Mapping the World’s Urban Population from 1500 to 2050

Visual Capitalist, Iman Ghosh, November 5, 2018

In 133 BC, Rome was the first city to hit a population of one million people.

While that number might seem small now, the truth is that modern megacities are just a blip in the long timeline of human history.

Today’s interactive data visualization from Our World in Data maps out how


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