Facts about Population
World’s largest built up areas
1 Tokyo, Japan 37,126,000
2 Jakarta, Indonesia 26,063,000
3 Seoul, South Korea 22,547,000
4 Delhi, India 22,242,000
5 Shanghai, China 20,860,000
6 Manila, Philippines 20,767,000
7 Karachi, Pakistan 20,711,000
8 New York, USA 20,464,000
9 Sao Paulo, Brazil 20,186,000
10 Mexico City, Mexico 19,463,000
Tokyo's Shinjuku area with Mount Fuji in the background.
World’s largest cities proper
1 Shanghai, China 17,836,000
2 Istanbul, Turkey 13,854,000
3 Karachi, Pakistan 12,991,000
4 Mumbai, India 12,478,000
5 Tehran, Iran 12,223,000
6 Moscow, Russia 11,977,000
7 Beijing, China 11,716,000
8 Sao Paulo, Brazil 11,376,000
9 Tianjin, China 11,090,000
10 Guanzhou, China 11,070,000
Shanghai's Pudong area, home to many of China's tallest skyscrapers.
Largest cities in the UK
1 London 7,200,000
2 Birmingham 992,000
3 Leeds 720,000
4 Glasgow 560,000
5 Sheffield 512,000
6 Bradford 467,000
7 Edinburgh 450,000
8 Liverpool 440,000
9 Manchester 420,000
10 Bristol 380,000
London dates back its history over 2000 years and is home to many worldwide institutions.
Geography images - Population vocabulary
Population density maps
A population density map of the UK.
A population density map of China.
A population density map of the US.
Videos for school - Population
As one student put it, this video on population is the best thing that they ever saw in their education to date. Funny, clever, thought provoking and turning a lot of conventionally held views on their head.
An excellent video on religion and birth rates that challenges some commonly held beliefs about the population of the world and how it will develop over the next 40 years.
From densely populated areas and the consequences of living in densely populated areas...
... to sparsely populated areas and the reasons why these areas have low populations. We have a wide selection of population images that you can use to make your presentations / class work / home work more visual and interesting.
This topic is about people. It is about where they live, how many people there are and why they live where they do. It looks at population facts like which are the largest cities in the world? And it goes on to look at what will happen to the population of the world in the future? It asks the question, will we continue to grow in numbers exponentially? Or will the population of the world reach a peak in the future. Are you looking for more information to help you with your understanding? Then see below for a collection of thought provoking images, videos and population facts to help you understand more about population geography.