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People > Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total population living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Liechtenstein 1,000.8 2010
2 Barbados 956.76 1960
3 Chad 869.43 1972
4 Grenada 841.07 1960
5 Burundi 839.69 2008
6 Papua New Guinea 837.39 2000
7 Malawi 831.5 2008
8 Mali 829.98 2009
9 Rwanda 821.36 2011
10 Nepal 809.04 2011
11 Trinidad and Tobago 805.19 1960
12 Solomon Islands 803.63 2009
13 Saint Kitts and Nevis 803.05 1960
14 Burma 799.68 2012
15 Ethiopia 798.78 2008
16 Uganda 795.28 2009
17 Eritrea 787.43 1990
18 Samoa 780.54 2011
19 Tonga 770.87 2006
20 Sri Lanka 769.4 2001
21 Cambodia 767.92 2013
22 Vanuatu 766.04 2009
23 Burkina Faso 764.71 2008
24 Lesotho 743.01 2006
25 Niger 742.95 2012
26 Guyana 739.7 1976
27 Yemen 731.62 2012
28 Madagascar 730.35 2004
29 Bangladesh 730.14 2011
30 Comoros 727.08 2003
31 Tajikistan 725.74 2011
32 Saint Lucia 717.6 2001
33 Guinea 710.8 2008
34 Tanzania 709.11 2013
35 Laos 706.87 2005
36 India 691.13 2008
37 Vietnam 680.55 2012
38 Zimbabwe 677 2008
39 Thailand 666.04 2012
40 American Samoa 662.66 1990
41 Antigua and Barbuda 657.5 1970
42 East Timor 656.74 2010
43 Kenya 655.94 2009
44 Afghanistan 651.34 2012
45 Maldives 644.84 2006
46 Mozambique 635.97 2007
47 Namibia 635.18 2001
48 Bhutan 634.45 2013
49 Seychelles 629.81 1977
50 Uzbekistan 629.23 2001
51 Kyrgyzstan 626.3 2012
52 Faeroe Islands 624.87 2008
53 Democratic Republic of the Congo 623.96 1985
54 Togo 611.58 2010
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 605.03 1991
56 Zambia 603.64 2010
57 Swaziland 600.01 2013
58 Sierra Leone 593.53 2012
59 Pakistan 592.04 2007
60 Moldova 584.73 2010
61 Egypt 584.34 2012
62 Mauritius 584.12 2011
63 Equatorial Guinea 580.38 1991
64 Nigeria 578.11 1991
65 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 577.85 2004
66 Kiribati 577.24 2005
67 Mauritania 573.75 2000
68 Somalia 573.51 2002
69 Philippines 568.77 1990
70 Guatemala 567.64 1981
71 Belize 556.8 2010
72 Turkmenistan 540.97 1989
73 Tuvalu 531.9 2002
74 Honduras 527.19 2007
75 Turks and Caicos Islands 524.9 1975
76 Italy 523.48 1961
77 Haiti 516.85 2012
78 Central African Republic 510.81 2003
79 Benin 510.7 2011
80 Senegal 506.7 2011
81 Liberia 501.78 2008
82 Slovenia 501.18 2011
83 Ghana 499.26 2010
84 Indonesia 495.77 2010
85 China 480.78 2012
86 Fiji 477.6 2010
87 Azerbaijan 469.62 2010
88 Georgia 468.82 2011
89 Jamaica 459.57 2011
90 Kazakhstan 456.53 2009
91 Slovakia 455.75 2011
92 Cameroon 451.65 2010
93 Romania 450.19 2011
94 Syria 447.46 2011
95 Croatia 442.82 2001
96 Sao Tome and Principe 441.42 2001
97 Nicaragua 432.22 2009
98 Paraguay 422.15 2008
99 Morocco 411.57 2013
100 Serbia 409.53 2011
101 Botswana 407.61 2006
102 Albania 406.99 2012
103 Cape Verde 405.85 2011
104 Republic of Macedonia 405.4 1997
105 Algeria 393.7 1998
106 Poland 392.4 2011
107 Portugal 390.6 2011
108 South Africa 379.77 2011
109 North Korea 378.96 1993
110 Mongolia 376.52 2010
111 Ireland 376.31 2011
112 New Caledonia 375.54 2008
113 Armenia 373.66 2011
114 Andorra 369.95 1988
115 Lebanon 369.24 1970
116 Montenegro 355.7 2011
117 Tunisia 350.51 2004
118 El Salvador 349.16 2013
119 Iraq 345.48 2007
120 Bolivia 341.72 2011
121 Spain 341.42 2001
122 Panama 337.6 2010
123 Lithuania 332.41 2011
124 Suriname 332.18 2004
125 Netherlands 331.34 2011
126 Austria 331.28 2001
127 Latvia 323.64 2011
128 Ecuador 319.61 2010
129 Dominican Republic 317.54 2013
130 Luxembourg 316.58 1970
131 Finland 314.23 2011
132 Ukraine 312.61 2012
133 Iran 309.32 2012
134 Estonia 305.61 2011
135 Hungary 303.44 2011
136 Malaysia 290.32 2010
137 Turkey 290.25 2011
138 Brunei 277.62 2001
139 Bulgaria 273.8 2011
140 Isle of Man 268.58 1986
141 Czech Republic 268.24 2012
142 Gabon 264.95 2002
143 Switzerland 262.95 2011
144 Russia 261.47 2011
145 Greece 249.05 2001
146 Peru 248.61 2013
147 Libya 247.96 1984
148 Costa Rica 247.13 2011
149 Cuba 246.55 2011
150 Colombia 245.96 2013
151 Cyprus 245.6 2011
152 Belarus 245.39 2011
153 Oman 243.39 2010
154 France 238.05 1999
155 Palau 226.45 2005
156 Norway 225.63 2001
157 Mexico 220.97 2010
158 United Kingdom 217.65 2001
159 United States 192.33 2010
160 South Korea 189.04 2012
161 Canada 183.55 2011
162 Northern Mariana Islands 179.37 1995
163 Australia 176.24 2011
164 Jordan 175.94 2012
165 United Arab Emirates 173.92 2005
166 Sweden 166.21 1990
167 Denmark 161.45 1981
168 San Marino 155.85 2000
169 The Bahamas 153.77 2000
170 Brazil 152.81 2010
171 Greenland 151.58 2012
172 New Zealand 137.49 2012
173 Chile 132.11 2013
174 Venezuela 118.17 2011
175 Bahrain 107.57 2001
176 Japan 93.38 2010
177 Israel 84.49 2011
178 Argentina 81.63 2013
179 Hong Kong 67.33 1986
180 Puerto Rico 62.49 2010
181 Guam 59.21 2010
182 Uruguay 57.17 2012
183 Macau 28.78 1970
184 Iceland 14.42 2011
185 Belgium 14.39 2009
186 Malta 1.04 2005

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people", United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Urban-and-rural/Rural-population-per-thousand-people

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