Metropolitan Area The place for those who dream big
A metropolitan area is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core.
As social, economic and political institutions have changed, metropolitan areas have become the center by employment or other commerce.
In 1800, only three percent of the world’s population lived in metropolitan areas. In 1900 only 12 cities had more than 1 million people.Today, up to 70 percent of a country’s population live in big cities.
Below is a list of some of the most populated metropolis in the world:
Tokyo, Japan 31,714,000 (as of 2005)
Seoul, South Korea 25,721,000 (as of 2012)
Mexico City, Mexico 20,116,842 (as of 2010)
New York, United States 19,831,858 (as of 2012)
Mumbai, India 19,200,000 (as of 2011)
What pulls the people from the countryside towards the metropolitan areas?
Career opportunities in the main reason. Better hospitals and health care, complete hospital facilities, modern living standards, better education, schools, and universities, better jobs and higher income, better financial and social centers, are the other reasons why many people choose to settle in a densely populated city.
To settle in a metropolis is a dream to most people in the countryside. They see the city as an immense garden of greener pastures. It’s is true indeed that metropolis areas open opportunities to many people from the other side of the country. They serve as a site for the exchange of labor, money, culture, and are transit hubs. The metropolitan area has its downside too.
If you are someone that can't stand noise--the traffic, the people, the nightlife--then metropolitan living isn't the right choice. Personal safety in another problem.
In addition to that, the cost of living in the metropolitan area is as high as its crime rate.
I’ve always lived in the city. Whenever I’m in the countryside, I feel a lot better.
But I can only consider that as my sanctuary. I don’t see myself settling there, for I’m so used to living in a chaotic world. Nothing beats the array of bars, clubs, restaurants and places of entertainment that the city center can offer. Believe it or not, the noises of the metropolis to me are lullabies.
So no matter how bad the traffic is, or how loud the streets are, the metropolis, as we all know it, is the place for those who dream big.