25 Of The Most Unbelievably Overcrowded Places On The Planet

Posted by , Updated on November 20, 2022

From trains and pools to streets and cemeteries these are 25 of the most unbelievably overcrowded places on the planet!


The most crowded street - Oxford Street

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With over 200 million people bustling along its shop fronts every year some parts have even had to be reconstructed to accommodate more foot traffic.


The most crowded country - Monaco

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It’s less than 1 square mile and has over 30,000 people.


The most crowded train - India

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The picture says it all.


The most crowded beach - China

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It can be hard to see the waterline at Qingdao Huiquan Beach sometimes.


The most crowded island - Santa Cruz de Islote

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Just off the coast of Colombia this island has a population density of 124,700 people per square mile .


The most crowded cemetery - London

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In London’s largest cemetery authorities are asking people if they wouldn’t mind sharing graves.


The most crowded intersection - Shibuya Crossing

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Found in Tokyo, over 2.5 million people cross its white stripes every day.


The most crowded prison - Kresty Prison

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Found in Russia this prison was built for 3,000 inmates but it holds 10,000.


The most crowded McDonalds - Moscow

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That’s right, a McDonalds in Pushkin Square has long been the busiest in the world serving over 40,000 customers every day.


The most crowded city - Manila, Philippines

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It’s almost 4 times as crowded as New York City.


The most crowded trauma hospital - Camp Bastion

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Located on a British military base in the middle of the Afghan desert this hospital has been one of the busiest on Earth in the last few years.


The most crowded highway - King's Highway 401

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With over half a million cars shuttling back and forth everyday this stretch of road from Windsor to Quebec is one of the busiest in the world.


The most crowded tourist attraction - Times Square

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Sometimes called the “crossroads of the world” it is the most visited place on Earth with nearly 40 million people passing through every year.


The most crowded shopping center - Mall of America

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Found near the Twin Cities in Minnesota this mall receives nearly 40 million people every year.


The most crowded subway - Tokyo

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Yes, there are actually people paid to shove passengers into the subway.


The most crowded stadium - Maracana

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This stadium found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil set the world record for stadium attendance with nearly a quarter million spectators.


The most crowded pool - Tokyo Summerland

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There is not much free space to be found here.


The most crowded escalator - Tokyo

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The city is so crowded that not long ago one of its escalators came to a grinding halt and started moving backwards. People began piling up at the bottom and some even had to go to the hospital.


The most crowded airport - Hartsfield Jackson, Atlanta

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It has over 90 million passengers pass through its gates every year.


The most crowded waterway - Panama Canal

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Designed to handle 80 million tonnes of cargo annually it now handles 300 million.


The most crowded bridge - George Washington Bridge, New York

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This bridge is so busy that it has two levels and fourteen lanes.


The most crowded hotel - Tokyo

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Japan’s space conserving capsule inns are more accommodating than they look.


The most crowded parking lot - China

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Just south of Chengdu you’ll find this tiny yet overstuffed parking lot. In spite of the ridiculous congestion, locals claim that in the past year there has only been 1 scrape.


The most crowded extra terrestrial location - ISS

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For now its the only inhabited extra terrestrial location so there really isn’t much competition in this category.


The most crowded place - Mongkok Commercial and Residential District

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Found in Hong Kong, the most crowded place irrespective of category has over 340,000 people per square mile.

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