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The U.S. ranks 12th in urban population

14 March 2009 4 comments

According to the World Bank, 43.3% of Americans live in cities with populations of greater than 1,000,000, making the United States rank twelfth in that category. In Hong Kong, which ranks first, 103.3% of the population lives in an urban area. The data do not state how Hong Kong has a number greater than 100% living in an urban area.

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The U.S. ranks 32nd for built-up land

28 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States is tied for thirty-second (with Laos, Macedonia, Peru, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Latvia, Belarus, Italy, Albania, and Egypt) in terms of global  hectare per capita of built up land. Belgium ranks first.

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