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Two-thirds of global population will live in cities by 2050, UN says

Two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, the United Nations has projected, with India, China and Nigeria set to drive a surge in urbanization.

UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

The study, published Wednesday, also forecast a dramatic upswing in the number of megacities around the world. To date, there are 33 urban centers with populations of more than 10 million people although this is expected to rise to 43 by 2030, mostly in developing countries.

In 1990, there were just 10 megacities worldwide.

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