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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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Monaco 100% 2003
2 Nauru 100% 2003
3 Gibraltar 100% 2003
4 Guadeloupe 100% 2003
5 Bermuda 100% 2003
6 Singapore 100% 2003
7 Puerto Rico 97% 2003
8 Belgium 97% 2003
9 Martinique 96% 2003
10 Kuwait 96% 2003
11 Virgin Islands 94% 2003
12 Guam 94% 2003
13 Western Sahara 94% 2003
14 Northern Mariana Islands 94% 2003
15 Uruguay 93% 2003
16 Iceland 93% 2003
17 Luxembourg 92% 2003
18 Andorra 92% 2003
19 Qatar 92% 2003
20 Israel 92% 2003
21 Malta 92% 2003
22 Reunion 91% 2003
23 Bahrain 90% 2003
24 American Samoa 90% 2003
25 Argentina 90% 2003
26 United Kingdom 89% 2003
27 The Bahamas 89% 2003
28 San Marino 89% 2003
29 Venezuela 88% 2003
30 Saudi Arabia 88% 2003
31 Germany 88% 2003
32 Lebanon 87% 2003
33 Chile 87% 2003
34 Libya 86% 2003
35 New Zealand 86% 2003
36 Denmark 85% 2003
37 United Arab Emirates 85% 2003
38 Gabon 84% 2003
39 Djibouti 84% 2003
40 Sweden 83% 2003
41 Brazil 83% 2003
42 Canada 80% 2003
43 South Korea 80% 2003
44 United States 80% 2003
45 Norway 79% 2003
46 Jordan 79% 2003
47 Oman 78% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 77.86% 2003
48 France 76% 2003
49 Colombia 76% 2003
50 Suriname 76% 2003
51 Spain 76% 2003
52 Cuba 76% 2003
53 Trinidad and Tobago 75% 2003
54 Mexico 75% 2003
55 French Guiana 75% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 74.83% 2003
56 Czech Republic 74% 2003
57 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
62 Cook Islands 70% 2003
63 Bulgaria 70% 2003
Tourist destinations average (profile) 69.95% 2003
64 Palau 69% 2003
65 Estonia 69% 2003
66 Cyprus 69% 2003
Europe average (profile) 68.63% 2003
67 Switzerland 68% 2003
68 Italy 67% 2003
69 Lithuania 67% 2003
70 Ukraine 67% 2003
71 Iran 67% 2003
72 Iraq 67% 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 66.8% 2003
73 Netherlands 66% 2003
74 Turkey 66% 2003
75 Austria 66% 2003
76 Latvia 66% 2003
77 Marshall Islands 66% 2003
78 Hungary 65% 2003
79 Japan 65% 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 64.79% 2003
Cold countries average (profile) 64.46% 2003
80 Malaysia 64% 2003
81 Armenia 64% 2003
82 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
85 Mauritania 62% 2003
86 Poland 62% 2003
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 61.83% 2003
87 Finland 61% 2003
88 Costa Rica 61% 2003
89 Philippines 61% 2003
90 Greece 61% 2003
91 New Caledonia 61% 2003
92 Ireland 60% 2003
93 El Salvador 60% 2003
Eastern Europe average (profile) 59.06% 2003
94 Dominican Republic 59% 2003
95 Republic of Macedonia 59% 2003
96 Algeria 59% 2003
97 Croatia 59% 2003
Christian countries average (profile) 59% 2003
98 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 58% 2003
99 Slovakia 57% 2003
100 Panama 57% 2003
101 Morocco 57% 2003
102 Paraguay 57% 2003
103 Mongolia 57% 2003
104 South Africa 57% 2003
105 Nicaragua 57% 2003
106 Cape Verde 56% 2003
107 Kazakhstan 56% 2003
108 Portugal 55% 2003
109 Tuvalu 55% 2003
110 Romania 55% 2003
Religious countries average (profile) 55% 2003
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 54.8% 2003
111 Serbia and Montenegro 52% 2003
112 Barbados 52% 2003
113 Georgia 52% 2003
114 Fiji 52% 2003
115 Botswana 52% 2003
116 Jamaica 52% 2003
117 French Polynesia 52% 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 51.98% 2003
118 Cameroon 51% 2003
119 Slovenia 51% 2003
120 Senegal 50% 2003
121 Syria 50% 2003
122 Azerbaijan 50% 2003
123 Seychelles 50% 2003
Hot countries average (profile) 49% 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 48.78% 2003
124 Belize 48% 2003
125 Equatorial Guinea 48% 2003
126 Liberia 47% 2003
127 Nigeria 47% 2003
128 Kiribati 47% 2003
129 Indonesia 46% 2003
130 Moldova 46% 2003
131 Guatemala 46% 2003
132 Honduras 46% 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 45.57% 2003
133 Turkmenistan 45% 2003
134 Aruba 45% 2003
135 Ghana 45% 2003
136 Benin 45% 2003
137 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44% 2003
138 Albania 44% 2003
139 Central African Republic 43% 2003
140 Mauritius 43% 2003
Landlocked countries average (profile) 42.41% 2003
141 Egypt 42% 2003
142 Grenada 41% 2003
143 Sierra Leone 39% 2003
144 Sudan 39% 2003
145 Kenya 39% 2003
146 Sao Tome and Principe 38% 2003
147 Antigua and Barbuda 38% 2003
148 Guyana 38% 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 37.37% 2003
149 Uzbekistan 37% 2003
150 Haiti 37% 2003
failed states average (profile) 36.57% 2003
151 Angola 36% 2003
152 Mozambique 36% 2003
153 Zambia 36% 2003
154 Tanzania 35% 2003
155 Guinea 35% 2003
156 Zimbabwe 35% 2003
157 Somalia 35% 2003
158 Togo 35% 2003
159 Comoros 35% 2003
160 Pakistan 34% 2003
161 Guinea-Bissau 34% 2003
162 Kyrgyzstan 34% 2003
163 Tonga 33% 2003
164 Thailand 32% 2003
165 Saint Kitts and Nevis 32% 2003
166 Mali 32% 2003
167 Democratic Republic of the Congo 32% 2003
168 Namibia 32% 2003
169 Saint Lucia 30% 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 29.23% 2003
170 Maldives 29% 2003
171 Burma 29% 2003
172 India 28% 2003
173 Madagascar 27% 2003
174 The Gambia 26% 2003
175 Yemen 26% 2003
176 Vietnam 26% 2003
177 Tajikistan 25% 2003
178 Chad 25% 2003
179 Swaziland 24% 2003
180 Bangladesh 24% 2003
South Asia average (profile) 23.6% 2003
181 Afghanistan 23% 2003
182 Vanuatu 23% 2003
183 Liechtenstein 22% 2003
184 Samoa 22% 2003
185 Niger 22% 2003
186 Sri Lanka 21% 2003
187 Eritrea 20% 2003
188 Cambodia 19% 2003
189 Burkina Faso 18% 2003
190 Rwanda 18% 2003
191 Lesotho 18% 2003
192 Ethiopia 16% 2003
193 Malawi 16% 2003
194 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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Posted on 02 Jul 2009

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