2016-11-09

More Than Half of All People on Earth Live in This Circle (infographic)

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

At least 3.8 billion people now live inside the highlighted circle, not even including countries that are partially in the circle like Pakistan or Russia.

The circle holds 22 of the world’s 37 megacities – massive cities that hold at least 10 million inhabitants. It also includes the five most populous cities on the planet: Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, Karachi, and Shanghai, which together total 144.5 million people.

This geographic region also has many emerging markets of the future, countries that the World Economic Forum expects will lead global growth in years to come, including Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. BrilliantMaps.com explains more about this circle.

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