Two-thirds of people in the world will be living in cities by 2050, and the boom will be concentrated in three countries – India, China and Nigeria, according to United Nations estimates released on Wednesday.
The world’s rural population will peak in a few years then decline by 2050, according to the report on urbanization by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).
Tokyo with 37 million people is the world’s largest city but it is due to be overtaken by Delhi around 2028, the report said. At about the same time, India is expected to surpass China as the country with the world’s largest total population.
By 2050, India, China and Nigeria will account for more than a third of the projected growth in the world’s urban population, it said. Read More