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Middle Eastern and North Africa 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 Kuwait 96% 2003
=2 Israel 92% 2003
=2 Qatar 92% 2003
4 Bahrain 90% 2003
5 Saudi Arabia 88% 2003
6 Lebanon 87% 2003
7 Libya 86% 2003
8 United Arab Emirates 85% 2003
9 Jordan 79% 2003
10 Oman 78% 2003
=11 Iraq 67% 2003
=11 Iran 67% 2003
13 Tunisia 64% 2003
14 Algeria 59% 2003
15 Morocco 57% 2003
16 Syria 50% 2003
17 Egypt 42% 2003
18 Yemen 26% 2003

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Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas

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Interesting observations about People > Percentage living in urban areas

  • Monaco ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Christian countries in 2003.
  • Guadeloupe ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Hot countries in 2003.
  • Kuwait ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Muslim countries in 2003.
  • Singapore ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Former British colonies in 2003.
  • Belgium ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst European Union in 2003.
  • Luxembourg ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Catholic countries in 2003.
  • Argentina ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
  • Djibouti ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2003.
  • Russia ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Former Soviet republics in 2003.
  • Puerto Rico ranked second for percentage living in urban areas amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2003.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked first for percentage living in urban areas amongst Religious countries in 2003.
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