Top Cities by Population Density

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This is a list of cities worldwide by population density. The population, population density and land area for the cities listed are based on the entire city proper, the defined boundary or border of a city or the city limits of the city. The population density of the cities listed is based on the average number of people living per square kilometer or per square mile. This list does not refer to the population, population density or land area of the greater metropolitan area or urban area, nor particular districts in any of the cities listed.

Cities by population density

The Philippines, the 12th most populous country in the world, holds the highest number of cities (at 13 entries) in the table below.

City Population Area Density Country
km2 sqmi /km2 /sqmi
Manila 1,780,148 42.88 16.56 46,178 119,600 Philippines
Pateros 63,840 1.76 0.68 36,447 94,400 Philippines
Mandaluyong 386,276 11.06 4.27 34,925 90,460 Philippines
Baghdad 6,719,500 204.4 78.9 32,874 85,140 Iraq
Mumbai 12,478,447 603 233 32,303 83,660 India
Dhaka 8,906,136 306.38 118.29 29,069 75,290 Bangladesh
Caloocan 1,583,978 53.2 20.54 27,989 72,490 Philippines
Port-au-Prince 987,310 36.04 13.92 27,395 70,950 Haiti
Bnei Brak 208,000 7.088 2.737 27,338 70,810 Israel
Levallois-Perret 64,379 2.41 0.93 26,713 69,190 France
Vincennes 49,891 1.91 0.74 26,121 67,650 France
Le Pré-Saint-Gervais 17,950 0.7 0.27 25,643 66,420 France
Karachi 14,910,352 591 228 25,229 65,340 Pakistan
Saint-Mandé 22,619 0.92 0.36 24,586 63,680 France
Makati 582,602 21.73 8.39 24,346 63,060 Philippines
Kolkata 4,496,694 185 71 24,306 62,950 India
Montrouge 50,260 2.07 0.8 24,280 62,900 France
Sint-Joost-ten-Node 27,548 1.14 0.44 24,165 62,590 Belgium
Kathmandu 1,183,000 49.45 19.09 23,923 61,960 Nepal
Subang Jaya 1,683,589 70.41 27.19 23,911 61,930 Malaysia
Neapoli, Thessaloniki 27,084 1.17 0.45 23,149 59,960 Greece
Malé 133,412 5.8 2.2 23,002 59,570 Maldives
Guttenberg, New Jersey 11,481 0.51 0.196 22,645 58,650 United States
Damascus 1,711,000 77 30 22,221 57,550 Syria
Malabon 365,525 15.96 6.16 22,139 57,340 Philippines
Navotas 249,463 11.51 29.8 21,674 56,140 Philippines
Asmara 963,000 45 17 21,400 55,000 Eritrea
Pasig 755,300 31.46 12.15 21,290 55,100 Philippines
Mislata 43,756 2.06 0.8 21,241 55,010 Spain
Macau 643,100 30.3 11.7 21,224 54,970 Macau
Kallithea 100,050 4.75 1.83 21,063 54,550 Greece
Nea Smyrni 73,090 3.52 1.36 20,764 53,780 Greece
Paris 2,187,526 105.4 40.7 20,755 53,760 France
Howrah 1,072,161 51.74 19.98 20,722 53,670 India
Pasay 416,522 18.64 7.2 21,077 54,590 Philippines
San Juan, Metro Manila 122,180 5.87 2.27 20,687 53,580 Philippines
Colombo 752,993 37 14 20,351 52,710 Sri Lanka
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 252,171 12.4 4.8 20,336 52,670 Spain
Union City, New Jersey 66,455 3.3 1.28 20,017 51,840 United States
Delhi 2,658,525 133.3 51.5 19,944 51,650 India
Marikina 450,741 22.64 8.74 19,909 51,560 Philippines
Saint-Gilles, Belgium 50,002 2.52 0.97 19,842 51,390 Belgium
Clichy 61,070 3.08 1.19 19,828 51,350 France
Courbevoie 81,719 4.17 1.61 19,597 50,760 France
Boulogne-Billancourt 120,071 6.17 2.38 19,460 50,400 France
West New York, New Jersey 49,708 2.61 1.007 19,060 49,400 United States
Koekelberg 21,990 1.17 0.45 18,795 48,680 Belgium
Bandung 3,075,478 167 64 18,416 47,700 Indonesia
Las Piñas 588,894 32.02 12.36 18,391 47,630 Philippines
Monaco 36,950 2.02 0.78 18,292 47,380 Monaco
Giv'atayim 58,500 3.24 1.25 18,056 46,760 Israel
Quezon City 2,936,116 165.53 63.91 17,738 45,940 Philippines
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl 1,110,565 63.449 24.498 17,503 45,330 Mexico
Santa Coloma de Gramenet 118,821 7 2.7 16,974 43,960 Spain
Chittagong 2,582,401 155 60 16,661 43,150 Bangladesh
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 97,462 5.89 2.27 16,547 42,860 Belgium
Schaarbeek 133,309 8.14 3.14 16,377 42,420 Belgium
Seoul 9,962,393 605.21 233.67 15,763 40,830 South Korea
Cairo 9,539,673 606 234 15,742 40,770 Egypt
Hoboken, New Jersey 52,677 3.3 1.28 15,867 41,100 United States
Toronto, Ontario 2,731,571 630.2 243.32 4,334 11,230 Canada
Ottawa, Ontario 934,243 2,790.30 1,077.34 335 870