The 10 Most Overpopulated Cities

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MADISON, Wis. — A contributing factor to the endless cycle of poverty is overpopulation. When a city has too many people, the resources become stretched and access to them becomes limited. Most of this over-population is occurring in the developing world. Of the 28 biggest cities, only six are in the developed world.

Here are the 10 most overpopulated cities in the world:

10. Guangzhou, China

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Located in Southeast China, Guangzhou is home to over 11,070,654 people.
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9. Tianjin, China

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Founded on the Yellow Sea, Tianjin boasts a population of over 11,090,314 people.
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8. Beijing, China

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The capital of China and the location of the 2008 summer Olympics, Beijing has over 11,716,000 people.
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7. São Paulo, Brazil

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The largest city in Brazil and all of South America, Sao Paulo has over 11,821,876 people.
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6. Manila, Philippines

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More than 11,953,140 people call Manila, the capital of the Philippines, home. The city is located on the Manila Bay.
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5. Moscow, Russia

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Moscow is the largest city in Eastern Europe and Russia. More than 11,977,988 people inhabit this city on the Volga River.
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4. Mumbai, India

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The largest city in India, Mumbai has an estimated 12.5 million inhabitants.
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3. Karachi, Pakistan

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The largest city in Pakistan, Karachi houses more than 12,991,000 people.
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2. Istanbul, Turkey

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Turkey is a country that bridges Europe and the Middle East. Istanbul, the capital and largest city, is home to over 13,854,740 people.
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1. Shanghai, China

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Of all the mega-cities in China, Shanghai is by far the largest with a population of over 17,836,133 people.
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Sarah Dalgleish

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