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Former British colonies Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas

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 Singapore 100% 2003
2 Kuwait 96% 2003
=3 Israel 92% 2003
=3 Qatar 92% 2003
5 Bahrain 90% 2003
6 The Bahamas 89% 2003
7 New Zealand 86% 2003
8 United Arab Emirates 85% 2003
=9 United States 80% 2003
=9 Canada 80% 2003
11 Jordan 79% 2003
12 Trinidad and Tobago 75% 2003
13 Dominica 72% 2003
14 Malaysia 64% 2003
15 Tuvalu 55% 2003
=16 Jamaica 52% 2003
=16 Botswana 52% 2003
=16 Fiji 52% 2003
=16 Barbados 52% 2003
20 Belize 48% 2003
21 Nigeria 47% 2003
22 Ghana 45% 2003
23 Egypt 42% 2003
24 Grenada 41% 2003
=25 Kenya 39% 2003
=25 Sudan 39% 2003
=25 Sierra Leone 39% 2003
=28 Guyana 38% 2003
=28 Antigua and Barbuda 38% 2003
30 Zambia 36% 2003
=31 Somalia 35% 2003
=31 Zimbabwe 35% 2003
=31 Tanzania 35% 2003
34 Pakistan 34% 2003
=35 Namibia 32% 2003
=35 Saint Kitts and Nevis 32% 2003
37 Saint Lucia 30% 2003
=38 Burma 29% 2003
=38 Maldives 29% 2003
40 India 28% 2003
=41 Yemen 26% 2003
=41 The Gambia 26% 2003
=43 Bangladesh 24% 2003
=43 Swaziland 24% 2003
45 Sri Lanka 21% 2003
46 Lesotho 18% 2003
47 Malawi 16% 2003
48 Uganda 12% 2003
49 Bhutan 9% 2003

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Former British colonies Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas

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