Many think that the most populous city in the world is Beijing or Shanghai, but they are wrong
Which city do you think is the most crowded in the world? New York or Mexico City?
Since this blog talks about China, you might think of Beijing or Shanghai...
Actually, according to Wikipedia source we learn that the world megalopolis is located in the middle country but does not correspond either to the political capital (Beijing), nor to the economic one (Shanghai), nor to the technological one (Shenzhen).
The most crowded city in the world is called Chongqing and is unknown to most people.
According to a legend, Chongqing is believed to be the semi-mythological Kingdom of Ba, founded in the 11th century BC. by the Ba people of the same name and destroyed in 316 BC from the Kingdom of Qin
With an area equal to twice the size of Switzerland, the city gathers 8 and a half million inhabitants in the urban center, but if we consider the entire municipality, we reach 39 MILLION PEOPLE!
Can you believe it?
Sometimes the numbers are cold and do not give us the perception of the real dimensions of a phenomenon, but if instead we think that in a relatively small area there are a number of inhabitants equal to 65% of the Italian population, that changes!
If we think about a scenario based on an account of the servant and take as a model the largest world producer of pasta: Barilla
The Barilla group declares in its 2019 financial statements a turnover of 3.6 billion euros and 8,481 employees.
44% of this turnover came from Italian sales.
Now: if Barilla sold its products, let's say to 50% of the inhabitants of Chonqing alone, its annual turnover would increase by almost 450 MILLION EUROS!
AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A SINGLE CITY OF A NATION THAT COUNTS 1 BILLION AND THREE HUNDRED MILLION INHABITANTS!
Not only that: the White collar of Chongqing while returning from the office shoots his daily subway hour and is assailed by the desire I know of penne al pesto (much appreciated by the Chinese), think that after the ride in the subway he will go to the mall to queue for a half kilo pack of pens or would you rather buy them online and have them delivered to your home just in time for when the water boils?
GO BEYOND THE WALL