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As more babies are being born, and medicine leading to an average longer lifespan, the world’s population is growing, and most of the people now live in urban areas. Most of the metropolitan areas are cities which are expanding as people are flocking in from the rural areas. There are a couple of megacities around the globe with millions of inhabitants. These megacities are popular for their rich history, delicious food, art scenes, culture, and business. The cities have grown due to modern infrastructure, economic opportunities, and other amenities. Here are the some of the #Largest Cities on earth.

1. Tokyo

Tokyo is the biggest city in the world with a population of 38 million people, according to Trek Bible.

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It lies on the eastern coast of Honshu which the largest of Japan’s four islands [VIDEO]. Tokyo was initially called Edo, but the Japanese imperial family moved there from Kyoto and named it Tokyo. Most of the inhabitants are Japanese while the rest are Chinese and Koreans. Tokyo is a tourist destination known for its rich culture and over 500 different types of seafood. It also has some places you need to visit like museums and the Imperial Palace.

2. Shanghai

Shanghai is among most populated cities on earth with a population of 24 million, according to World Atlas. The city is strategically located in the Yangtze River Delta and has the busiest port in the world. The Chinese city grew after the 1990’s economic reforms. The locals communicate in their own minority language. Most thriving sectors of Shanghai are financial services, real estate, and retail.

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Manufacturing contributes about 40 percent of total income. You can visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, and Zhujiajiao.

3. New York City

NYC is America’s most crowded city, according to Trending Top Most, and is a center for a wide variety of sectors including media, innovation, and trade. The city is often described as the “City that Never Sleeps.” #New York City has been here since the 1600s and was known as New Amsterdam back then. The city is made up of Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. NYC is inhabited by over 23 million people and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Visitors can check out the Times Square, Central Park, and some museums as well as grab food from any of the plentiful restaurants.

4. Lagos

Before growing into the city it is right now, Lagos was initially a settlement called Eko, a Benin Empire’s central trade hub, according to World Atlas. The Portuguese renamed the settlement as Lagos, and it's now one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The city is depicted as Nigeria’s financial point and heavily influences the country’s GDP. It’s also the home of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, which is among the biggest airports in Africa. the city is also the center of the country’s film sector, known as Nollywood. You can visit Lagos and enjoy the many cultural festivals. #Around The World