A Crowded Chronology of Cities Copyright © 2019 chilliant.com


This is a fairly subjective list based primarily on Modelski's data [2]. The globe mapping is courtesy of the outstanding D3.js.


  1. Wikipedia: List of largest cities throughout history.
  2. George Modelski, 2003: World Cities: –3000 to 2000.
  3. Ian Morris, 2010: Why the West Rules — For Now.