3 Indian cities under world’s 10 fastest growing cities: Economist Intelligence Unit

News:The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released a survey on the world’s fastest-growing urban areas in the World.


About the survey:

  • The survey was based on the United Nations(UN) Populations data.
  • The survey has defined urban area as (a)All places with a municipality, corporation, cantonment board among others (b) Areas with a minimum population of 5,000 (c) Areas where at least 75% male working population are engaged in non-agriculture work and (d) Areas with a population density of 400 persons/sq.km.

Key takeaways from the survey:

  • The three cities namely Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kollam from Kerala were the only places from India to feature in the top 10.
  • Malappuram occupied the top spot in the world rankings.Further, Kozhikode occupied the fourth spot and Kollam was at tenth spot.
  • The top 10 list also figures cities from outside India including three cities from China, one each from Nigeria, Oman, UAE and Vietnam.
  • Other Indian cities that made the list were Thrissur in Kerala at 13th position, Gujarat’s Surat at 26 and Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur is at 30.

Additional information:

About the Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU):

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) was created in 1946.It is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence.
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