About Cities of the World
Today, just over half of the world's population lives in cities. By the year 2050, this number is expected to grow even more. What is a city, exactly? That depends on who you ask. There is no internationally accepted definition of a city, but there is no denying that the hustle and bustle of the world's most populated areas are impressive. Some of the world's most famous cities are capital cities, serving not only as an economic and cultural hub but also as their country's center of government. Some cities are known for their beautiful skylines, while some are known for their sheer number of skyscrapers. Some cities are known for their cosmopolitan vibes and joie de vivre. Learn everything you have ever wanted to know about cities in our Cities of the World portal.