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Sub-Saharan 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 Djibouti 84% 2003
=1 Gabon 84% 2003
3 Mauritania 62% 2003
4 South Africa 57% 2003
5 Cape Verde 56% 2003
6 Botswana 52% 2003
7 Cameroon 51% 2003
=8 Seychelles 50% 2003
=8 Senegal 50% 2003
10 Equatorial Guinea 48% 2003
=11 Nigeria 47% 2003
=11 Liberia 47% 2003
=13 Benin 45% 2003
=13 Ghana 45% 2003
=15 Mauritius 43% 2003
=15 Central African Republic 43% 2003
=17 Kenya 39% 2003
=17 Sudan 39% 2003
=17 Sierra Leone 39% 2003
20 Sao Tome and Principe 38% 2003
=21 Zambia 36% 2003
=21 Mozambique 36% 2003
=21 Angola 36% 2003
=24 Comoros 35% 2003
=24 Togo 35% 2003
=24 Somalia 35% 2003
=24 Zimbabwe 35% 2003
=24 Guinea 35% 2003
=24 Tanzania 35% 2003
30 Guinea-Bissau 34% 2003
=31 Namibia 32% 2003
=31 Democratic Republic of the Congo 32% 2003
=31 Mali 32% 2003
34 Madagascar 27% 2003
35 The Gambia 26% 2003
36 Chad 25% 2003
37 Swaziland 24% 2003
38 Niger 22% 2003
39 Eritrea 20% 2003
=40 Lesotho 18% 2003
=40 Rwanda 18% 2003
=40 Burkina Faso 18% 2003
=43 Malawi 16% 2003
=43 Ethiopia 16% 2003
45 Uganda 12% 2003
46 Burundi 10% 2003

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Sub-Saharan 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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