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Mong Kok, Hong Kong, is the most densely populate place on the planet | © Hamedog / Wiki Commons
Mong Kok, Hong Kong, is the most densely populate place on the planet | © Hamedog / Wiki Commons

This Neighbourhood Is the Most Densely Populated Place on Earth

Picture of Matthew Keegan
Updated: 9 November 2017
With an average of 130,000 people packed inside each square kilometre, Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district is the most densely populated place on Earth.

There are close to eight million people living in Hong Kong, and if you’ve ever ventured to the city’s Mong Kok district, you get the feeling that a large majority of those eight million people hang out here.

To call the district busy is an understatement. In the local tongue of Cantonese, ‘Mong Kok’ literally means ‘busy corner’. Indeed, according to the Guinness World Records, it’s the most densely populated place on Earth.

Bursting with life and people, Mong Kok is the most densely populated place on Earth