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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 MonacoMonaco 100% 2003
2 NauruNauru 100% 2003
3 GibraltarGibraltar 100% 2003
4 GuadeloupeGuadeloupe 100% 2003
5 BermudaBermuda 100% 2003
6 SingaporeSingapore 100% 2003
7 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 97% 2003
8 BelgiumBelgium 97% 2003
9 MartiniqueMartinique 96% 2003
10 KuwaitKuwait 96% 2003
11 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 94% 2003
12 GuamGuam 94% 2003
13 Western SaharaWestern Sahara 94% 2003
14 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana 94% 2003
15 UruguayUruguay 93% 2003
16 IcelandIceland 93% 2003
17 LuxembourgLuxembourg 92% 2003
18 AndorraAndorra 92% 2003
19 QatarQatar 92% 2003
20 IsraelIsrael 92% 2003
21 MaltaMalta 92% 2003
22 ReunionReunion 91% 2003
23 BahrainBahrain 90% 2003
24 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 90% 2003
25 ArgentinaArgentina 90% 2003
26 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 89% 2003
27 The BahamasThe Bahamas 89% 2003
28 San MarinoSan Marino 89% 2003
29 VenezuelaVenezuela 88% 2003
30 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 88% 2003
31 GermanyGermany 88% 2003
32 LebanonLebanon 87% 2003
33 ChileChile 87% 2003
34 LibyaLibya 86% 2003
35 New ZealandNew Zealand 86% 2003
36 DenmarkDenmark 85% 2003
37 United Arab EmiratesUAE 85% 2003
38 GabonGabon 84% 2003
39 DjiboutiDjibouti 84% 2003
40 SwedenSweden 83% 2003
41 BrazilBrazil 83% 2003
42 CanadaCanada 80% 2003
43 South KoreaSouth Korea 80% 2003
44 United StatesUnited States 80% 2003
45 NorwayNorway 79% 2003
46 JordanJordan 79% 2003
47 OmanOman 78% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 77.86% 2003
48 FranceFrance 76% 2003
49 ColombiaColombia 76% 2003
50 SurinameSuriname 76% 2003
51 SpainSpain 76% 2003
52 CubaCuba 76% 2003
53 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 75% 2003
54 MexicoMexico 75% 2003
55 French GuianaFrench Guiana 75% 2003
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 74.83% 2003
56 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 74% 2003
57 PeruPeru 74% 2003
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 73.73% 2003
58 RussiaRussia 73% 2003
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 72.5% 2003
59 DominicaDominica 72% 2003
60 BelarusBelarus 71% 2003
NATO countries averageNATO average 70.7% 2003
European Union averageEuropean Union average 70.64% 2003
Eurozone averageEurozone average 70.5% 2003
61 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 70% 2003
62 Cook IslandsCook Islands 70% 2003
63 BulgariaBulgaria 70% 2003
Tourist destinations averageTourist destinations average 69.95% 2003
64 PalauPalau 69% 2003
65 EstoniaEstonia 69% 2003
66 CyprusCyprus 69% 2003
Europe averageEurope average 68.63% 2003
67 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 68% 2003
68 ItalyItaly 67% 2003
69 LithuaniaLithuania 67% 2003
70 UkraineUkraine 67% 2003
71 IranIran 67% 2003
72 IraqIraq 67% 2003
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 66.8% 2003
73 NetherlandsNetherlands 66% 2003
74 TurkeyTurkey 66% 2003
75 AustriaAustria 66% 2003
76 LatviaLatvia 66% 2003
77 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 66% 2003
78 HungaryHungary 65% 2003
79 JapanJapan 65% 2003
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 64.79% 2003
Cold countries averageCold countries average 64.46% 2003
80 MalaysiaMalaysia 64% 2003
81 ArmeniaArmenia 64% 2003
82 TunisiaTunisia 64% 2003
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 63.24% 2003
83 BoliviaBolivia 63% 2003
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 62.66% 2003
84 EcuadorEcuador 62% 2003
85 MauritaniaMauritania 62% 2003
86 PolandPoland 62% 2003
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 61.83% 2003
87 FinlandFinland 61% 2003
88 Costa RicaCosta Rica 61% 2003
89 PhilippinesPhilippines 61% 2003
90 GreeceGreece 61% 2003
91 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 61% 2003
92 IrelandIreland 60% 2003
93 El SalvadorEl Salvador 60% 2003
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 59.06% 2003
94 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 59% 2003
95 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 59% 2003
96 AlgeriaAlgeria 59% 2003
97 CroatiaCroatia 59% 2003
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 59% 2003
98 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 58% 2003
99 SlovakiaSlovakia 57% 2003
100 PanamaPanama 57% 2003
101 MoroccoMorocco 57% 2003
102 ParaguayParaguay 57% 2003
103 MongoliaMongolia 57% 2003
104 South AfricaSouth Africa 57% 2003
105 NicaraguaNicaragua 57% 2003
106 Cape VerdeCape Verde 56% 2003
107 KazakhstanKazakhstan 56% 2003
108 PortugalPortugal 55% 2003
109 TuvaluTuvalu 55% 2003
110 RomaniaRomania 55% 2003
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 55% 2003
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 54.8% 2003
111 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 52% 2003
112 BarbadosBarbados 52% 2003
113 GeorgiaGeorgia 52% 2003
114 FijiFiji 52% 2003
115 BotswanaBotswana 52% 2003
116 JamaicaJamaica 52% 2003
117 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 52% 2003
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 51.98% 2003
118 CameroonCameroon 51% 2003
119 SloveniaSlovenia 51% 2003
120 SenegalSenegal 50% 2003
121 SyriaSyria 50% 2003
122 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 50% 2003
123 SeychellesSeychelles 50% 2003
Hot countries averageHot countries average 49% 2003
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 48.78% 2003
124 BelizeBelize 48% 2003
125 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 48% 2003
126 LiberiaLiberia 47% 2003
127 NigeriaNigeria 47% 2003
128 KiribatiKiribati 47% 2003
129 IndonesiaIndonesia 46% 2003
130 MoldovaMoldova 46% 2003
131 GuatemalaGuatemala 46% 2003
132 HondurasHonduras 46% 2003
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 45.57% 2003
133 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 45% 2003
134 ArubaAruba 45% 2003
135 GhanaGhana 45% 2003
136 BeninBenin 45% 2003
137 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 44% 2003
138 AlbaniaAlbania 44% 2003
139 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 43% 2003
140 MauritiusMauritius 43% 2003
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 42.41% 2003
141 EgyptEgypt 42% 2003
142 GrenadaGrenada 41% 2003
143 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 39% 2003
144 SudanSudan 39% 2003
145 KenyaKenya 39% 2003
146 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 38% 2003
147 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 38% 2003
148 GuyanaGuyana 38% 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 37.37% 2003
149 UzbekistanUzbekistan 37% 2003
150 HaitiHaiti 37% 2003
Failed states averageFailed states average 36.57% 2003
151 AngolaAngola 36% 2003
152 MozambiqueMozambique 36% 2003
153 ZambiaZambia 36% 2003
154 TanzaniaTanzania 35% 2003
155 GuineaGuinea 35% 2003
156 ZimbabweZimbabwe 35% 2003
157 SomaliaSomalia 35% 2003
158 TogoTogo 35% 2003
159 ComorosComoros 35% 2003
160 PakistanPakistan 34% 2003
161 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 34% 2003
162 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 34% 2003
163 TongaTonga 33% 2003
164 ThailandThailand 32% 2003
165 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 32% 2003
166 MaliMali 32% 2003
167 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 32% 2003
168 NamibiaNamibia 32% 2003
169 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 30% 2003
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 29.23% 2003
170 MaldivesMaldives 29% 2003
171 BurmaBurma 29% 2003
172 IndiaIndia 28% 2003
173 MadagascarMadagascar 27% 2003
174 The GambiaThe Gambia 26% 2003
175 YemenYemen 26% 2003
176 VietnamVietnam 26% 2003
177 TajikistanTajikistan 25% 2003
178 ChadChad 25% 2003
179 SwazilandSwaziland 24% 2003
180 BangladeshBangladesh 24% 2003
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 23.6% 2003
181 AfghanistanAfghanistan 23% 2003
182 VanuatuVanuatu 23% 2003
183 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 22% 2003
184 SamoaSamoa 22% 2003
185 NigerNiger 22% 2003
186 Sri LankaSri Lanka 21% 2003
187 EritreaEritrea 20% 2003
188 CambodiaCambodia 19% 2003
189 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 18% 2003
190 RwandaRwanda 18% 2003
191 LesothoLesotho 18% 2003
192 EthiopiaEthiopia 16% 2003
193 MalawiMalawi 16% 2003
194 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 16% 2003
195 NepalNepal 15% 2003
196 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 13% 2003
197 UgandaUganda 12% 2003
198 BurundiBurundi 10% 2003
199 BhutanBhutan 9% 2003

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Percentage living in urban areas", 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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