10 Biggest Slums In The World, That Are The Residence For Millions Of people

Biggest Slums

No doubt, the world has a diverse nature, you can find huge and extravagant buildings here. On the other hand, there are many contravened yet huge slums. People usually disregard these slums. So, today we have brought you 10 biggest slums around the globe.

10. Rochina, Brazil

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Located in the south of Rio De Janeiro, Rochina is the biggest ghetto of Brazil. According to the 2010 census, the ghetto holds more than 70,000 people.


9. Makoko, Nigeria

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It is the one of the biggest slums in the world. The population of the slum was not counted in the 2007. However, the population is estimated to be 86,000 but it can be much more.


8. Cite Soleil, Haiti

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The area is notorious as one of the most dangerous area in the western hemisphere. The area is densely populated by around 200,000 to 400,000 people.


7. Khayelitsha, South Africa

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It is one of the biggest towns in South Africa. According to 2011 census the population of Khayelitsha was 391,749.


6. Dharavi, India

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Dharavi is the second largest slum in Asia. With a population density of 277,136/square kilometer, the slum holds from 700,000 to 1,000,000 people.


5. Manshiet, Egypt

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It is one of the biggest slums and the biggest in Egypt. Located in Cairo, the favela has the population of over 1.5 million.

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4. Orangi Town, Pakistan

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Located in the North West part of Karachi, Orangi Town is the biggest slum of Pakistan holding over 1.8 million inhabitants.


3. Kibera, Kenya

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Located near the center city Nairobi, Kibera has a huge population of 2.5 million. Most of the people in this slum are living in an extreme poverty, earning less than $1 per day.


2. Neza-Chalco-Itza, Mexico

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Located near to the Mexico City, the slum is the residence of 4 million people. Moreover, the population density and the crime rates are huge in this area.


1. Maharashtra Slum Area, India

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Maharashtra Slum area is the biggest slum in the World. Within the state there are seven slums. The densely populated and having several slum colonies, the slum area of the state gives residence to 19 million people. 

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