The Fastest Growing Cities in the World (2)

1. Kabul, Afghanistan

A large amount of poor residents came here in order to fly wars, so that the habitancy density of Kabul soared in new decades. According to the statistics of World Bank in 2004, 80% of local habitancy live in temporary residential area with poor conditions, and the area of residential zone has reached 2/3 the whole city.

2. Surat, India

Surat is the market center of Gujarat, India, which is most notable for the textile and diamond polishing industry. In the past few centuries, its popularity was completely covered by Bombay, but now Surat is catching up.

3. Yemen, Sana

Sana has been listed as the world legacy site by Unesco because it has many multilayer old buildings. This old city at least has a history of 2500 years and old religious sites can be found everywhere, together with 105 mosques and more than 6000 houses built before the 11th century. Depending on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, Sana became to originate prosperously since the 1970s.

4. Ghaziabad, India

Ghaziabad became a rapidly growing market city because of its geographical advantages. A variety of commercial, multi-functional buildings and the planned metro project which will be completed in 2010 are under construction. Besides, remains of old civilization around the year 2500 Bc also have been found here.

5. Beihai, China

Behai, China is on the top of the world’s fastest growing cities. This port city was once a stop of the old “Silk Road”. However, Beihai today is more notable for its 24 kilometres long Silver Beach. It is near Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau and its tourism business achieved rapid development in new years. The median habitancy increase rate of Beihai from 2006 to 2020 is 10.58%.


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