Over half the world's population lives in cities, and by the middle of the century more than seven in 10 people will live in cities, according to the United Nations. Almost all this urban growth will take place in emerging economies.
This map from Citi Research shows the location and size of major cities around the world and the share of population in each country living in cities, based on U.N. data:
Asia — especially China and India — has a huge number of cities, but their populations remain spread out, compared to the more urbanized Western Hemisphere and Europe.
The largest megacities — those with more than 10 million residents — are shown in the map as red circles.
CHACHOENGSAO, 2 April 2014 - Chachoengsao, just east of Bangkok, has kicked off its annual mango festival on Tuesday evening.
It is the fourth consecutive years that the province has organized the event with an aim to introduce local products to ASEAN market and beyond.
The province is one of the best mango growing areas in Thailand, focusing on organic mangoes which fetch better price in the international market.
During the ten-day festival, visitors can enjoy local food such as sticky rice with mango and green mango salad, shop in local agricultural product and craft fairs, watch on-stage performances and also witness competitions searching for best agricultural products.