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The Emergence of Megacities

Jepranshu Aganivanshi

The city is a fairly recent phenomenon in
human history. The first cities were
built on the plains of Mesopotamia near
the Tigris and Euphrates rivers between
the years 4000 and 3000 BC. The first city
to reach a population of one million was
Rome, in about 5 BC. Not until about 1800
AD had another city, London, reached the
one million mark.

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