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    3 things I'll be honest I didn't know was that 1) Mexico City has more people than NYC. 2) That NYC was outside top 10 in the world. 3) That London was outside the top 20.

    One thing I did know that this chart really demonstrates....Asia has just an insane amt of people compared to the rest of the world.
     
  2. Weedlord420

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    When I was a kid we were all amazing that nyc had 8 million :/
     
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  3. ScFan27

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    Im 99% certain that those numbers for NYC don’t just reflect the 5 boroughs. I also don’t think any of those numbers are just the city limits. Looks like it’s the “metro area” of the cities.
     
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    Yeah. Although I have heard that there are 17 million people in the five boroughs on any given non-Covid weekday, 18 million don’t live in the 5 boroughs.
    You’re counting half of Jersey to get up to 18m+
     
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    I just learned that the New York City metro and New York state itself has roughly the same amount of people.
     
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  6. BamaNug

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    Have been to Delhi, Mex City, and Cairo. Mex City is a sprawl and feels like a huge modern city.

    Delhi and Cairo are complete fucking madness.
     
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    Never been to Cairo but have MC and Delhi. Delhi is a wild experience.
     
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    Yea it's nuts, not necessarily in a good way. Mumbai was awesome, tho.
     
  9. steamengine

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    If I ever leave my house again Mumbai is pretty high on my list.
     
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    Cairo being that big surprises me. Not sure why. The rest make sense
     
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    Buenos Aires was larger than I was expecting
     
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    Same way in our state on an 18x smaller scale. Omaha has 1 mil people. The rest of the state has 1 mil combined.
     
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    Really? I haven't been but with Mexico's poverty and crime I guess I never would have guessed MC felt "modern".
     
  14. BamaNug

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    It's really modern, and a top-tier city to visit. One of the best culinary scenes there is. Insanely cheap. I'm sure there are parts that are dangerous, but if you stay in the 3-4 tourist neighborhoods, it's super safe.

    Should be on everyone's short list.
     
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    Mexico City actually has a lot higher % of middle class than the rest of Mexico.
     
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    Makes sense
     
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    Egypt's population density is crazy; 100million+ people and almost all of them live within spitting distance of the only river.
     
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  18. The Milkman

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    Mexico City is one of my favorite spots. Can't recommend it enough
     
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    I’m no anthropologist, but isn’t that just how life works?
     
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    I can’t remember where I read it but something crazy like 70% of the US population lives within 20 miles of the coast or some shit.
     
  21. BayouMafia

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    Mumbai sucks guys
     
  22. shawnoc

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    Australia’s coastal population density is crazier.
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  23. bigpig

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    nobody wants to live in the northwest corner?
     
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    Every Canadian lives within 100 miles of US border iirc
     
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    Even move it just a bit northwest so that it doesn't include Houston and Atlanta and it explodes
     
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    middle google earth

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  29. shawnoc

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    Nobody wants to live on 99% of that island. Most of it, (northwest corner included) is only good for grazing or nothing.
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  30. OZ2

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    20 years ago or so Mexico City had the largest population on the planet.

    I think it’s pretty fucking crazy that in a 20 year period Tokyo has essentially doubled its population. It was a mega city and on the verge of largest on the planet and it laps the field now.
     
  31. bigred77

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    De nile?
     
  32. The Milkman

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    Interesting to see the footprint of Tokyo. upload_2021-4-21_18-40-59.jpeg
     
  33. chet fire

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    Thing I can't understand about Australia is where's their Phoenix, their Las Vegas? Yeah, I get that it's a desert with no water. Somehow, it's happened in other places.
     
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    Vegas and Phoenix are only like 150 miles from the ocean. The Australian outback goes much deeper.
     
  35. Joe Withabee

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    there is also a hell of a lot of coastline per capita in the good areas, and no historic reason for them to push out to the middle of nowhere to establish such places
     
  36. WhiskeyDelta

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    Yeah but this would be the entire population of the US living a few miles from the Mississippi, and the rest of the country is completely deserted.
     
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    Alice Springs?
     
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    Tokyo is fucking sweet though, so it makes sense
     
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    But we have rivers running all over the US. So no need to crowd around the Mississippi.
     
  40. TC

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    Geography leads to different settlement patterns :shocker:

    You guys remember Sim City at the beginning when they give you your map?
     
  41. chet fire

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    That's the closet answer I can come up with. They've got 30 million. We've got 300 million.
     
  42. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    The city of Shenzhen China is 42 years old and is 13 million people :ohholkyfuck:
     
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    Eastern United States geology is pretty stable besides the new Madrid
     
  44. texasraider

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    I thought I read somewhere that China had like 7 of the most populated cities in the top ten
     
  45. The Banks

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    They have half a dozen huge ones and then like a dozen the size of Chicago/London.
     
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  46. shawnoc

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    They have 100 with a population of more than 1 million. USA has 9, iirc.

    Edit - just checked. We now have 10 since San Jose topped 1 million.
     
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  47. TC

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    Don't they have giant cities that are ghost towns? Like they plan for millions of people to move there one day, or they built a big ass city and factory that's no longer in use
     
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    I can’t remember the song, but there is a music video where they use one of these cities. Had an Eiffel Tower and everything man. Shit was crazy.
     
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  49. steamengine

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    I started my career doing work in non Shanghai or Beijing parts of China and it blew my mind find out that like fifty cities have more people than Chicago (made that up but you get the point)
     
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    We hired a kid from China a while back. One day we were talking about what our parents did and he reluctantly told us that his dad was the mayor of his "town." We asked him what town it was and said it was a small town we wouldn't have heard of. Finally he reluctantly told us. I've forgotten the name but I googled it at the time and the population was like 7.5 million.
     
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