The World’s Most Populous Cities By 2100

The World’s Most Populous Cities By 2100, by Tyler Durden.

According to projections from the Global Cities Institute … over the next 80 years or so, some cities will literally 10x or 20x in size – turning into giant megacities that have comparable populations to entire countries like modern-day Germany, France, or the United Kingdom. …

None of these cities will be in the Americas, Europe, China, or Australia.

According to predictions from the Global Cities Institute, these will be the biggest cities in the world in 2100:

  1. Lagos, Nigeria. 2010: 11 million, 2100: 88 million.
  2. Kinshasa, Congo (DRC): 2010: 9 million, 2100: 84 million.
  3. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 2010: 4 million, 2100: 74 million.
  4. Mumbai, India: 2010: 20 million, 2100: 67 million.

East Africa will be home to many of the world’s biggest cities in the future – and many will be seemingly popping up out of nowhere. Consider Blantyre City, Lilongwe, and Lusaka, for example. Most Westerners will not likely have heard of these places, but these centers in Malawi and Zambia will each hold over 35 million people. …

Kinshasa … has already likely passed Paris as the largest French-speaking city in the world.

Perhaps something will interfere with the projected growth, such as collapse due to some sort of unsustainability (water, social organization, disease, war, food, …). But if not, the world will be a very different place. As they say, demographics is destiny.