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This is a list of cities worldwide by population density. The population, population density and land area for the cities listed are based on the entire city proper, the defined boundary or border of a city or the city limits of the city. The population density of the cities listed is based on the average number of people living per square kilometer or per square mile. This list does not refer to the population, population density or land area of the greater metropolitan area or urban area, nor particular districts in any of the cities listed.

Cities by population density

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Manila, Philippines
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Levallois-Perret, France
Entire city of Malé, Maldives. More than 200,000 people live on this 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) island.
Paris, France
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Bnei Brak, Israel
City Population Area Density Country Year
km2 mi2 /km2 /mi2
Manila 1,846,600 43 17 43,064 111,537  Philippines 2020[1] 2018[2]
Mandaluyong 425,758 11 4 38,495 99,703  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Caloocan 1,661,584 53 21 31,233 80,893  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Bnei Brak 218,691 7 3 30,854 79,911  Israel 2023 [4][5]
Kolkata 6,200,000 206 80 30,097 77,952  India 2023[6] 2023[7]
Kathmandu 1,442,000 49 19 29,161 75,526  Nepal 2020[8]
Dhaka 8,906,136 306 118 29,069 75,289  Bangladesh
Makati 629,616 22 8 28,975 75,044  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Port-au-Prince 987,310 36 14 27,395 70,953  Haiti 2015[9]
Levallois-Perret 64,379 2 1 26,713 69,187  France 2020[10]
Montrouge 54,260 2 1 26,213 67,891  France 2020[11]
Bogotá 8,034,649 307 119 26,141 67,705  Colombia 2020s[12][13]
Vincennes 49,891 2 1 26,121 67,653  France 2020[14]
Le Pré-Saint-Gervais 17,950 1 0 25,643 66,415  France 2020[15]
Pasig 803,159 31 12 25,530 66,122  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Saint-Mandé 22,619 1 0 24,586 63,677  France 2020[16]
La Plata 654,324 27 10 24,234 62,767  Argentina 2010
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 27,548 1 0 24,165 62,587  Belgium [17][18]
Guttenberg 12,017 1 0 24,034 62,248  United States 2020[19][20]
Malabon 380,522 16 6 23,842 61,751  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Pasay 440,656 19 7 23,640 61,229  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Neapoli, Thessaloniki 27,084 1 0 23,149 59,955  Greece [21]
Malé 133,412 6 2 23,002 59,575  Maldives [22][23][24]
Damascus 1,711,000 77 30 22,221 57,552  Syria [25]
San Juan, Metro Manila 126,347 6 2 21,524 55,748  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Navotas 247,543 12 4 21,507 55,703  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Asmara 963,000 45 17 21,400 55,426  Eritrea 2012[26]
Mislata 43,756 2 1 21,241 55,014  Spain [27]
Macau 643,100 30 12 21,224 54,971  Macau 2015[28][29]
Kallithea 100,050 5 2 21,063 54,554  Greece [30]
Nea Smyrni 73,090 4 1 20,764 53,779  Greece [30]
Paris 2,187,526 105 41 20,755 53,754  France 2020[31]
Union City 68,589 3 1 20,690 53,588  United States 2020[19][20]
Mumbai 12,442,373 603 233 20,634 53,442  India 2013[32] 2019[33]
Colombo 752,993 37 14 20,351 52,710  Sri Lanka
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 252,171 12 5 20,336 52,671  Spain 2016[34]
West New York 52,912 3 1 20,288 52,547  United States 2020[19][20]
Marikina 456,059 23 9 20,144 52,173  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Saint-Gilles 50,002 3 1 19,842 51,391  Belgium [17][18]
Clichy 61,070 3 1 19,828 51,354  France 2020[35]
Kotsiubynske 17,249 1 0 19,826 51,351  Ukraine
Courbevoie 81,719 4 2 19,597 50,756  France 2020[36]
Boulogne-Billancourt 120,071 6 2 19,460 50,403  France 2020[37]
Las Piñas 606,293 32 12 18,935 49,041  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Koekelberg 21,990 1 0 18,795 48,679  Belgium
Bandung 3,075,478 167 64 18,416 47,698  Indonesia
General Mariano Alvarez 172,433 9 4 18,344 47,511  Philippines 2020[1] 2013[38]
Monaco 36,950 2 1 18,292 47,377  Monaco [39][40]
Les Lilas 23,045 1 0 18,290 47,370  France 2020[41]
Hoboken 60,419 3 1 18,226 47,205  United States 2020[19]
Giv'atayim 58,500 3 1 18,056 46,764  Israel 2019[42]
Quezon City 2,960,048 166 64 17,882 46,315  Philippines 2020[1][3]
Vanves 27,729 2 1 17,775 46,037  France 2020[43]
Asnières-sur-Seine 85,191 5 2 17,674 45,777  France 2020[44]
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl 1,110,565 63 24 17,503 45,334  Mexico 2010[45]
Sliema 22,591 1 1 17,378 45,008  Malta 2019
Howrah 1,077,075 63 24 17,096 44,280  India [32][46]
Santa Coloma de Gramenet 118,821 7 3 16,974 43,964  Spain 2019[47]
Modi'in Illit 80,894 5 2 16,748 43,378  Israel 2022
Chittagong 2,582,401 155 60 16,661 43,151  Bangladesh 2018[48]
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 97,462 6 2 16,547 42,857  Belgium
Seoul 9,962,393 605 234 16,461 42,634  South Korea 2019[49] 2013[50]
Charenton-le-Pont 30,374 2 1 16,418 42,524  France 2020[51]
La Garenne-Colombes 29,169 2 1 16,387 42,443  France 2020[52]
Schaerbeek 133,309 8 3 16,377 42,417  Belgium
Neuilly-sur-Seine 60,361 4 1 16,183 41,913  France 2020[53]
Barcelona 1,636,732 101 39 16,149 41,827  Spain 2021[54]
Issy-les-Moulineaux 68,451 4 2 16,106 41,715  France 2020[55]
Jakarta 10,560,000 662 255 15,964 41,346  Indonesia 2019[56] 2020[57]
Bat-Yam 129,584 8 3 15,842 41,030  Israel 2019
Gentilly 18,605 1 0 15,767 40,836  France 2020[58]
Cairo 9,539,673 606 234 15,742 40,772  Egypt 2019[59] 2017[60]
Buenos Aires 3,120,612 203 78 15,372 39,815  Argentina 2022
Rosario, Cavite 110,807 8 3 14,561 37,712  Philippines 2020[1] 2013[38]
Mandaue 364,116 25 10 14,461 37,453  Philippines 2020[1] 2013[38]
Warabi 73,777 5 2 14,438 37,394  Japan 2023[61]
Bacoor 664,625 46 18 14,395 37,284  Philippines 2020[1] 2013[38]
El'ad 49,671 4 1 14,192 36,757  Israel 2019
Senglea 2,820 0 0 14,100 36,519  Malta 2013
Cimahi 568,400 40 16 14,080 36,467  Indonesia 2020
San Pedro, Laguna 326,001 24 9 13,555 35,108  Philippines 2020[1] 2013[38]
Freetown 1,055,964 81 31 12,960 33,566  Sierra Leone 2015
Geneva 201,818 16 6 12,677 32,833  Switzerland 2020
Portici 53,801 5 2 11,903 30,828  Italy 2019

See also

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