The Urban Environment is everything made by humans, from buildings, structures and everything we've adapted from nature. This is basically cities and towns that the majority of the world live in.
People choose to live in Urban Environments due to the lifestyle benefits. Things like readily available healthcare, access to jobs, lots of accommodation and good communication.
Currently over 50% of the worlds 7.2 billion people live in the Urban Environment and this figure is only expected to grow in the near future.
DID YOU KNOW
The capital city of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville and its neighbouring capital Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of Congo are only 2 miles apart! Separated only by the Congo River.
Cities are the most populated places in the world. Many millions of people crowd into them each and everyday for work and pleasure.
Here's the Top 10 largest city populations.
1. Tokyo, Japan - 37.4 million +
2. Delhi, India - 28.5 million +
3. Shanghai, China - 25.5 million +
4. Sao Paulo, Brazil - 21.6 million +
5. Mexico City, Mexico - 21.5 million +
6. Cairo, Egypt - 20.0 million +
7. Mumbai, India - 19.9 million +
8. Beijing, China - 19.6 million +
9. Dhaka, Bangladesh - 19.5 million +
10. Osaka, Japan - 19.2 million +
1. Look up the country you live in and its capital city population.
2. How does it compare to the Top 10 highest populations above?
3. Have a search and see if you can find the least populated country.
MOST POPULATED CITIES IN THE WORLD
New York City
Rio De Janeiro
GREAT ANCIENT CITIES OF THE PAST
There are so many amazing cities in the World today including New York, London, Rome and Tokyo to name a few. But they all grew great because of the great cities of the past.
As history unfolds great cities come and go. One famous city that came and went is the famed city of Babylon. This impressive city sat in what is now Iraq and was written about for centuries after it was abandoned. It was said to be a beautiful city full of wonder and architecture that was beyond anything anyone had ever seen. It is not sure if they actually existed but look up 'The Hanging Gardens of Babylon' and the 'Tower of Babel' to see and read about these awe-inspiring landmarks.
One city that certainly did exist and still exists today is the ancient city of Cairo in Egypt. A city that dates back over 4,000 years it has been made famous by the Great pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings, all things you should look up right away! The city and country of Egypt were controlled by Pharaohs, much like today's Kings and Queens. The most famous to us these days is Tutankhamun.
Location - United Kingdom, Europe
Age - over 5,000 years old
Interesting Fact - After all this time people still don't know why it was built or what it was used for.
Location - Italy, Europe
Age - over 800 years old
Interesting Fact - There are over 150 canals in Venice and you can sail them on a thin boat called a Gondola.
Location - Peru, South America
Age - over 500 years old
Interesting Fact - This ancient city was built high in the Andes mountains over 2,400 metres high.
Location - France, Europe
Age - over 100 years old
Interesting Fact - Standing to a height of 234, it was the tallest building in the world until 1930.
Location - Greece, Europe
Age - over 2,400 years old
Interesting Fact - The most well preserved ancient Greek temples in the world
Location - Easter Island, Chile
Age - over 900 years old
Interesting Fact - Averaging 13ft and 13 tons they are thought to have been walked to their final positions.
THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD
Taking 6 years to build and finally opening in 2010 the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE is the tallest building in the world! It stands at an eye watering 2,722 feet. Thats nearly 700 feet taller than the second tallest building, the Shanghai Tower in China (2,073ft).
The Burj Khalifa offers extraordinary views from the top as well as extraordinary places to live. It has over 160 floors and 57 elevators that take you up and down the giant structure that includes apartments, offices, 2 swimming pools and lots of shops!
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Let's learn about the world's Urban Environments.
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