megacity

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megacity

(ˈmɛɡəˌsɪtɪ)
n, pl -cities
a city with over 10 million inhabitants
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Doubts are growing about whether the world's emergency stockpile of 300,000 Ebolavaccine doses is enough to control future epidemics as the deadly disease moves out of rural forest areas and into urban mega-cities.
Preservation of nature in urban conditions is the most urgent problem, as modern mega-cities literally suffocate because of the lack of clean air.
Within this development, we will also see the investment in infrastructure, railway networks and underground systems, which are key to building sustainable mega-cities.
The only parallel I can see is that both places are two of the several mega-cities in the world.
At present, there are 58 aviation mega-cities across the globe, accounting for more than a million daily long-haul passengers.
But it also illustrates the vulnerability of the region's booming mega-cities, many of which lay exposed to extreme weather events.
India's capital, New Delhi, was ranked ninth overall and the most polluted among selected mega-cities with population exceeding 14 million people.
The rapid growth of cities in the developing world, coupled with increasing rural to urban migration, has led to a boom in mega-cities. In 1990, there were ten mega-cities with 10mn inhabitants or more.
Today there are 24 mega-cities around the world and more are expected to join their ranks.
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Volvo Car Corporation, a Sweden-based automaker, is conducting new safety study to assess the behaviour of drivers in China's mega-cities.
The current level is 8.1 million but Office for National Statistics experts predict immigration and rising birthrates will cause a boom, making the capital bigger than a host of mega-cities, including New York at 8.2 million.