Politics of Karachi’s population

20–25 huts were setup in the mid 18th century by Baloch settlers from Makran and Kalat along the harbour and the place was known as Dibro — literally, a place of entry.

While the official census of Pakistan in 2019 put the population of Karachi at 14.9 million (which I personally believe is flawed), you get to hear Karachi-walas boast about its population from 20 million to 40 million or even more.

World’s biggest cities and their population density

The population density of Karachi at 5000 people per square kilometer (at 30 million population and a generous 5000 sq meter area) is almost the double of Shanghai — the second city on the list!

Karachi’s slum population



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