Saturday, September 18, 2004

Metropolitan Areas

"A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities or towns whose built-up zones of influence have merged physically through population growth and expansion to form one contiguous urban cluster. It is thus a polycentric form of agglomeration. Mumbai is the world's largest conurbation.

"An agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns." -- Wikipedia

The largest agglomeration in the world is the Tokyo-Yokohama-Kawasaki-Chiba megalopolis, followed by Mexico City-Nezahualc├│yotl-Ecatepec-Naucalpan. The largest city proper in the world is Tokyo (28 million) followed by Mexico City (18 million).

Due to the varied definition of city around the world, it is imprecise to define a densest city in the world. The densest countries/territories are:
The densest large country is Bangledesh.


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