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Old 01-14-2013, 07:39 PM
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My neighbourhood is 14,500 per square KM (dont know whats that in miles, we count in km here).
37,600 per square mile.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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BTW, Kowloon Walled City once upon a time

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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BTW, Kowloon Walled City once upon a time
There we go.

I've seen this picture before several years ago in fact, I never knew what it was called. I've spent a long time trying to find this picture or figure out the name of the area in Hong Kong-- to no luck.

I believe this was the de facto most dense area on the planet once upon a time. That's such impeccable density, albeit living conditions look less than stellar.

This is the image I had in mind when I made this thread, I was hoping someone brought it up at some point. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Some cool stories and pics from inside the Kowloon Walled City:

A rare insight into Kowloon Walled City | Mail Online

I know Tokyo doesn't hit the density peaks of UES Manhattan, Barcelona, or Paris, but the monster city has a standard density of 21,000 ppsm, spread out over 1,500 sq miles. Population: 32.5 million!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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wow, that seems like a lot, thanks nei and marothisu
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:58 PM
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wow, that seems like a lot, thanks nei and marothisu
Your neighborhood density doesn't sound particuarly extreme. A lot more pleasant than that Hong Kong view.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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^^ Those by the way, were some stellar pictures of Istanbul.

Here's Izmir, Turkey:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3199/2...b3cf78f0_z.jpg
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Seoul is apparently the most dense "city" in the devloped world, the average accross the seoul/Incheon city area which has close to 17 million people , is about 17,000 per Square km or 44,000 per per square mile, Including all the parks, uninhabited mountains and mudfalts etc .

Mumbai Apperntly averages almost 30,000 people per square km, for a population of about 15 million..
Yeahhh Mumbai is very dense but the thing with Mumbai is that in India compared to Kolkata it feels like we're comparing Miami to Boston (Boston being the significantly more condensed and urban of the two). Mumbai has a lot of density and is by all means an urban city (just loses out a bit inside India to other cities), Dharavi I believe has some 1 million people in a near square mile. That's impeccable density but it's a very slummy area. Bandara as well.

Seoul is quite possibly the most fascinating city in the world to me, it's a piece of everything anyone could ever want out of a city:

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1125/5...311e97b3_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3049/2...9567c010_z.jpg

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Some cool stories and pics from inside the Kowloon Walled City:

A rare insight into Kowloon Walled City | Mail Online

I know Tokyo doesn't hit the density peaks of UES Manhattan, Barcelona, or Paris, but the monster city has a standard density of 21,000 ppsm, spread out over 1,500 sq miles. Population: 32.5 million!
LMFAO, over 20,000 people per square miles for a span of 1,500 square miles is just insane.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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BTW, Kowloon Walled City once upon a time
Wow, that looks - terrible!

Hard to Believe that photo is only about 20 years old!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:17 PM
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I suspect Barcelona may be as dense or denser than Seoul. Parts of the city limits include lightly or uninhabited hillsides. Barcelona also reaches higher peak densities than Seoul. via wikipedia:

Leaving the remaining 90% or slightly below 1.5 million inhabitants living on the remaining 52 square kilometres at an average density close to 28,500 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Of the 73 neighbourhoods in the city, 45 had a population density above 20,000 inhabitants per square kilometre with a combined population of 1,313,424 inhabitants living on 38.6 km2 at an average density of 33,987 inhabitants per square km. The 30 most densely populated neighbourhoods accounted for 57.5% of the city population occupying only 22,7% of the municipality, or in other words, 936,406 people living at an average density of 40,322 inhabitants per square kilometre. The city's highest density is found at and around the neighbourhood of la Sagrada Família where four of the city's most densely populated neighbourhoods are located side by side, all with a population density above 50,000 inhabitants per square kilometre.


multiply by 2.59 to get density per square mile
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:19 PM
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Some busy views in Manhattan. Herald Square, Midtown:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Heral...2,7.02,,0,2.11

rotate around and move a bit to see the mass of people. was more crowded the last time I was there (Friday before Christmas Day). Lower Manhattan near then Financial District:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Nassa...12,48,,0,-1.44

Commercial area, Upper East Side:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=E+86t...26.05,,0,-4.45
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