Top 10 Places with a Bad Reputation for Infamous Pollution Issues

The Top Ten
1 Linfen, China

Needs all of that industrialization to maintain the overpopulation of over 1 billion people living in one country. No wonder it is the most polluted country in the world and this city is so dirty.

The city is covered in a thick layer of smog caused by coal factories and people can't see the sun.

Very nasty. How can someone breathe there without a mask on their face.

2 Lagos, Nigeria
3 Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is a bustling city with a mix of modern and traditional influences. The city's historical sites include Lalbagh Fort and Ahsan Manzil. Dhaka is known for its vibrant markets, like Shankhari Bazar and New Market, offering a variety of goods. The Sadarghat river port is a hub of activity along the Buriganga River. Dhaka University contributes to the city's academic... read more

Way too polluted to the point it affects overall quality of life.

4 Mexico City, Mexico Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.
5 Dammam, Saudi Arabia
6 Onitsha, Nigeria

Has the worst air quality on the planet according to the WHO due to illegal burning sites.

7 N'Djamena, Chad

Pollution is bad.

8 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
9 Wuhan, China
10 Baghdad, Iraq Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and is situated along the Tigris River. As one of the largest cities in the Arab world, it has historically been a center of learning and culture. Today, it serves as Iraq's administrative, economic, and political hub. Despite the challenges of recent conflicts, the city is home to several universities, museums, and monuments that reflect its rich history, such as the... read more

Oil industry runs strong, damage from war and feces in the water

The Contenders
11 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. As of... read more
12 Cairo, Egypt
13 Peshawar, Pakistan
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