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People > Density and urbanisation > Urban population: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 585.84 million 2009
2 European Union 368.58 million 2009
3 India 344.52 million 2009
4 United States 251.75 million 2009
5 Brazil 166.69 million 2009
6 Indonesia 120.92 million 2009
7 Russia 103.26 million 2009
South Asia average (profile) 91.79 million 2009
8 Japan 85.04 million 2009
9 Mexico 83.26 million 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 81.39 million 2009
10 Nigeria 75.94 million 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 74.73 million 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 73.49 million 2009
11 Pakistan 62.08 million 2009
12 Germany 60.42 million 2009
13 Philippines 60.4 million 2009
14 United Kingdom 55.66 million 2009
15 Turkey 51.73 million 2009
16 France 48.58 million 2009
17 Bangladesh 44.81 million 2009
18 Italy 41.14 million 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 41.1 million 2009
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 38.93 million 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 37.93 million 2009
19 Argentina 37.13 million 2009
20 Spain 35.73 million 2009
21 Colombia 34.15 million 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 32.49 million 2009
22 Ukraine 31.3 million 2009
23 South Africa 30.19 million 2009
24 Canada 27.16 million 2009
25 Venezuela 26.58 million 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 25.29 million 2009
26 Vietnam 24.72 million 2009
27 Poland 23.36 million 2009
28 Algeria 22.98 million 2009
29 Democratic Republic of the Congo 22.83 million 2009
30 Thailand 22.81 million 2009
31 Iraq 20.94 million 2009
32 Peru 20.85 million 2009
33 Saudi Arabia 20.68 million 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 20.3 million 2009
34 Malaysia 19.58 million 2009
35 Australia 19.45 million 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 19.05 million 2009
36 Sudan 18.74 million 2009
37 Morocco 18.03 million 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 17.92 million 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 17.3 million 2009
failed states average (profile) 17.14 million 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 16.94 million 2009
38 Burma 16.63 million 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 16.11 million 2009
39 Chile 15.06 million 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 14.76 million 2009
40 Ethiopia 14.33 million 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 13.7 million 2009
41 Netherlands 13.6 million 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 13.5 million 2009
Europe average (profile) 13.36 million 2009
European Union average (profile) 13.25 million 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 13.16 million 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 12.76 million 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 12.58 million 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 12.16 million 2009
42 Ghana 12.1 million 2009
43 Romania 11.69 million 2009
44 Syria 11.51 million 2009
45 Tanzania 11.35 million 2009
46 Cameroon 11.24 million 2009
47 Angola 10.65 million 2009
48 Belgium 10.51 million 2009
49 Cote d'Ivoire 10.42 million 2009
50 Uzbekistan 10.22 million 2009
51 Kazakhstan 9.22 million 2009
52 Ecuador 9.03 million 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 8.79 million 2009
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 8.72 million 2009
53 Kenya 8.72 million 2009
54 Mozambique 8.61 million 2009
55 Cuba 8.48 million 2009
56 Sweden 7.86 million 2009
57 Czech Republic 7.73 million 2009
58 Afghanistan 7.28 million 2009
59 Belarus 7.14 million 2009
60 Dominican Republic 7.04 million 2009
61 Tunisia 6.98 million 2009
62 Greece 6.9 million 2009
63 Guatemala 6.88 million 2009
64 Israel 6.81 million 2009
65 Hungary 6.8 million 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.71 million 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 6.57 million 2009
66 Bolivia 6.51 million 2009
67 Portugal 6.39 million 2009
68 Madagascar 5.86 million 2009
69 Switzerland 5.7 million 2009
70 Austria 5.64 million 2009
71 Bulgaria 5.42 million 2009
72 Senegal 5.34 million 2009
73 Nepal 5.2 million 2009
74 Libya 4.99 million 2009
75 Singapore 4.99 million 2009
76 Haiti 4.84 million 2009
77 Denmark 4.8 million 2009
78 Jordan 4.79 million 2009
79 Zimbabwe 4.74 million 2009
80 Zambia 4.6 million 2009
81 Azerbaijan 4.57 million 2009
82 Uganda 4.3 million 2009
83 Mali 4.26 million 2009
84 Puerto Rico 3.92 million 2009
85 Paraguay 3.87 million 2009
86 Serbia and Montenegro 3.82 million 2009
Landlocked countries average (profile) 3.78 million 2009
87 El Salvador 3.76 million 2009
88 Norway 3.74 million 2009
89 New Zealand 3.74 million 2009
90 Benin 3.72 million 2009
91 Lebanon 3.68 million 2009
Tourist destinations average (profile) 3.65 million 2009
92 Honduras 3.61 million 2009
93 United Arab Emirates 3.58 million 2009
94 Guinea 3.52 million 2009
95 Finland 3.4 million 2009
96 Somalia 3.38 million 2009
97 Cambodia 3.28 million 2009
98 Nicaragua 3.27 million 2009
99 Burkina Faso 3.15 million 2009
100 Uruguay 3.09 million 2009
101 Slovakia 3.07 million 2009
102 Sri Lanka 3.07 million 2009
103 Chad 3.04 million 2009
104 Malawi 2.95 million 2009
105 Costa Rica 2.92 million 2009
106 Togo 2.83 million 2009
107 Ireland 2.77 million 2009
108 Kuwait 2.75 million 2009
109 Panama 2.56 million 2009
110 Croatia 2.55 million 2009
111 Niger 2.54 million 2009
112 Turkmenistan 2.51 million 2009
113 Liberia 2.41 million 2009
114 Congo, Republic of the 2.27 million 2009
115 Georgia 2.25 million 2009
116 Lithuania 2.24 million 2009
117 Sierra Leone 2.17 million 2009
118 Oman 2.04 million 2009
119 Laos 2.03 million 2009
120 Armenia 1.97 million 2009
121 Kyrgyzstan 1.94 million 2009
122 Rwanda 1.86 million 2009
123 Tajikistan 1.84 million 2009
124 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.81 million 2009
125 Central African Republic 1.71 million 2009
126 Latvia 1.54 million 2009
127 Mongolia 1.53 million 2009
128 Moldova 1.49 million 2009
129 Albania 1.49 million 2009
130 Jamaica 1.45 million 2009
131 Mauritania 1.36 million 2009
132 Qatar 1.35 million 2009
133 Gabon 1.26 million 2009
134 Botswana 1.18 million 2009
135 Eritrea 1.07 million 2009
136 Slovenia 986,447.8 2009
137 The Gambia 976,404.39 2009
138 Estonia 930,808.79 2009
139 Burundi 888,456.31 2009
140 Papua New Guinea 842,866.31 2009
141 Namibia 812,439.47 2009
142 Djibouti 757,905.15 2009
143 Bahrain 700,928.49 2009
144 Cyprus 610,596.24 2009
145 Mauritius 542,522.4 2009
146 Lesotho 541,119.39 2009
147 Guinea-Bissau 481,935.2 2009
148 Fiji 449,066.48 2009
149 Luxembourg 409,511.65 2009
150 Malta 391,969.7 2009
151 Suriname 391,156.32 2009
152 East Timor 314,005.54 2009
153 Cape Verde 305,183.78 2009
154 Brunei 300,804.44 2009
155 Swaziland 298,840.86 2009
156 Iceland 298,407.46 2009
157 The Bahamas 286,697.21 2009
158 Equatorial Guinea 267,398.34 2009
159 Bhutan 248,530.19 2009
160 Guyana 216,854.43 2009
161 Comoros 185,470.28 2009
162 Netherlands Antilles 184,205.22 2009
163 Trinidad and Tobago 181,512.13 2009
164 Belize 173,857.69 2009
165 Guam 165,597.63 2009
166 New Caledonia 163,062.31 2009
167 French Polynesia 138,880 2009
168 Maldives 121,234.67 2009
169 Virgin Islands 104,421.61 2009
170 Barbados 103,167.59 2009
171 Sao Tome and Principe 99,899.02 2009
172 Solomon Islands 95,635.48 2009
173 Northern Mariana Islands 79,248.24 2009
174 Bermuda 64,400 2009
175 American Samoa 62,258.24 2009
176 Vanuatu 60,378.62 2009
177 Cayman Islands 54,977.26 2009
178 Dominica 54,652.1 2009
179 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 51,786.91 2009
180 Aruba 49,895.37 2009
181 Seychelles 48,226.29 2009
182 Saint Lucia 48,048.04 2009
183 Greenland 46,990.96 2009
184 Marshall Islands 43,596.67 2009
185 Kiribati 43,061.36 2009
186 Samoa 41,492.27 2009
187 Monaco 32,812 2009
188 Grenada 32,135.16 2009
189 San Marino 29,633.4 2009
190 Gibraltar 27,921 2005
191 Antigua and Barbuda 26,612.88 2009
192 Tonga 26,033.34 2009
193 Turks and Caicos Islands 23,580.34 2005
194 Faroe Islands 20,411.05 2009
195 Palau 16,640.41 2009
196 Saint Kitts and Nevis 16,048.4 2009
197 Liechtenstein 5,120.91 2009
198 Tuvalu 5,022.12 2005

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"Countries Compared by People > Density and urbanisation > Urban population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank Staff estimates based on United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Density-and-urbanisation/Urban-population

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