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10 cities with most congested traffic in the world

Last updated on: April 10, 2013 07:38 IST

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While commuting in any big city is a major time-consuming exercise, some places are bigger headaches than others.

Let's take a look at 10 cities where travelling is most time consuming, according to TomTom's 2012 Congestion Index, a report comparing congestion levels in 2012 versus 2011 in 161 cities and across five continents.

TomTom's Congestion Index is the world's most accurate barometer of congestion in urban areas. The Index is based on real travel time data captured by vehicles driving the entire road network.

Source: TomTom's Congestion Index

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Image: The 405 freeway looking southbound running underneath the 10 freeway in Los Angeles, California.
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Moscow

Country: Russia

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 66 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 106 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 138 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 62 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 68 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 1

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Istanbul

Country: Turkey

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 55 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 80 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 125 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 58 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 51 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 2

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Image: A view of Istanbul's financial district in Turkey.
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Warsaw

Country: Poland

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 42 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 84 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 88 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 39 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 46 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 3

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Marseille

Country: France

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 40 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 77 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 77 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 24 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 50 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 4

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Palermo

Country: Italy

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 39 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 64 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 64 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 27 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 49 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 5

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Los Angeles

Country: The United States

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 33 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 56 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 77 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 29 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 39 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 6

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Sydney

Country: Australia

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 33 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 70 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 67 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 30 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 35 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 7

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Stuttgart

Country: Germany

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 33 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 59 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 67 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 32 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 34 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 8

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Paris

Country: France

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 33 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 70 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 65 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 32 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 34 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 9

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Rome

Country: Italy

Average jouney time during non-rush hour: 33 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during morning rush hour: 76 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time during evening rush hour: 63 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on highways: 25 per cent more time than it should

Average jouney time on non-highways: 37 per cent more time than it should

Global rank in traffic congestion: 10


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