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Definition
Refers to the de facto population with over 1 million people contained within the contours of a contiguous territory inhabited at urban density levels without regard to administrative boundaries. It usually incorporates the population in a city or town plus that in the sub-urban areas lying outside of but being adjacent to the city boundaries.

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Cities with 0.3 to 0.5 million people, thousand people Cities with less than 0.3 million people, thousand people Urban slum population Medium size cities (More than 300 000 people in 2014), % urban

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