Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dubai Urbanization (1973-2006)

No wonder Dubai is known as The Sudden City.

Source: NASA images created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided by Laura Rocchio, Landsat Project Science Office.

The town of Dubai first conducted a census in 1968 (with approximately 59,971 inhabitants then). The city reached a population of 183 thousand in 1975. According to the Statistics Centre of Dubai, the population of the emirate is estimated to be over 1,800,000 as of 2010. (Active Population During the Day: 2,885,459 !) Persistent strong population growth. Do the math!

Photo Credit: Miragestudio7.

And here is a beautiful Timelapse video of Dubai: Sky.

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