Over the summer, two sets of maps showing population density (here and here) went viral. Each of the them demonstrated how much land would be required for the entire human race if everyone lived at a similar density as a chosen country. However, Hong Kong – which has one of the highest population densities in the world – was not included.
Thus, Hong Wrong did the maths and below is a map showing how Earth’s entire human population could relocate to Egypt if they adopted HK’s high-rise lifestyle…
Mongkok is home to 130,000 people per square kilometre, whilst Hong Kong itself boasts 6,544 people per square kilometre.
Yet most of Hong Kong is countryside – less than a third of the territory is urbanised…
Click to view German photographer, Michael Wolf’s famous ‘Architecture of Density’ series.
The highest population density at which humans have ever lived would be within the old Kowloon Walled City.
- A Brief Visual History: Kowloon Walled City.
- Art Inspired by Kowloon Walled City.
- Rare Shots from Inside the Old Kowloon Walled City.
- Kowloon Walled City Recreated in Japan.
Blog posts celebrating and critiquing development in the City of Lights…
- 3 Future Maps of the MTR.
- A Luxury Treehouse for Hong Kong.
- A Peek Inside the New LEGCO Building.
- Awesome 3D Maps of the Hong Kong Overground.
- Construct Your Own Paper ‘Pop-Up’ Hong Kong.
- Cool (and accurate!) 3D ‘Sim-City’-Style Map of Hong Kong.
- Cool Photos of Hong Kong in Miniature.
- Diagrams of Hong Kong’s Skyscrapers in Height Order.
- Edwin Lee’s Hong Kong Timelapse.
- Evolution of the Hong Kong Skyline – a Visual History.
- Hong Kong 2013 vs. Fritz Lang’s 1927 Masterpiece ‘Metropolis’.
- How Hong Kong Was Made: Iconic Buildings Under Construction.
- How to Tell the Time from the HK Skyline.
- Kowloon Walled City Recreated in Japan: Pictures.
- Michael Wolf’s ‘Architecture of Density’.
- Michael Wolf’s Hong Kong Cornerhouses.
- Preview of HK Kowloon XRL Station.
- Six Spectacular Hong Kong Time Lapse Videos.
- The Birth of the MTR (Documentary).
- The Tiny HK Apartment With 24 Rooms in 1.
- When the MTR Was New.