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Top 100 Most Populous Cities In Asia 2010
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This is a list of the most heavily populated cities in Asia, as opposed to the most populous metropolitan or urban areas. This list includes 2010 population estimates for all of those who are defined as living within the 'city limits', or 'city boundary', and are based on a mixture of official and independent sources.
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Data released by World Gazetteer - January.01.2010 - Next data release 2011 (unknown date)
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Top 100 Most Populous Cities In Asia 2010
City Country 2010 Calculation [1]
1 Shanghai China 16,348,947
2 Bombay India 13,830,884
3 Karachi Pakistan 13,205,339
4 Delhi India 12,565,901
5 Istanbul Turkey 12,175,592
6 Manila Philippines 11,248,470
7 Dhaka Bangladesh 10,861,172
8 Soeul South Korea 9,567,665
9 Tokyo Japan 8,762,073
10 Jakarta Indonesia 8,431,302
11 Tehran Iran 8,429,807
12 Peking China 7,923,530
13 Lahore Pakistan 7,129,609
14 Bangkok Thailand 5,831,835
15 Singapore Singapore 5,560,904
16 Bangalore India 5,438,065
17 Baghdad Iraq 5,402,486
18 Calcutta India 5,138,208
19 Rangoon Myanmar 5,032,190
20 Riyadh Saudi Arabia 4,878,473
21 Chongqing China 4,757,368
22 Madras India 4,616,639
23 Xian China 4,587,818
24 Wuhan China 4,343,546
25 Ankara Turkey 4,082,184
26 Hyderabad India 4,068,611
27 Ahmadabad India 3,959,432
28 Chengdu China 3,917,204
29 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 3,871,723
30 Chattagam Bangladesh 3,867,703
31 Yokohama Japan 3,704,626
32 Tianjin China 3,649,387
33 Shenyang China 3,559,349
34 Pune India 3,446,330
35 Harbin China 3,405,339
36 Nanjing China 3,389,828
37 Surat India 3,344,135
38 Pusan South Korea 3,307,449
39 Pyongyang North Korea 3,270,582
40 Jiddah Saudi Arabia 3,232,834
41 Kanpur India 3,221,435
42 Jaipur India 3,210,570
43 Guangzhou China 3,097,347
44 Mosul Iraq 2,882,442
45 Faisalabad Pakistan 2,880,675
46 Izmir Turkey 2,815,046
47 Changchun China 2,813,245
48 Taiyuan China 2,809,501
49 Lakhnau India 2,750,447
50 Taipei Taiwan 2,655,972
51 Osaka Japan 2,644,581
52 Inchon South Korea 2,554,528
53 Mashhad Iran 2,516,467
54 Nagpur India 2,447,063
55 Shijiazhuang China 2,415,478
56 Taegu South Korea 2,403,517
57 Surabaya Indonesia 2,328,055
58 Kabul Afghanistan 2,327,146
59 Changsha China 2,323,490
60 Nagoya Japan 2,262,185
61 Jilin China 2,228,535
62 Jinan China 2,227,937
63 Dalian China 2,195,151
64 Tashkent Uzbekistan 2,194,272
65 Nanchang China 2,156,849
66 Sana'a Yemen 2,079,158
67 Xinyang China 2,031,326
68 Beirut Lebanon 2,025,123
69 Zhengzhou China 2,014,810
70 Rawalpindi Pakistan 1,991,656
71 Jiulong China 1,929,557
72 Sapporo Japan 1,925,504
73 Hangzhou China 1,920,846
74 Basra Iraq 1,914,205
75 Patna India 1,875,572
76 Indore India 1,854,930
77 Damascus Syria 1,834,741
78 Thana India 1,807,616
79 Bhopal India 1,792,203
80 Bekasi Indonesia 1,774,340
81 Medan Indonesia 1,769,741
82 Ludhiana India 1,740,247
83 Qingdao China 1,736,114
84 Aleppo Syria 1,707,656
85 Esfahan Iran 1,698,484
86 Agra India 1,686,976
87 Pimpri India 1,637,905
88 Urumqi China 1,628,533
89 Tangshan China 1,627,819
90 Davao Philippines 1,626,977
91 Dubai United Arab Emirates 1,616,430
92 Koyang South Korea 1,615,892
93 Suzhou China 1,606,518
94 Multan Pakistan 1,606,481
95 Rongcheng China 1,586,793
96 Nashik India 1,585,444
97 Hyderabad Pakistan 1,578,367
98 Bandung Indonesia 1,573,267
99 Gujranwala Pakistan 1,569,090
100 Bursa Turkey 1,567,756
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Population Growth

Our population is growing at a massive rate, and it looks set to continue, which will bring a whole host of new problems, while making some current issues much harder to deal with. Particularly important issues include finding better ways to utilse the land at our disposal, creating better living conditions for many, and working out what to do with waste

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Aging

One of the main reasons behind the World's massive population spurt of the past century, is our advancements in healthcare. By the standards of only 100 years ago, with the help of medicines and treatments, we are now prolonging life to unimaginable average lengths, and we have now really begun to take control of our body's systems

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References
[1] "World: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population" World Gazetteer - All statistics © Stefan Helders, www.world-gazetteer.com. Stefan Helders has been independently collating data relating to population statistics since 1998 on what is now known as the World Gazetteer website. According to Helders... "If possible, official data sources are used. In many cases however no official figures are available. In that case, secondary sources such as year books, encyclopediae, atlases etc. are used. I have also received data from other stats lovers". Along with another useful population statistics website called CityPopulation.de, Stefan Helders/World Gazetteer provides the most accurate and up-to-date analysis of population levels in the World's cities and metropolitan areas.
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