New Data On World Urbanisation


The profile of the world’s largest cities has changed dramatically over the past 60 years, as revealed in the charts in this article based on UN data.

The last six decades have been a period of rapid urbanisation. More than half of the world’s population now live in cities and towns, compared to just over a third in 1955.

Some stunning facts and useful graphics for the classroom:


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Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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2 Responses to New Data On World Urbanisation

  1. Stephen Schwab. says:

    Up to date data is always welcome to us geographers! thanks.

  2. lewisbedford says:

    Great- Check out my articles at theevolvingcity

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