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People > Percentage living in urban areas: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of people living in urban areas. Data for 2003. Urban-rural classification of population in internationally published statistics follows the national census definition, which differs from one country or area to another. National definitions are usually based on criteria that may include any of the following: size of population in a locality, population density, distance between built-up areas, predominant type of economic activity, legal or administrative boundaries and urban characteristics such as specific services and facilities.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Monaco 100% 2003
=1 Nauru 100% 2003
=1 Gibraltar 100% 2003
=1 Guadeloupe 100% 2003
=1 Bermuda 100% 2003
=1 Singapore 100% 2003
=7 Puerto Rico 97% 2003
=7 Belgium 97% 2003
=9 Martinique 96% 2003
=9 Kuwait 96% 2003
=11 Virgin Islands 94% 2003
=11 Guam 94% 2003
=11 Western Sahara 94% 2003
=11 Northern Mariana Islands 94% 2003
=15 Uruguay 93% 2003
=15 Iceland 93% 2003
=17 Luxembourg 92% 2003
=17 Andorra 92% 2003
=17 Qatar 92% 2003
=17 Israel 92% 2003
=17 Malta 92% 2003
22 Reunion 91% 2003
=23 Bahrain 90% 2003
=23 American Samoa 90% 2003
=23 Argentina 90% 2003
=26 United Kingdom 89% 2003
=26 The Bahamas 89% 2003
=26 San Marino 89% 2003
=29 Venezuela 88% 2003
=29 Saudi Arabia 88% 2003
=29 Germany 88% 2003
=32 Lebanon 87% 2003
=32 Chile 87% 2003
=34 Libya 86% 2003
=34 New Zealand 86% 2003
=36 Denmark 85% 2003
=36 United Arab Emirates 85% 2003
=38 Gabon 84% 2003
=38 Djibouti 84% 2003
=40 Sweden 83% 2003
=40 Brazil 83% 2003
=42 Canada 80% 2003
=42 South Korea 80% 2003
=42 United States 80% 2003
=45 Norway 79% 2003
=45 Jordan 79% 2003
47 Oman 78% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 77.86% 2003
=48 France 76% 2003
=48 Colombia 76% 2003
=48 Suriname 76% 2003
=48 Spain 76% 2003
=48 Cuba 76% 2003
=53 Trinidad and Tobago 75% 2003
=53 Mexico 75% 2003
=53 French Guiana 75% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 74.83% 2003
=56 Czech Republic 74% 2003
=56 Peru 74% 2003
OPEC countries average (profile) 73.73% 2003
58 Russia 73% 2003
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 72.5% 2003
59 Dominica 72% 2003
60 Belarus 71% 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 70.7% 2003
European Union average (profile) 70.64% 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 70.5% 2003
=61 Netherlands Antilles 70% 2003
=61 Cook Islands 70% 2003
=61 Bulgaria 70% 2003
Tourist destinations average (profile) 69.95% 2003
=64 Palau 69% 2003
=64 Estonia 69% 2003
=64 Cyprus 69% 2003
Europe average (profile) 68.63% 2003
67 Switzerland 68% 2003
=68 Italy 67% 2003
=68 Lithuania 67% 2003
=68 Ukraine 67% 2003
=68 Iran 67% 2003
=68 Iraq 67% 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 66.8% 2003
=73 Netherlands 66% 2003
=73 Turkey 66% 2003
=73 Austria 66% 2003
=73 Latvia 66% 2003
=73 Marshall Islands 66% 2003
=78 Hungary 65% 2003
=78 Japan 65% 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 64.79% 2003
Cold countries average (profile) 64.46% 2003
=80 Malaysia 64% 2003
=80 Armenia 64% 2003
=80 Tunisia 64% 2003
Catholic countries average (profile) 63.24% 2003
83 Bolivia 63% 2003
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 62.66% 2003
=84 Ecuador 62% 2003
=84 Mauritania 62% 2003
=84 Poland 62% 2003
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 61.83% 2003
=87 Finland 61% 2003
=87 Costa Rica 61% 2003
=87 Philippines 61% 2003
=87 Greece 61% 2003
=87 New Caledonia 61% 2003
=92 Ireland 60% 2003
=92 El Salvador 60% 2003
Eastern Europe average (profile) 59.06% 2003
=94 Dominican Republic 59% 2003
=94 Republic of Macedonia 59% 2003
=94 Algeria 59% 2003
=94 Croatia 59% 2003
Christian countries average (profile) 59% 2003
98 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 58% 2003
=99 Slovakia 57% 2003
=99 Panama 57% 2003
=99 Morocco 57% 2003
=99 Paraguay 57% 2003
=99 Mongolia 57% 2003
=99 South Africa 57% 2003
=99 Nicaragua 57% 2003
=106 Cape Verde 56% 2003
=106 Kazakhstan 56% 2003
=108 Portugal 55% 2003
=108 Tuvalu 55% 2003
=108 Romania 55% 2003
Religious countries average (profile) 55% 2003
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 54.8% 2003
=111 Serbia and Montenegro 52% 2003
=111 Barbados 52% 2003
=111 Georgia 52% 2003
=111 Fiji 52% 2003
=111 Botswana 52% 2003
=111 Jamaica 52% 2003
=111 French Polynesia 52% 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 51.98% 2003
=118 Cameroon 51% 2003
=118 Slovenia 51% 2003
=120 Senegal 50% 2003
=120 Syria 50% 2003
=120 Azerbaijan 50% 2003
=120 Seychelles 50% 2003
Hot countries average (profile) 49% 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 48.78% 2003
=124 Belize 48% 2003
=124 Equatorial Guinea 48% 2003
=126 Liberia 47% 2003
=126 Nigeria 47% 2003
=126 Kiribati 47% 2003
=129 Indonesia 46% 2003
=129 Moldova 46% 2003
=129 Guatemala 46% 2003
=129 Honduras 46% 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 45.57% 2003
=133 Turkmenistan 45% 2003
=133 Aruba 45% 2003
=133 Ghana 45% 2003
=133 Benin 45% 2003
=137 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44% 2003
=137 Albania 44% 2003
=139 Central African Republic 43% 2003
=139 Mauritius 43% 2003
Landlocked countries average (profile) 42.41% 2003
141 Egypt 42% 2003
142 Grenada 41% 2003
=143 Sierra Leone 39% 2003
=143 Sudan 39% 2003
=143 Kenya 39% 2003
=146 Sao Tome and Principe 38% 2003
=146 Antigua and Barbuda 38% 2003
=146 Guyana 38% 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 37.37% 2003
=149 Uzbekistan 37% 2003
=149 Haiti 37% 2003
failed states average (profile) 36.57% 2003
=151 Angola 36% 2003
=151 Mozambique 36% 2003
=151 Zambia 36% 2003
=154 Tanzania 35% 2003
=154 Guinea 35% 2003
=154 Zimbabwe 35% 2003
=154 Somalia 35% 2003
=154 Togo 35% 2003
=154 Comoros 35% 2003
=160 Pakistan 34% 2003
=160 Guinea-Bissau 34% 2003
=160 Kyrgyzstan 34% 2003
163 Tonga 33% 2003
=164 Thailand 32% 2003
=164 Saint Kitts and Nevis 32% 2003
=164 Mali 32% 2003
=164 Democratic Republic of the Congo 32% 2003
=164 Namibia 32% 2003
169 Saint Lucia 30% 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 29.23% 2003
=170 Maldives 29% 2003
=170 Burma 29% 2003
172 India 28% 2003
173 Madagascar 27% 2003
=174 The Gambia 26% 2003
=174 Yemen 26% 2003
=174 Vietnam 26% 2003
=177 Tajikistan 25% 2003
=177 Chad 25% 2003
=179 Swaziland 24% 2003
=179 Bangladesh 24% 2003
South Asia average (profile) 23.6% 2003
=181 Afghanistan 23% 2003
=181 Vanuatu 23% 2003
=183 Liechtenstein 22% 2003
=183 Samoa 22% 2003
=183 Niger 22% 2003
186 Sri Lanka 21% 2003
187 Eritrea 20% 2003
188 Cambodia 19% 2003
=189 Burkina Faso 18% 2003
=189 Rwanda 18% 2003
=189 Lesotho 18% 2003
=192 Ethiopia 16% 2003
=192 Malawi 16% 2003
=192 Solomon Islands 16% 2003
195 Nepal 15% 2003
196 Papua New Guinea 13% 2003
197 Uganda 12% 2003
198 Burundi 10% 2003
199 Bhutan 9% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights. Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Percentage-living-in-urban-areas

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