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10 fastest-shrinking cities in the world

Last updated on: October 24, 2012 06:29 IST

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Among nearly 600 major cities listed in a UN report, 28 cities are on track to shrink between 1990 and 2025.

Let's take a look at some of the fastest-shrinking cities in the world.

Source: Business Insider

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Population in 1990: 1,162,000

Population in 2010: 1,004,000

Population in 2025: 967,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -16.78 per cent

Global rank: 1

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Image: A Jewish Menorah Center in Dnipropetrovsk.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

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Budapest, Hungary

Population in 1990: 2,005,000

Population in 2010: 1,706,000

Population in 2025: 1,711,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -14.66 per cent

Global rank: 2

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Image: Boys hold a girl as they throw water at her as part of traditional Easter celebrations near Budapest.
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Donetsk, Ukraine

Population in 1990: 1,097,000

Population in 2010: 966,000

Population in 2025: 941,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -14.22 per cent

Global rank: 3

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Image: A view of the Donbass Palace Hotel in Donetsk.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine

Population in 1990: 873,000

Population in 2010: 775,000

Population in 2025: 758,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -13.17 per cent

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view shows Mikhailovskaya Square in Kiev. Photo is for representation purpose only.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Population in 1990: 1,420,000

Population in 2010: 1,267,000

Population in 2025: 1,253,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -11.76 per cent

Global rank: 5

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Image: A view over the Golden Horn bay towards the Sea of Japan past a statue of Saints Cyril and Methodius in the city of Vladivostok. Photo is for representation purpose only.
Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

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Saratov, Russia

Population in 1990: 901,000

Population in 2010: 822,000

Population in 2025: 797,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -11.54 per cent

Global rank: 6

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Image: People cross the road near Metropol hotel in Moscow. Photo is for representation purpose only.
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Monrovia, Liberia

Population in 1990: 1,042,000

Population in 2010: 827,000

Population in 2025: 932,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -10.56 per cent

Global rank: 7

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Busan, South Korea

Population in 1990: 3,778,000

Population in 2010: 3,425,000

Population in 2025: 3,409,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -9.77 per cent

Global rank: 8

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul. Photo is for representation purpose only.
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Perm, Russia

Population in 1990: 1,076,000

Population in 2010: 982,000

Population in 2025: 972,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -9.67 per cent

Global rank: 9

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Image: A pedestrian walks past the Monetny Dvor mint in Peter and Pawel Fortress, St Petersburg. Photo is for representation purpose only.
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Kharkiv, Ukraine

Population in 1990: 1,586,000

Population in 2010: 1,453,000

Population in 2025: 1,444,000

Growth from 1990 to 2025: -8.95 per cent

Global rank: 10


Image: A view of central Kharkiv.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

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