Calcutta syndrome

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Calcutta syndrome

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A term defined in 1991 by David Kreiger as a population density which is too high to support a given quality of life.

Note: While Singapore has the highest population density (PD) in the world–7300/km2, the quality of life is high. PD figures may not take into account the percentage of the population living in multi-storey housing. In contrast, living spaces in Calcutta are largely 2-dimensional; few live in stacked housing. 

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