What If You Crammed The Entire Human Population Into a Single City?

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Here's food for thought: Some cities are considerably more densely populated than others. Imagine packing all 6.9 billion people in the world into a city you know. How much space would that megacity take up?

Per Square Mile made these infographics to give you an idea of what you'd find. In the image above, they stuffed the world's people into a city as dense as Houston. We'd take up most of the continental United States.

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Now New York, with everyone fitting into Texas.

Illustration for article titled What If You Crammed The Entire Human Population Into a Single City?

And now Paris. Kind of makes you wonder what life would be like. [Per Square Mile]

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this shows the obvious truth that we are not over populated doesn't it.! it states clearly if we put 6.8 people in texas to live it would be like new york. that leaves the ENTIRE PLANET LEFT FREE. there is no over population just people over crowding in certain cities.