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2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Last updated on: July 17, 2014 17:20 IST

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Due to changing climatic conditions two Indian cities have the highest risk of submerging under water by 2070.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development studied 136 largest port cities in the world to estimate impact of coastal flooding due to storms and damage due to high winds.

Most of these largest port cities are in Asia (38 per cent), and many of them (27 per cent) are located in deltaic settings.

Let’s take a look at 20 cities that have the highest risk of submerging under water by 2070.

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Photographs: Ana Martinez

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Jakarta

Rank: 20

Country: Indonesia

Current exposed population: 513,000

Future exposed population: 2,248,000

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Image: Flood waters inundate the main street in west Jakarta.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters

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Tokyo

Rank: 19

Country: Japan

Current exposed population: 1,110,000

Future exposed population: 2,521,000

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Image: The reserved land for the main stadium of the 2016 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games is seen from a helicopter.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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Chittagong

Rank: 18

Country: Bangladesh

Current exposed population: 255,000

Future exposed population: 2,866,000

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Image: Men, automobile and rickshaws trudge through knee-deep water after heavy rain floods streets in the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong.
Photographs: Reuters

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New York-Newark

Rank: 17

Country: US

Current exposed population: 1,540,000

Future exposed population: 2,931,000

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Image: Kids enjoy the fountain at Washington Square during a warm day in New York.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
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Abidjan

Rank: 16

Country: Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Current exposed population: 16 519,000

Future exposed population: 3,110,000

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Image: A man fishes in a boat on the Ebrie lagoon in Abidjan.
Photographs: Luc Gnago/Reuters
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Lagos

Rank: 15

Country: Nigeria

Current exposed population: 357,000

Future exposed population: 3,229,000

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Image: Women sell food from their canoe at Makoko fishing community in Lagos.
Photographs: Reuters

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Ningbo

Rank: 14

Country: China

Current exposed population: 299,000

Future exposed population: 3,305,000

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Photographs: Jiong Sheng/Wikimedia Commons
Tags: China

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Khulna

Rank: 13

Country: Bangladesh

Current exposed population: 441,000

Future exposed population: 3,641,000

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Photographs: Tanweer/Wikimedia Commons

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Tianjin

Rank: 12

Country: China

Current exposed population: 956,000

Future exposed population: 3,790,000

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Image: A general view of centre Tianjin taken from Tianjin World Financial Center,
Photographs: Reuters

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Alexandria

Rank: 11

Country: Egypt

Current exposed population: 1,330,000

Future exposed population: 4,375,000

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Image: Youths jump into the sea to cool off on a hot day in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Photographs: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

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Haiphong

Rank: 10

Country: Vietnam

Current exposed population: 794,000

Future exposed population: 4,711,000

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Image: A Vietnamese woman fixes her bicycle tire overlooking the seaside district of Do Son in Vietnam's northern port city of Haiphong.
Photographs: Reuters

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Miami

Rank: 9

Country: US

Current exposed population: 2,003,000

Future exposed population: 4,795,000

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Photographs: Reuters
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Rangoon

Rank: 8

Country: Myanmar

Current exposed population: 510,000

Future exposed population: 4,965,000

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Image: A boy dives into the water for a bath along the bank of the Yangon river.
Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
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Bangkok

Rank: 7

Country: Thailand

Current exposed population: 907,000

Future exposed population: 5,138,000

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Image: Thai oarsmen row a royal barge during a dress rehearsal for Royal Barge Procession, on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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Shanghai

Rank: 6

Country: China

Current exposed population: 2,353,000

Future exposed population: 5,451,000

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Image: A general view of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong is seen from the top of the Shanghai Tower.
Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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Ho Chi Minh City

Rank: 5

Country: Vietnam

Current exposed population: 1,931,000

Future exposed population: 9,216,000

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Image: A Vietnamese woman prepares to board a small ferry used to shuttle commuters across the Saigon River near the port in Ho Chi Minh City.
Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

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Guangzhou

Rank: 4

Country: China

Current exposed population: 2,718,000

Future exposed population: 10,333,000

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Image: Pollutants cloud the Pearl River in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
Photographs: Reuters

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Dhaka

Rank: 3

Country: Bangladesh

Current exposed population: 844,000

Future exposed population: 11,135,000

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Photographs: Reuters

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Mumbai

Rank: 2

Country: India

Current exposed population: 2,787,000

Future exposed population: 11,418,000

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Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters
Tags: India

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Kolkata

Rank: 1

Country: India

Current exposed population: 1,929,000

Future exposed population: 14,014,000

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Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
Tags: India

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