The Largest Cities Thorughout History by Ollie Bye

The largest cities in the world are (according to the current ranking): Tokyo, Jakarta, Chongching, Delhi, Shanghai. The interesting animation was created by Ollie Bye on the YouTube channel. It shows the world’s largest cities throughout history in the last five thousand years, but gives an interesting insight into the growth and decline of civilizations around the world.

The history of the world’s largest cities from 3000 BCE to modern times. —————————————————————————————————————-

Notes on data: 1) Pre-modern estimates are highly uncertain 2) Figures are based on urban area, not official city limits or metro area 3) My own estimation was used to keep data consistent and reasonable. 4) Cities that only appear briefly are not shown Historical coastlines are omitted 5) Cities in the ranking panel are given their modern (not historical) country affiliation.

These are denoted by their three-letter ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 code —————————————————————————————————————-

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Music: Hysics – Strangers Among Us Hysics – Dimensions Hysics – Rocket Science

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