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European Union

European Union Density and urbanisation Stats

Definitions

  • Population in the largest city > % of urban population: Population in largest city is the percentage of a country's urban population living in that country's largest metropolitan area.
  • Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population: Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people.
  • Rural population: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Rural population > % of total population: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Rural population growth > Annual %: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Urban population: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Urban population > % of total: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Urban population growth > Annual %: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Population in the largest city > % of urban population 15.24% 2009 96th out of 115
Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population 17.24% 2009 58th out of 103
Rural population 130.52 million 2009 3rd out of 195
Rural population > % of total population 26.15% 2009 143th out of 198
Rural population growth > Annual % -0.2% 2009 128th out of 191
Urban population 368.58 million 2009 2nd out of 195
Urban population > % of total 73.85% 2009 1st out of 1
Urban population growth > Annual % 0.68% 2009 166th out of 195

SOURCES: United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects.; The data on urban population shares used to estimate rural population come from the United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects. Total population figures are World Bank estimates.; World Bank Staff estimates based on United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects.

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