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Belgium

Belgian Density and urbanisation Stats

Definitions

  • Population in the largest city > % of urban population: Population in largest city is the percentage of a country's urban population living in that country's largest metropolitan area.
  • Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population: Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people.
  • Rural population: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Rural population > % of total population: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Rural population growth > Annual %: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Urban population: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Urban population > % of total: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Urban population growth > Annual %: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Population in the largest city > % of urban population 18% 2009 89th out of 115
Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population 17.54% 2009 56th out of 103
Rural population 282,745.43 2009 147th out of 195
Rural population > % of total population 2.62% 2009 191st out of 198
Rural population growth > Annual % 0.02% 2009 115th out of 191
Urban population 10.51 million 2009 48th out of 195
Urban population > % of total 97.3% 2005 8th out of 197
Urban population growth > Annual % 0.8% 2009 161st out of 195

SOURCES: United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects.; The data on urban population shares used to estimate rural population come from the United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects. Total population figures are World Bank estimates.; World Bank Staff estimates based on United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects.

Citation

"Belgium Density and urbanisation Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Belgium/People/Density-and-urbanisation

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