldwide.

The 5 Largest Cities Throughout the Course of History, by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist, February 24, 2018.

The article states:

During this much shorter stretch of time of more modern history, the rate of urbanization is skyrocketing and cities are now growing at exponential rates.

The most populous city shifts nine times – and by the year 2100, it’s projected that the five most populous cities could have 370 million people living between them.

This would be higher than the total population of the entire world in the 12th century.

The article contains two videos showing the largest cities throughout history: