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People > Density and urbanisation > Population in the largest city > % of urban population: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Population in largest city is the percentage of a country's urban population living in that country's largest metropolitan area.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Singapore 94.97% 2009
2 Kuwait 81.11% 2009
3 Puerto Rico 69.66% 2009
4 Mongolia 61.95% 2009
5 Congo, Republic of the 56.85% 2009
6 Armenia 56.46% 2009
7 Burkina Faso 56.44% 2009
8 Togo 56.35% 2009
9 Haiti 54.63% 2009
10 Uruguay 52.82% 2009
11 Panama 52.67% 2009
12 Senegal 51.95% 2009
13 Lebanon 51.92% 2009
14 Paraguay 51.14% 2009
15 Georgia 49.55% 2009
16 Rwanda 49.48% 2005
17 Afghanistan 49.09% 2009
18 Costa Rica 48.47% 2009
19 Israel 47.26% 2009
20 Greece 47.1% 2009
21 Cambodia 46.27% 2009
22 Guinea 45.43% 2009
23 Kyrgyzstan 44.04% 2009
24 Portugal 43.94% 2009
25 Japan 42.93% 2009
26 Azerbaijan 42.66% 2009
27 United Arab Emirates 42.36% 2009
28 Peru 42.05% 2009
29 El Salvador 40.8% 2009
30 Sierra Leone 40.36% 2009
31 Somalia 40.08% 2009
32 Niger 39.52% 2009
33 Laos 39.46% 2009
34 Ireland 39.14% 2009
35 Chile 39.07% 2009
36 Kenya 38.72% 2009
37 Cote d'Ivoire 38.48% 2009
38 Mali 38.21% 2009
39 Democratic Republic of the Congo 36.8% 2009
40 Liberia 36.69% 2009
41 New Zealand 36.34% 2009
42 Uganda 35.71% 2009
43 Argentina 34.97% 2009
44 Zimbabwe 33.92% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 32.72% 2009
45 Finland 32.6% 2009
46 Bangladesh 31.81% 2009
47 Madagascar 30.98% 2009
48 Zambia 30.71% 2009
49 Dominican Republic 30.38% 2009
50 Thailand 30.26% 2009
51 Austria 30.02% 2009
=52 Serbia and Montenegro 29.18% 2009
=52 Ecuador 29.18% 2009
54 Nicaragua 28.53% 2009
55 Tanzania 28.24% 2009
56 Malawi 27.86% 2009
57 Honduras 27.71% 2009
58 Iraq 27.46% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 26.96% 2009
59 Sudan 26.8% 2009
60 Chad 26.58% 2009
61 Syria 25.94% 2009
62 Belarus 25.73% 2009
63 Burma 25.61% 2009
64 Cuba 25.24% 2009
65 Bolivia 25.21% 2009
66 Hungary 25.05% 2009
67 Denmark 24.43% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 24.3% 2009
68 Colombia 24.19% 2009
69 Vietnam 24.18% 2009
70 Norway 23.36% 2009
71 Mexico 23.2% 2009
72 Saudi Arabia 22.85% 2009
73 Jordan 22.73% 2009
74 Australia 22.6% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 22.12% 2009
75 Bulgaria 21.99% 2009
76 Libya 21.95% 2009
77 Benin 21.93% 2009
78 Uzbekistan 21.53% 2009
79 France 21.43% 2009
80 Pakistan 20.65% 2009
81 Switzerland 20.07% 2009
82 Turkey 20.06% 2009
83 Ethiopia 19.98% 2009
84 Canada 19.8% 2009
85 Nepal 19.04% 2009
86 Philippines 18.96% 2009
87 Ghana 18.75% 2009
88 Mozambique 18.45% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.32% 2009
89 Cameroon 18.27% 2009
=90 Morocco 18% 2009
=90 Belgium 18% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 17.31% 2009
92 Romania 16.54% 2009
93 Sweden 16.26% 2009
94 Spain 16.13% 2009
95 Guatemala 15.63% 2009
96 United Kingdom 15.48% 2009
97 European Union 15.24% 2009
98 Czech Republic 15.03% 2009
99 Kazakhstan 14.76% 2009
100 Nigeria 13.43% 2009
101 Brazil 11.97% 2009
102 South Africa 11.95% 2009
103 Algeria 11.92% 2009
104 Venezuela 11.48% 2009
105 Tunisia 10.87% 2009
106 Russia 10.19% 2009
107 Ukraine 8.88% 2009
108 Italy 8.16% 2009
109 Netherlands 7.68% 2009
110 United States 7.67% 2009
111 Malaysia 7.63% 2009
112 Indonesia 7.54% 2009
113 Poland 7.32% 2009
114 India 6.3% 2009
115 Germany 5.69% 2009
116 China 2.79% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Density and urbanisation > Population in the largest city > % of urban population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Density-and-urbanisation/Population-in-the-largest-city/%-of-urban-population

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