The island with the highest population density in the world
• Island with the highest population density in the world
On most of the once remote and little-known islands with rich flora and fauna are now standing multi-storey buildings and boxes scurry numerous cars. But the island resources are severely limited in comparison with the mainland communities. This causes a high density of population.
Title of the most densely populated island is unofficially the island of Santa Cruz, located near the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Permanently reside here 700 inhabitants. During vacations and holidays island's population increased to 1200 people. This is due to the fact that local children and teenagers who are in high school on the mainland return home to their families. Here you will not see the usual resorts, hotels and swimming pools with blue water. Due to the small size of the island there is not even a sports stadium and a cemetery. All sports and burial procedures take place on the neighboring island of Mucuri. Virtually all the island's residents work in the sea. Once every three weeks warships deliver drinking water here. Due to a lack of fresh water residents are forced to bathe and wash their belongings into the sea. By European standards, the islanders are very poor. But here you will never see the closed doors with heavy locks granary. And after dark, the locals get together with their neighbors in front of television screens to view popular soap operas.
According to the 2008 Hong Kong Island had a population of more than 1, 2 million people. And this despite the relatively small size of the territory. A total of 80, 4 square kilometers. In 1842 there lived only about three thousand people. To date, Hong Kong is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Travelers are attracted here not only historic monuments and modern shopping centers with attractive advertising signs, but also the opportunity to walk through the picturesque mountain hills of the island.
One of the oldest and most densely populated parts of New York City is considered the island of Manhattan. It is home to 1, 58 million people. The rate of the number of inhabitants per square kilometer beyond 26, 924 people. This population density is not in any other American city. Manhattan is often called the financial heart of the world, as there are the largest commercial and financial world structures. There are also the largest radio - and telecommunications companies, UN staff and a lot of interesting historical sights.
In the Arabian sea on the west coast of India is an island Salsette. At 619 square kilometers of land is home to about 15, 1 million people. The settlement of the island began in the Stone Age tribe of fishermen. In the third century BC, the island came under the rule of the empire Maurya and was transformed into a major cultural and religious center of the Buddhists and Hindus. Local dynasties eventually followed one another, and the island flourished and gained fame of a major shopping center. In the 18th century the British Salsette captured and created numerous railway lines and road lines, connect this frame to the mainland and the island of Bombay. This led to a sharp increase in the number of inhabitants. Even the most wealthy people choose this island to build their luxury villas.
Romantic Venice is located on 118 small islands, separated from each other by a plurality of channels. Local beauty attract travelers from all over the globe. Permanently here lives about 270 thousand people, but at the expense of tourists the island's population increased at least twice.
Joal-Fadiouth - this is an unusual Senegalese village to the south-east of Dakar. One part of it, Zhoal, located on the mainland, and the second, Fadiut on the island formed by the shells of mollusks. It connects the two parts of the village bridge. Shells also use the craftsmen to decorate their homes and products. Most residents are engaged in growing rice and fishing. Sign at vozde in the village on the island warns that there is forbidden to use any kinds of vehicles. As of 2007 there lived 39 thousand people.
In the southern part of the North Male Atoll is the same city - the capital of the Maldives. As compared to 1987 in 2006 the number of inhabitants on the island has increased five times and reached one hundred thousand. In addition to the local population there are large numbers of foreign workers. The recent holding of the soil dumping operation has allowed to expand a little island boundaries.
Ebeye - the most populous island of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. This is a permanent place of 15 thousand people. Most of them are refugees or descendants of refugees who moved here in March 1954 after the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests there is destructive. At the moment, almost fifty percent of the local population has not yet reached the age of eighteen.
One of the main historical sights of St. Petersburg - it's beautiful and majestic Vasilevsky Island. There is a large part of the city's museums and cathedrals. The island's population in 2002 exceeded two hundred thousand, and each year continues to grow.
The island city of Lübeck is the second largest city in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany, and one of the biggest German ports. This is an incredibly beautiful city with a rich architecture in the Gothic style. Lübeck even article listed UNESCO World Heritage site. In 2005, the port city's population reached the mark in 214 thousand people.