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3 cities in India among the fastest growing

Last updated on: April 26, 2012 09:17 IST

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About 52 per cent of the world's population currently live in urban areas; by 2025 this should increase to 58 per cent, says The Economist.

Nearly all this growth will take place in emerging-market economies, particularly Asia, as migrants from the countryside move in search of jobs, it says.

Let's have a look at some of the fastest-growing cities in the developing world.

NOTE: Courtesy, The Economist

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Image: A view of the India Gate in New Delhi.
Photographs: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
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New Delhi

Country: India

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 640,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 410,000

Population in 2010: 22.2 million

Rank: 1

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Image: Tourists visit the The Bahai House of Worship known as the 'Lotus Temple' in New Delhi.
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Dhaka

Country: Bangladesh

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 410,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 408,000

Population in 2010: 14.6 million

Rank: 2

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Image: A commuter jumps between cars on a train at the Kamalapur Railway Station, the largest in the country, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Photographs: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Kinshasa

Country: Congo

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 280,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 410,000

Population in 2010: 8.8 million

Rank: 3

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Image: The first sighting of Mountain Gorilla babies in Bukima, Congo.
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Mumbai

Country: India

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 396,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 380,000

Population in 2010: 20 million

Rank: 4

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Image: A visitor poses for a picture in front of Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
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Karachi

Country: Pakistan

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 370,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 310,000

Population in 2010: 13.1 million

Rank: 5

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Image: A man sells spices at a market in Karachi.
Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters
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Lagos

Country: Nigeria

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 305,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 350,000

Population in 2010: 10.6 million

Rank: 6

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Image: Children playing soccer are silhouetted at sunset in Nigeria's main city of Lagos, Nigeria.
Photographs: George Esiri/Reuters
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Kolkata

Country: India

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 240,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 301,000

Population in 2010: 15.6 million

Rank: 8

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Image: A horse-cart passes in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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Shanghai

Country: China

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 430,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 230,000

Population in 2010: 16.6 million

Rank: 9

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Image: Visitors walk through the Lujiazui Financial Area in Shanghai.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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Manila

Country: The Philippines

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 140,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 230,000

Population in 2010: 16.6 million

Rank: 9

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Image: Tourists ride on a 'Kalesa', a horse-drawn carriage, in Manila's historic Intramuros also known as Walled City.
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Lahore

Country: Pakistan

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 170,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 205,000

Population in 2010: 7.1 million

Rank: 10

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Image: A paratrooper performs in Lahore.
Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

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Dar es Salaam

Country: Tanzania

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 190,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 105,000

Population in 2010: 3.3 million

Rank: 11

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Image: Houses are seen at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania's Hie district.
Photographs: Katrina Manson/Reuters
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Ho Chi Minh City

Country: Vietnam

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 140,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 180,000

Population in 2010: 6.2 million

Rank: 12

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Image: An aerial view show Ho Chi Minh City.
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters
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Khartoum

Country: Sudan

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 120,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 180,000

Population in 2010: 5.2 million

Rank: 13

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Image: Men ride camels near the site of 44 Nubian pyramids of kings and queens in the ruins of the ancient city of Meroe next to Begrawiya, near Shendi in the River Nile state of Sudan.
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Nairobi

Country: Kenya

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 110,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 190,000

Population in 2010: 3.5 million

Rank: 14

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Image: A hippopotamus yawns at sunset in Kenya's Tsavo West National Park, 280km east of Kenya's capital Nairobi.
Photographs: Noor Khamis/Reuters
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Beijing

Country: China

Annual average population increase (1995-2010): 270,000

Projected population increase (2010-2025): 170,000

Population in 2010: 12.4 million

Rank: 15


Image: A view of the city skyline from the Zhongfu Building at night in Beijing.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

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