25 Most Crowded Places On Earth

Posted by , Updated on May 28, 2018

With a number of crowded cities on Earth, it’s safe to say people like to be in close proximity to each other. With so many crowded places, the rest of world is pretty empty. If you have seen our list of the 25 most remote places in the world, then you’re familiar with lonely, quiet, and desolate parts of our world. On the other extreme, however, are places where you might have a hard time keeping people out of your bubble. However, cities aren’t the only densely populated areas. Ready to find out what is? Here are the 25 Most Crowded Places On Earth.



busy pool

Found in Tokyo Summerland, a Japanese theme park, you would be hard-pressed to find any water in this pool, especially during summer.



brazil stadium

The open air Maracana stadium found in Rio de Janeiro, also known as the Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho was constructed in the 50’s to host the World Cup and has since set the world record for attendance at a football game with almost a quarter of a million spectators.




Tokyo is certainly not very well-known for having lots of space, which evidently holds true of its escalators. In fact, in 2008 one of its busier ones actually came to a grinding halt and began to move backward, piling people at the bottom and sending several of them to the emergency room.




Although there are many ways to measure the congestion of an airport, Hartsfield Jackson International in Atlanta sees the largest number of passengers in its terminals every year with over 92 million, 15 million more than runner-up Beijing Capital International Airport.



tokyo subway

Not only is Tokyo ridiculously crowded above ground, things don’t change much down below. It’s home to the busiest subway system in the world with over 3.16 billion annually. That’s more than twice as many as New York City (although the NYC system has more stations).

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