Montreal Population

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The current population of the city of Montreal is estimated to be over 1.65 million people, which is an increase of over 1.8% from the last record of the population. Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, the second largest city in all of Canada, and the fifteenth largest city in all of North America. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Montreal is estimated to be about 11,700 people per square mile.

Demographics in Montreal

The population of the city of Montreal is made up of many different European backgrounds and many different ethnicities. The largest European ethnicity is the French ethnicity, which makes up about 23% of the population. Italians make up about 10% of the population. Overall, about 26% of the population is considered to be a visible minority. The largest visible minority is those who identify as Black, making up about 8% of the population. About 4% of the population identify as an Arab. Also, about 21% of the population is made up of immigrants, and of these immigrants, only 21% are male. 94% of the people living in Montreal are actually Canadian citizens though.

Religion in Montreal

The majority of the people in the country practice Christianity, as it makes up about 85% of the population. However, the largest Christian denomination is Roman Catholicism., making up about 75% of the population The Jewish population makes up about 3% of the population. Those who identify as Muslim make up about 3% of the population. While there are much more of the population that identifies as religious, the actual percentage of people that weekly attend religious services is less than the average city in Canada.

Sports in Montreal

There are three major professional teams in the city of Montreal: the Montreal Canadians, the Montreal Alouettes, and the Montreal Impact. The Canadians are a part of the National Hockey League and has been since 1909. The team had won 24 championships between the years 1916 and 1993. The Alouettes are a part of the Canadian Football League. The most recent championship that the team won was in 2010. Lastly, the Impact are members of the Major League Soccer in North America. This team was founded in the year 1993.

Art and Culture in Montreal

Montreal is a premiere international destination for the arts and home to many art galleries and museums. The city is a cultural Mecca, and well-known spots include the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. The city also boasts many smaller established artist-run centers and galleries. Visitors to Montréal are often surprised with how comfortable the city is. At 3.8 million, it is big enough to be interesting, but its relaxed pace, safe neighborhoods, and easy-going attitude make it a pleasure to explore.

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Historical Population of Montreal

Historically, the population has shown varying ranges of population growth.  The city of Montreal reached a peak population in the 1960s of about 1.26 million people.  From there, the population began to decrease until 2002 when the merger happened and the municipalities were reorganized.  Ever since the merger, the population has increased and continued that trend.


Population Projections of Montreal

The population of Montreal is projected to continue this recent trend of positive population growth.

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Philadelphia Population 2013

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The current population of the city of Philadelphia is estimated to be about 1,547,607, which is an increase of about 1.4% from the last record of the population. The city of Philadelphia is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth most populous city in the United States of America. Also, the city is the most populous city on the Eastern Coast of the country as well. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Philadelphia is about 11,541 people per square mile.

Demographics of Philadelphia

The majority of the population of Philadelphia is made up of females, making up about 54% of the population. Also, the largest portion of the age distribution is in between the years 25 and 54. Less than 10% of the population is under 5 years old and a little over 1% is 85 years and older.

45% of the population identifies as solely white, while 43% of the population identifies as Black or African American. The Hispanic or Latino population makes up about 5% of the total population of the city. Lastly, about 5% of the population identifies as some Asian race.

Religion in Philadelphia

About 53% of the population affiliates with a religious organization in the city of Philadelphia. The largest religious organization in the city is the Roman Catholic Church, making up about 61% of the religious population. The next largest organization is Judaism, which makes up about 11% of the religious population. Both the Baptist and Islamic Churches each make up 5% of the population.

Sports in Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia has teams represented in all of the major professional sports: baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. The Philadelphia Phillies participates in Major League Baseball and they play in the Citizens Bank Park, which has an estimated attendance capacity of 43,647. The Philadelphia 76ers participates in the National Basketball Association and they play in the Wells Fargo Center, which has an estimated capacity of 20,328 people. The Philadelphia Eagles participates in the National Football League and they play on Lincoln Financial Field. The Lincoln Financial Field has a capacity of 67,594 people. The Philadelphia Flyers participates in the National Hockey League and they play in the Wells Fargo Center, which has a capacity of 19,537 fans. Lastly, the Philadelphia Union participates in Major League Soccer and they play in PPL Park in Chester, PA. The stadium has a capacity of 18,500 people.

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Historical Population of Philadelphia

At the beginning of the 1990s, the population of Philadelphia was greater than the population of Manhattan.  However, since then, the population has gone through long periods of negative growth, which has caused the population to be less than Manhattan.  The population in 1990 was approximately 1.58 million people, which is greater than the current population of the city.


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Osaka Population 2013

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The current population of the city of Osaka, Japan is estimated to be about 2,872,000, which is an increase of about 7.7% from the last record of the population. The city is the third most populous city in all of Japan and is not significant overall in the world population rankings. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Osaka is about 33,395 people per square mile.

Geography of Osaka

The city of Osaka is located on an island named Honshu, which is about 250 miles west-southwest of Tokyo. Due to the things such as canals and bridges, the city has been given the nickname the “Venice of Japan”. In fact, the city is at the mouth of the Vodo River on Osaka Bay. To reach Tokyo from Osaka, one can use the New Tokaido Line, which uses a bullet train that has been in operation since 1964. There are two main centers of the city: Kita and Minami. Kita is the area surrounding the business and retail districts. The entertainment area, including shopping districts, Triangle Park, and America Village, are all in Minami.

Economy of Osaka

The Gross Domestic Product of the city of Osaka makes up approximately 15% of the entire country’s GDP. In fact, it has the second highest GDP behind the city of Tokyo. The four top industries in the city are pharmaceuticals, machinery, electronics, which includes appliances, telecommunication equipment, and electronic components and devices, and metal products. The city of Osaka seems to fall second in everything to Tokyo, ranging from annual commercial sales, number of businesses and employees, number of patents, and the number of annual retail goods sales.

Sports in Osaka

Baseball is one of the most popular and iconic sports in the city of Osaka. Two of the major baseball teams are the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Baseball Club. Osaka Ballpark is the home stadium to both of these teams. The Tigers even won the league championship back in 2006. The city is well known for producing professional managers and coaches, even players. Another popular sport is football (American soccer). There are two teams based out of Osaka: Gamba Osaka and Cerezo Osaka. Gamba Osaka also won a league championship in 2005. Also, many players on these teams participate on the national team in the World Cup. Besides these popular sports, some play and love basketball, volleyball, Judo, and even table tennis. Many students like to participate in many sporting programs while in high school.

Museums in Osaka

Whether or not you enjoy science, art, history, or fish, the city of Osaka has some sort of museum that you can enjoy. The Osaka Museum of History, which is located near Osaka Castle Park, explains the history of Osaka. Peace Osaka is a museum dedicated to the experiences of those from Osaka (and even other areas in Asia) during World War II. The Osaka Science Museum is a great place to bring kids to learn about chemistry, electricity, or even the universe. The National Museum of Art is located in Osaka and it is an exhibit of Japanese and contemporary art. Lastly, the Osaka Aquarium has a 5,400 tank, intended to represent an ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean.

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Historical Population of Osaka 

The population of Osaka has gone through many different population trends since the earlier years of the 20th century.  In 1920, the population was estimated to be about 1,253,000.  However, the population peaked around 1940 at about 3,252,000.  But, the population has gone through periods of both growth and decay since those points.


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Mumbai Population 2013

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The current population of the city of Mumbai, India, formerly known as Bombay, is estimated to be about 13 million, which is an increase of about 4.2% from the last record of the population. The city, which is the capital of Maharashtra, is the most populous city of the country and the fourth most populous city in the entire world. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Mumbai is about 55,794 people per square mile. Lastly, the population of the city is called Mumbaiites.

Demographics of Mumbai

The ratio of females to males in the city of Mumbai is estimated to be about 838 females per 1000 males. The official language of the city is Marathi. However, there are about fifteen other major languages, including Hindi and English. In fact, the white-collar workforce speaks English.

About 42% of the population of Mumbai identifies as ethnically Maharashtrian. The next largest ethnic demographic is the Gujaratis, which make up about 19% of the city. The rest of the population is from other areas of India.

The literacy rate of the city is just under 90% (89.7%) and the slums of the city are the most literate slums in the entire country. The literacy rate of the slums is estimated to be over 69%.

Religion in Mumbai

Due to the very linguistically and demographically diverse city, the religious population of Mumbai is also very diverse. However, the majority of the population identifies as Hindu, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Christian, Jain, or Buddhist. The largest of these religions is Hinduism. About 67% of the population is Hindu. Despite this fact, though, Hindus are divided into many subgroups depending on the language or ethnicity of the people. The Muslim community is one of the oldest groups in the country of India altogether. It makes up a significant portion of the remaining religious population, as 19% of the population practices Islam. Buddhism makes up about 5% of the population and Christianity makes up about 4% of the population.

Sports in Mumbai

The official national sport of India is hockey. The Mumbai Hockey Association is the governing body of the sport in Mumbai. However, cricket is the most popular sport in the country and also in the city of Mumbai. The Mumbai Cricket Association is the major organization of the sport for the city. The Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Indian Premier League are based out of the city of Mumbai.

Museums in Mumbai

The Gandhi Museum is actually located in the city of Mumbai. Memoirs of Mahatma Gandhi can be found in the museum. The museum is a tribute to Gandhi and the impact that he made on the country of India and also the entire world. Another museum found in the city is the Prince of Wales Museum. This museum was built in remembrance of King George V’s visit to India. The museum’s construction began in 1904. This museum is considered to be one of the most important museums in the entire country.

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Historical Population of Mumbai

The population of the city of Mumbai has experienced extensive population growth, especially since the latter half of the 20th century.  The population in 1971 was about 5,971,000.  Since then, the population has grown to more than 13 million.


Delhi Population 2013

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Delhi, otherwise known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a region and city that contains the capital of India, New Delhi.  It is the second most populous city in India behind the city of Mumbai.  The most recent estimate of the population of Delhi is about 16,750,000.  Delhi is one of the most populous cities in the entire country, ranking in the top 10 most populous cities.  Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Delhi is estimated to be about 27,280 people per square mile.

Demographics of Delhi

The female to male ratio in the city of Delhi is about 866 females per 1000 males. The literacy rate in the city is recorded to be about 86%, with 91% of the male population as literate and only about 81% of the female population as literate. The most widely spoken language in the city is Hindi, making up about 81% of the population. The next most widely spoken language is Punjabi, making up about 7% of the population. About 6% of the population speaks Urdu.

About 82% of the inhabitants of Delhi practice Hinduism, making it the largest religion in the city. The next largest religion is Islam, making up about 11.7% of the population. Only about 4% of the population identifies as practicing Sikhism. Christianity only makes up about 0.9% of the population, compared to Buddhism, which only makes up about 0.2% of the population.

Economy of Delhi

The largest commercial center in northern India is Delhi. The most important sector of the economy of Delhi is the service sector. In fact, this sector employs the most amounts of people in the city. The manufacturing sector remains an important aspect as well, but the agricultural sector is longer significant. The majority of the work force participates in trade, finance, or public administration.

The per capita income of Delhi is currently the highest in the whole country. Also, the work force makes up about 33% of the population and has been continuing to increase over the years.

Sports in Delhi

The three most popular sports in Delhi are cricket, football (American soccer), and tennis. The Delhi cricket team has won the Ranji Trophy, the competition among Indian teams, seven times and have come in second place seven times. The Delhi Daredevils play in the Indian Premier League and is governed by the Delhi District Cricket Association. The football teams in Delhi include DFC Delhi Football Club, Hindustan Football Club and New Delhi Heroes FC. DFC Delhi Football Club participates in the NFL Premier Division and the Delhi Super Division. The Hindustan Football Club plays in the Delhi Senior Division League. Lastly, the New Delhi Heroes FC plays in the Second Division of the I-League.

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Historical Population of Delhi 

The city of Delhi has experienced immense population growth over the course of the last century.  In 1901, the population was estimated to be just over 400,000.  Since then, the population has exponentially grown to almost 17 million.  The Partition of India in 1947 led to a very large population spike in the mid 20th century.