Orbital View: Dense Delhi

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

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Delhi, India contains approximately 16 million residents. The neighborhoods of Santosh Park and Uttam Nagar, both pictured here, contain some of the city’s most built-up and densely populated land.

And Delhi is only barely in the top ten of densest cities on Earth, at #9. Manilla, #1, is approaching twice the density of Delhi. And two other Philippine cities, Pateros and Caloocan, round out the top three.

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