Travel Ideas: 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the World
Sometimes a vacation in the sun just isnâ€™t enough to get you on the right track. While some people choose challenging destinations or turquoise waters and golden beaches, others choose to admire great architectural buildings and see just how much a city can grow. If youâ€™re looking for new travel destinations, here are the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, based on stats from international and national statistics organizations. For most of these objectives, the surroundings are more attractive than the city itself.
10. Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh is attractive for its idyllic surroundings, between mountains and rivers. With amazing green surroundings, the city is considered by many a great travel destination, with cool climate and long stretches of sandy beaches. Amazing sunsets, waterfalls, and tropical forests are just a few of natureâ€™s attractions.
9. The Tanzanian city, Dar es Salaam (translated “House of Peace” in Arabic) has grown rapidly since independence, becoming more or more crowded for its 2 million inhabitants. Located near a harbor, the fish market is roaming everyday with locals or curious tourists. The main attractions are the botanical gardens, the near-by National Museum and Jamhuri, Mkunguni, Zanaki â€“ arguably the best restaurants in the world.
8. Founded in 1607, Faridabad is the most populated and industrialized city in the whole in the Haryana region. The city is known for being Indiaâ€™s industrial center, with companies producing, among others, shoes, tires and vehicles. As for touristm, the most popular attractions in Faridabad are the Suraj Kund Tourist Complex, the Aravalli Golf Club and the Badkhal Lake Tourist Complex.
7. Lagos is the most populated city in the largest African country, Nigeria. Lagos became a huge metropolis and the commercial and industrial hub of Nigeria, benefiting from the countryâ€™s natural resources. Urban renewal has been mainly focused on building roads and drainage channels, to provide the entire city with the necessary utilities. Victoria Island is one of the trendiest areas of the city, having several shopping districts, and the Silverbird Galleria, the countryâ€™s largest mall and Movie Theater.
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6. Bamako, the capital of Mali, is rapidly growing as one can daily see from the horrible traffic and the crowds of people. Nonetheless, the country is renowned for culture, for the inland delta and for one of the largest libraries in the world. Even if the government is struggling to secure the countryâ€™s economi, Mali remains one of the worldâ€™s poorest countries, with an annual per capita income of $260.
5. One of the fastest growing cities in the world when it comes to economy, Kabul is one of the highest capital cities in the World, being an important pass in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Considering the recent outbursts, Kabul is probably one of the cities on the list you wonâ€™t want to visit any time soon.
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4. The fourth fastest growing city in the world, Surat dates back to the years of Mahabharat i.e. about year 3,000 B.C. Legend has it that Krishna himself stopped in his way to Dwarka with his cows, their frontprints being visible even today at a place popularly called â€œGai Pagli”. As of 2007, Surat and its metropolitan area have a population of roughly 4 million. The city is known worldwide for its unique Surti cuisine, an inspiration for many of Indiaâ€™s dishes. Among the most popular tourist objectives in Surat, donâ€™t miss your chance to visit the Water Fun Park, the Dutch Garden or the Vandasa Natural Park.
3. One of the oldest cities in Arabia, Sanaâ€™a, the capital of Yemen, has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. At an altitude of 2350 meters, Sanaâ€™a is home to one of the largest museums in open air in the world. Apart from this, 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century can be seen throughout the city. Sanaâ€™s is said to have been founded by Shem, one of the three sons of Noah. Sanaâ€˜a is the commercial center of a fruit-growing region and the political capital of the country.
2. Second in the chart is the Indian city Ghaziabad, located in the Uttar Pradesh state. Being primarily an industrial city, Ghaziabad has several flourishing industries, as hi-tech, diesel engines or even liquer. Several world class malls dotting the city as Pacific and Shipra are the spots where any shop-a-holic can spend an hour or two shopping. Garhmukteshwar Ganga Fair is another people destination that attracts thousands of people every year.
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1. Developing in perfect standard with modern city requirements, Beihai in China has been named the fastest growing city worldwide. From straight roads to flourishing trees, from fine beaches and clear waters to a sweet air, Beihai is a romantic city with amazing subtropical seaside scenery. Being a hub city connecting the southwest of China to Southeast Asia but also a great tourist destination, Beihai quickly grew from a small harbor a modern city, in constant development. Tourist baits include Beibu Gulf Square, Silver Beach, Dongpo Pavilion, and Wenchang Pagoda.