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Chart Of The Largest Cities In The World [Pic]

Hits: 6627 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: Science | Added by: 5Cats
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paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1709 Posts
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:56:15 PM
east has been shifting further east, west has been shifting further west. hawaii is going to be huge.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1033 Posts
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 8:46:32 AM
@Nihilism: So if you've a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26621 Posts
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:48:25 AM
@simbha: Correct!
For example: Dallas/Fort Worth could be considered one "metropolitan area" since they've grown to become one city, essentially.
But it's still not as big as Mexico City!

Nihilism
Male, 50-59, Canada
 30 Posts
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:34:08 AM
@onoffonoffon

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks

So take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:38:34 AM
@ieatbunnies: This is a chart of the largest metropolitan areas (or, possibly, urban agglomerations), not cities proper. Arbitrary political boundaries matter little; it's the natural continuity of people that matters and this is charting that.

FredSpudman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 606 Posts
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:43:51 AM
@onoffonoffon ... and used to be called Constantinople.

ieatbunnies
Male, 30-39, Western US
 918 Posts
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:53:40 AM
Not accurate. Currently Tokyo is the 14th largest city in the world/east. China has 4 cities more populated, and Shanghai is 2x as populated as Tokyo.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2171 Posts
Monday, December 16, 2013 11:42:55 PM
What about Istanbul? It was a major city.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26621 Posts
Monday, December 16, 2013 10:01:35 PM
@Draculya: The message is that great cities come and go.

@CodeJockey: lolz! Some of them go out, apparently the 'night life' is amazing in Tokyo...

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5280 Posts
Monday, December 16, 2013 9:38:09 PM
'Can't breathe!! Too many people!! F*ck this!! I'm just going to stay in my apartment and NEVER COME OUT!!!'
Signed, Random Dude or Chick in Tokyo

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12724 Posts
Monday, December 16, 2013 6:37:10 PM
I understand it, but I don't get the message

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Monday, December 16, 2013 6:18:21 PM
Neat info. I'm not sure of its accuracy, though. I'm familiar with Cordoba (Cardoba), which it lists as 200k in 1000 CE. The best estimates are between 350k and 1 million, with the mode around 500k.

This makes me question the other figures from antiquity.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26621 Posts
Monday, December 16, 2013 5:51:48 PM
Link: Chart Of The Largest Cities In The World [Pic] [Rate Link] - Historic timeline. Tokyo is HOW big? No wonder it attracts monsters...


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