There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on how you define â€˜biggestâ€™. For example, if you are measuring by population size then the largest village in the world is actually a city called Chongqing in China which has a population of over 30 million people. However, if you are measuring by land area then the largest village in the world is Sitka, Alaska which covers an area of over 4,000 square miles.
So, it really depends on what criteria you are using to determine which village is the biggest in the world. If you want to know more about some of the largest villages in terms of population or land area, then read on for some interesting facts and figures.
Chongqing, China â€“ Population: 30 million people
As mentioned above, Chongqing is technically classed as a city but its vast size and population make it more like a giant village! It covers an area of over 82 thousand square kilometers and has a population density of around 360 people per square kilometer. The city was only established as recently as 1997 when several smaller cities were merged together to form one mega-city.
Sitka, Alaska â€“ Land Area: 4,811 square miles (12 521 km2)
Sitka may have a relatively small population of just under 9 thousand people but it more than makes up for this with its huge land area. It covers an entire island (Baranof Island) as well as part of another island (Chichagof Island), making it one of the most isolated cities in America. Despite its remote location Sitka still manages to attract almost 2 million visitors each year who come to enjoy its stunning natural scenery and wildlife including bears, bald eagles and whales.