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Fastest growing cities and urban areas (1 to 100)
Rank
City/Urban area
Country
Average annual growth
2006 to 2020, in %
1
Beihai China
10.58
2
Ghaziabad India
5.20
3
Sana'a Yemen
5.00
4
Surat India
4.99
5
Kabul Afghanistan
4.74
6
Bamako Mali
4.45
7
Lagos Nigeria
4.44
8
Faridabad India
4.44
9
Dar es Salaam Tanzania
4.39
10
Chittagong Bangladesh
4.29
11
Toluca Mexico
4.25
12
Lubumbashi Congo
4.10
13
Kampala Uganda
4.03
14
Santa Cruz Bolivia
3.98
15
Luanda Angola
3.96
16
Nashik India
3.90
17
Kinshasa Congo
3.89
18
Nairobi Kenya
3.87
19
Dhaka Bangladesh
3.79
20
Antananarivo Madagascar
3.73
21
Patna India
3.72
22
Rajkot India
3.63
23
Conakry Guinea
3.61
24
Jaipur India
3.60
25
Maputo Mozambique
3.54
26
Mogadishu Somalia
3.52
27
Gujranwala Pakistan
3.49
28
Delhi India
3.48
29
Pune (Poona) India
3.46
30
Las Vegas USA
3.45
31
Addis Ababa Ethiopia
3.40
32
Indore India
3.35
33
Faisalabad Pakistan
3.32
34
Rawalpindi Pakistan
3.31
35
Brazzaville Congo
3.29
36
Peshawar Pakistan
3.29
37
Khulna Bangladesh
3.24
38
Suwon Republic of Korea
3.23
39
Karachi Pakistan
3.19
40
Asunción Paraguay
3.17
41
Lahore Pakistan
3.12
42
Asansol India
3.11
43
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
3.09
44
Dakar Senegal
3.06
45
Multan Pakistan
3.06
46
Valencia Venezuela
3.05
47
Jakarta Indonesia
3.03
48
Brasília Brazil
2.99
49
Port-au-Prince Haiti
2.98
50
Palembang Indonesia
2.94
51
Jidda Saudi Arabia
2.93
52
Accra Ghana
2.93
53
Agra India
2.93
54
Hyderabad Pakistan
2.91
55
Bandung Indonesia
2.90
56
Wenzhou China
2.90
57
East Rand (Ekurhuleni) South Africa
2.89
58
Wuhan China
2.87
59
Mosul Iraq
2.86
60
Amritsar India
2.85
61
Bursa Turkey
2.85
62
Manaus Brazil
2.83
63
Meerut India
2.83
64
Yaoundé Cameroon
2.80
65
Changsha China
2.80
66
Belém Brazil
2.79
67
Bangalore India
2.79
68
Heze China
2.78
69
Tijuana Mexico
2.77
70
Shantou China
2.77
71
Maceió Brazil
2.75
72
Algiers Algeria
2.74
73
Ahmadabad India
2.73
74
Lucknow India
2.72
75
Douala Cameroon
2.71
76
Austin USA
2.69
77
Bhopal India
2.69
78
Atlanta USA
2.64
79
Ujung Pandang Indonesia
2.63
80
Ludhiana India
2.63
81
Managua Nicaragua
2.62
82
Zhanjiang China
2.59
83
Karaj Iran
2.59
84
Jamshedpur India
2.59
85
Mecca Saudi Arabia
2.56
86
Vadodara India
2.55
87
Davao Philippines
2.53
88
Kanpur India
2.53
89
Ciudad Juárez Mexico
2.51
90
Tegucigalpa Honduras
2.51
91
Shenzhen China
2.51
92
Srinagar India
2.50
93
Coimbatore India
2.49
94
Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
2.49
95
Yangon Myanmar
2.46
96
Dhanbad India
2.46
97
Rabat Morocco
2.45
98
Aleppo Syria
2.42
99
San José Costa Rica
2.42
100
Khartoum Sudan
2.41

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