The world's most populous cities in 2018
Only one city on the list has shown a decline in population
Since the Industrial Revolution began, driving swarms of people to the cities, the process of urbanization across the globe has continued to intensify. Countries in the developed and the developing world alike have seen their cities swell up to numbers never seen before. With the known suspects reaching saturation, smaller cities are starting to grow exponentially as well, propelling a new set of urban areas onto the world stage.
The website World Population Review has recently compiled 2018's numbers, noting the percentage change compared to the previous year. Click through the gallery and check out the world's most populous cities today.
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