You don't know crowded until you hear about Kowloon Walled City. This community in Hong Kong, which existed until 1994, was the most densely populated place in the world. At the peak of its population, Kowloon packed 33,000 people into its 6.4-acre lot of land. If you thought Manhattan was a tad cramped, consider that Kowloon was 119 times more densely populated than present-day New York City, which includes all five boroughs.
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Written by Curiosity Staff October 14, 2016
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