PH urban population among densest in East Asia

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PH urban population among densest in East Asia


The key cities of the Philippines are the second most densely populated in East Asia, with the country’s urban population ballooning from 17 million in year 2000 to 23 million in 2010. This is according to a World Bank study released Monday, January 26. For instance, Manila had the highest spike in urban population concentration – from 11,900 people per sq km in 2000 to 13,000 in 2010. Despite the growth, built-up land has not caught up.

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