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11 of 25 most polluted cities are from India and all from North

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In 2016, the World Health Organization released information on the most air-polluted cities in the world. Most of these are situated in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent with levels, in some cases, almost 10 times the recommended maximum ‘safe limit’ for air pollution.

Using data supplied by WHO, the following list is in increasing order from lowest to highest in regards to recorded, or corrected for, μg/m3 of 2.5 PM.

25. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Narayangonj, Bangladesh

24. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Hengshui, The People’s Republic of China

23. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

22. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: (Mandi) Gobindgarh, India

21. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Amritsar, India

20. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Peshawar, Pakistan

19. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Handan, The People’s Republic of China

18. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Lucknow, India

17. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Firozabad, India

16. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Khanna, India
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14. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Shijiazhuang, The People’s Republic of China

13. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

12. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Ludhiana, India

11. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Delhi, India

10. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Baoding, The People’s Republic of China

9. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Xingtai, The People’s Republic of China

8. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Bamenda, Cameroon

7. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Raipur, India

6. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Patna, India

5. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

4. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Allahabad, India

2. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Gwalior, India

1. The World’s Most Air-Polluted Cities: Zabol, Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
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