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failed states 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 Iraq 67% 2003
2 Nigeria 47% 2003
3 Central African Republic 43% 2003
4 Sudan 39% 2003
5 Haiti 37% 2003
=6 Somalia 35% 2003
=6 Zimbabwe 35% 2003
=6 Guinea 35% 2003
=9 Guinea-Bissau 34% 2003
=9 Pakistan 34% 2003
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo 32% 2003
12 Yemen 26% 2003
13 Chad 25% 2003
14 Afghanistan 23% 2003

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failed states 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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