News:The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released a survey on the world’s fastest-growing urban areas in the World.
About the survey:
- The survey was based on the United Nations(UN) Populations data.
- The survey has defined urban area as (a)All places with a municipality, corporation, cantonment board among others (b) Areas with a minimum population of 5,000 (c) Areas where at least 75% male working population are engaged in non-agriculture work and (d) Areas with a population density of 400 persons/sq.km.
Key takeaways from the survey:
- The three cities namely Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kollam from Kerala were the only places from India to feature in the top 10.
- Malappuram occupied the top spot in the world rankings.Further, Kozhikode occupied the fourth spot and Kollam was at tenth spot.
- The top 10 list also figures cities from outside India including three cities from China, one each from Nigeria, Oman, UAE and Vietnam.
- Other Indian cities that made the list were Thrissur in Kerala at 13th position, Gujarat’s Surat at 26 and Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur is at 30.
About the Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU):
- The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) was created in 1946.It is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence.