New York City sprawls 789 square kilometres and houses 8.6 million people.
London on the other hand covers an area twice the size of New York City – 1,572 square kilometres – but has a very similar population to New York. Only 8.67 million people. Pretty spacious in comparison.
Sydney? Well Sydney is spread across a massive 12, 368 square kilometres. And plays home to a little over 5 million people.
So. In comparison? Sydney seems pretty damn empty.
But what if I told you there’s a city almost as big as Sydney, with less than 20% of the people?
Naypyidaw is the capital of Myanmar (formerly Burma). And, while the freshly constructed city boasts 22-lane highways and infrastructure designed for hundreds of millions… it has a population of under one million people.
That’s the ‘official’ population count given by the government. But many doubt the true figure is far less than this.