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People > Density and urbanisation > Rural population: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 810.82 million 2009
2 China 745.62 million 2009
South Asia average (profile) 211.77 million 2009
3 European Union 130.52 million 2009
4 Bangladesh 117.42 million 2009
5 Indonesia 109.05 million 2009
6 Pakistan 107.63 million 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 87.36 million 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 82.52 million 2009
7 Nigeria 78.79 million 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 75.91 million 2009
8 Ethiopia 68.5 million 2009
9 Vietnam 62.56 million 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 56.75 million 2009
10 United States 55.26 million 2009
11 Thailand 44.95 million 2009
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 44.23 million 2009
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo 43.19 million 2009
13 Japan 42.57 million 2009
14 Russia 38.54 million 2009
15 Burma 33.39 million 2009
16 Tanzania 32.38 million 2009
17 Philippines 31.59 million 2009
18 Kenya 31.09 million 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 29.5 million 2009
19 Uganda 28.41 million 2009
20 Brazil 27.05 million 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 25.31 million 2009
21 Mexico 24.17 million 2009
22 Nepal 24.13 million 2009
failed states average (profile) 23.87 million 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 23.62 million 2009
23 Sudan 23.54 million 2009
24 Turkey 23.09 million 2009
25 Afghanistan 22.52 million 2009
26 Germany 21.54 million 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 19.93 million 2009
27 Italy 19.15 million 2009
28 South Africa 19.13 million 2009
29 Uzbekistan 17.51 million 2009
30 Sri Lanka 17.24 million 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 15.33 million 2009
31 Poland 14.77 million 2009
32 Ukraine 14.7 million 2009
33 Mozambique 14.28 million 2009
34 France 14.04 million 2009
35 Morocco 13.96 million 2009
36 Madagascar 13.76 million 2009
37 Niger 12.75 million 2009
38 Burkina Faso 12.61 million 2009
39 Malawi 12.32 million 2009
40 Algeria 11.91 million 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 11.79 million 2009
41 Ghana 11.74 million 2009
42 Cambodia 11.52 million 2009
43 Colombia 11.51 million 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 11.25 million 2009
44 Cote d'Ivoire 10.66 million 2009
45 Iraq 10.55 million 2009
46 Spain 10.52 million 2009
47 Romania 9.79 million 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 9.6 million 2009
48 Syria 9.58 million 2009
49 Mali 8.75 million 2009
50 Zambia 8.34 million 2009
51 Peru 8.31 million 2009
52 Cameroon 8.28 million 2009
53 Chad 8.16 million 2009
54 Rwanda 8.14 million 2009
55 Malaysia 7.89 million 2009
56 Angola 7.84 million 2009
Landlocked countries average (profile) 7.84 million 2009
57 Zimbabwe 7.79 million 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.54 million 2009
58 Burundi 7.41 million 2009
59 Senegal 7.19 million 2009
60 Guatemala 7.15 million 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 6.84 million 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.81 million 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 6.8 million 2009
61 Kazakhstan 6.61 million 2009
62 Canada 6.58 million 2009
63 Guinea 6.55 million 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6.29 million 2009
64 United Kingdom 6.17 million 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 5.99 million 2009
65 Papua New Guinea 5.89 million 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 5.89 million 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 5.8 million 2009
66 Somalia 5.76 million 2009
67 Benin 5.22 million 2009
68 Haiti 5.19 million 2009
Europe average (profile) 5.17 million 2009
69 Tajikistan 5.11 million 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 4.91 million 2009
European Union average (profile) 4.73 million 2009
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 4.72 million 2009
70 Ecuador 4.6 million 2009
71 Saudi Arabia 4.46 million 2009
72 Greece 4.38 million 2009
73 Laos 4.3 million 2009
74 Portugal 4.25 million 2009
75 Azerbaijan 4.21 million 2009
76 Eritrea 4 million 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.99 million 2009
77 Honduras 3.86 million 2009
78 Togo 3.79 million 2009
79 Sierra Leone 3.53 million 2009
80 Serbia and Montenegro 3.5 million 2009
81 Tunisia 3.45 million 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 3.38 million 2009
82 Kyrgyzstan 3.38 million 2009
83 Bolivia 3.35 million 2009
84 Hungary 3.22 million 2009
85 Argentina 3.14 million 2009
86 Dominican Republic 3.05 million 2009
87 Netherlands 2.91 million 2009
88 Czech Republic 2.79 million 2009
89 Austria 2.73 million 2009
90 Cuba 2.72 million 2009
91 Central African Republic 2.71 million 2009
92 Turkmenistan 2.6 million 2009
93 Belarus 2.52 million 2009
94 Paraguay 2.48 million 2009
95 Nicaragua 2.47 million 2009
96 Australia 2.42 million 2009
97 El Salvador 2.4 million 2009
98 Slovakia 2.35 million 2009
99 Bulgaria 2.17 million 2009
100 Moldova 2.11 million 2009
101 Switzerland 2.05 million 2009
102 Georgia 2.01 million 2009
103 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.96 million 2009
104 Finland 1.94 million 2009
105 Mauritania 1.93 million 2009
106 Chile 1.91 million 2009
107 Croatia 1.88 million 2009
108 Venezuela 1.8 million 2009
109 Ireland 1.73 million 2009
110 Albania 1.66 million 2009
111 Costa Rica 1.66 million 2009
112 Liberia 1.55 million 2009
113 Lesotho 1.53 million 2009
114 Libya 1.43 million 2009
115 Sweden 1.43 million 2009
116 Congo, Republic of the 1.41 million 2009
117 Namibia 1.36 million 2009
118 Jordan 1.31 million 2009
119 Jamaica 1.26 million 2009
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1.21 million 2009
120 Trinidad and Tobago 1.16 million 2009
121 Mongolia 1.14 million 2009
122 Guinea-Bissau 1.13 million 2009
123 Armenia 1.12 million 2009
124 Lithuania 1.1 million 2009
125 Norway 1.08 million 2009
126 Slovenia 1.06 million 2009
127 United Arab Emirates 1.01 million 2009
128 Panama 898,013.48 2009
129 Swaziland 886,095.14 2009
130 East Timor 819,588.46 2009
131 Oman 806,390.61 2009
132 Botswana 773,282.75 2009
133 Mauritius 732,800.6 2009
134 The Gambia 728,807.61 2009
135 Denmark 721,694.77 2009
136 Latvia 718,352.42 2009
137 Israel 618,044.64 2009
138 New Zealand 574,864.56 2009
139 Lebanon 545,683.05 2009
140 Guyana 545,643.57 2009
141 Comoros 473,628.07 2009
142 Bhutan 448,804.81 2009
143 Solomon Islands 427,534.52 2009
144 Equatorial Guinea 408,874.66 2009
145 Estonia 408,869.95 2009
146 Fiji 400,151.52 2009
147 Belgium 282,745.43 2009
148 Cyprus 260,439.76 2009
149 Uruguay 254,215.29 2009
150 Gabon 213,520.05 2009
151 Cape Verde 200,422.22 2009
152 Maldives 188,195.33 2009
153 Vanuatu 179,409.38 2009
154 Belize 159,203.02 2009
155 Barbados 152,704.41 2009
156 Samoa 137,353.73 2009
157 French Polynesia 130,163 2009
158 Suriname 128,583.68 2009
159 Saint Lucia 124,043.78 2009
160 Djibouti 106,296.85 2009
161 Brunei 98,882.56 2009
162 Bahrain 90,544.51 2009
163 Luxembourg 87,951.48 2009
164 New Caledonia 87,263.62 2009
165 Tonga 77,933.66 2009
166 Grenada 71,794.84 2009
167 Sao Tome and Principe 62,855.98 2009
168 Antigua and Barbuda 60,987.12 2009
169 Qatar 60,323.3 2009
170 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 57,422.09 2009
171 Puerto Rico 57,260.95 2009
172 Aruba 56,627.63 2009
173 The Bahamas 55,015.79 2009
174 Kiribati 54,983.64 2009
175 Kuwait 45,274.24 2009
176 Seychelles 39,745.78 2009
177 Saint Kitts and Nevis 33,544.92 2009
178 Liechtenstein 30,790.09 2009
179 Faroe Islands 28,233.02 2009
180 Iceland 24,964.3 2009
181 Malta 22,900.85 2009
182 Dominica 18,943.51 2009
183 Marshall Islands 17,428.9 2009
184 Netherlands Antilles 13,992.78 2009
185 Guam 12,120.37 2009
186 Greenland 9,110.95 2009
187 Northern Mariana Islands 7,646.76 2009
188 Tuvalu 5,418.88 2005
189 Virgin Islands 5,403.39 2009
190 American Samoa 4,931.75 2009
191 Palau 3,757.25 2009
192 Turks and Caicos Islands 2,707.66 2005
193 San Marino 1,804.54 2009
=194 Monaco 0.0 2009
=194 Gibraltar 0.0 2005
=194 Bermuda 0.0 2009
=194 Cayman Islands 0.0 2009
=194 Singapore 0.0 2009

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"Countries Compared by People > Density and urbanisation > Rural population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Density-and-urbanisation/Rural-population

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