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People > Density and urbanisation > Urban population growth > Annual %: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Qatar 9.65% 2009
2 Burundi 5.64% 2009
3 Laos 5.53% 2009
4 Burkina Faso 5.5% 2009
5 Malawi 5.4% 2009
6 Liberia 5.3% 2009
7 Eritrea 5.03% 2009
8 Maldives 4.86% 2009
9 Bhutan 4.83% 2009
10 Tanzania 4.62% 2009
11 East Timor 4.61% 2009
12 Nepal 4.54% 2009
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.52% 2009
14 Uganda 4.5% 2009
15 Cambodia 4.49% 2009
16 Haiti 4.47% 2009
17 Niger 4.39% 2009
18 Mozambique 4.36% 2009
19 Chad 4.35% 2009
20 Ethiopia 4.33% 2009
21 Rwanda 4.32% 2009
22 Belize 4.31% 2009
23 Afghanistan 4.23% 2009
24 Sudan 4.22% 2009
25 Angola 4.19% 2009
=26 Vanuatu 4.18% 2009
=26 Solomon Islands 4.18% 2009
28 The Gambia 4.15% 2009
29 Togo 4.1% 2009
30 Mali 4.09% 2009
31 Benin 4.07% 2009
32 Kenya 4.02% 2009
33 Madagascar 3.8% 2009
34 Nigeria 3.78% 2009
35 Guinea 3.75% 2009
36 Cameroon 3.68% 2009
37 Cote d'Ivoire 3.67% 2009
38 Lesotho 3.64% 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.58% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 3.55% 2009
39 Ghana 3.53% 2009
40 Somalia 3.49% 2009
41 Namibia 3.48% 2009
failed states average (profile) 3.48% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.44% 2009
42 Guatemala 3.4% 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.35% 2009
=43 Indonesia 3.3% 2009
=43 Pakistan 3.3% 2009
=45 Sierra Leone 3.27% 2009
=45 Jordan 3.27% 2009
47 Senegal 3.22% 2009
48 Bangladesh 3.13% 2009
49 Syria 3.08% 2009
50 Singapore 3.02% 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.97% 2009
=51 Malaysia 2.96% 2009
=51 Equatorial Guinea 2.96% 2009
53 Honduras 2.95% 2009
=54 Sao Tome and Principe 2.94% 2009
=54 Vietnam 2.94% 2009
=56 Philippines 2.93% 2009
=56 Trinidad and Tobago 2.93% 2009
58 Burma 2.92% 2009
59 Zambia 2.86% 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 2.83% 2009
60 Mauritania 2.81% 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 2.79% 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.79% 2009
61 Marshall Islands 2.76% 2009
=62 Paraguay 2.75% 2009
=62 Botswana 2.75% 2009
64 Panama 2.69% 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.67% 2009
65 Cape Verde 2.61% 2009
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 2.61% 2009
66 Comoros 2.6% 2009
=67 United Arab Emirates 2.58% 2009
=67 China 2.58% 2009
69 Swaziland 2.57% 2009
Landlocked countries average (profile) 2.57% 2009
=70 Congo, Republic of the 2.48% 2009
=70 Algeria 2.48% 2009
=70 Guinea-Bissau 2.48% 2009
73 Brunei 2.46% 2009
74 Dominican Republic 2.44% 2009
75 Kuwait 2.43% 2009
76 Bolivia 2.42% 2009
=77 Gabon 2.37% 2009
=77 Iraq 2.37% 2009
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 2.36% 2009
79 Central African Republic 2.31% 2009
80 India 2.28% 2009
81 Australia 2.25% 2009
=82 Turkmenistan 2.21% 2009
=82 Libya 2.21% 2009
84 Djibouti 2.2% 2009
85 Oman 2.19% 2009
86 Papua New Guinea 2.17% 2009
87 Costa Rica 2.13% 2009
88 South Africa 2.08% 2009
89 Bahrain 2.07% 2009
90 Ecuador 2.06% 2009
91 Seychelles 2.04% 2009
92 Ireland 2.02% 2009
93 New Caledonia 2.01% 2009
94 American Samoa 1.99% 2009
95 Palau 1.97% 2009
96 Venezuela 1.96% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.95% 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 1.93% 2009
97 Northern Mariana Islands 1.89% 2009
=98 Turkey 1.88% 2009
=98 Iceland 1.88% 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 1.87% 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 1.86% 2009
100 Colombia 1.83% 2009
=101 Morocco 1.82% 2009
=101 Nicaragua 1.82% 2009
103 Saudi Arabia 1.81% 2009
104 Netherlands Antilles 1.78% 2009
=105 Tajikistan 1.76% 2009
=105 Zimbabwe 1.76% 2009
107 Albania 1.74% 2009
108 Kiribati 1.71% 2009
109 Spain 1.68% 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1.67% 2009
110 Israel 1.65% 2009
111 Luxembourg 1.64% 2009
112 Uzbekistan 1.63% 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1.63% 2009
113 Tunisia 1.61% 2009
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1.61% 2009
114 Fiji 1.6% 2009
=115 Thailand 1.57% 2009
=115 Faroe Islands 1.57% 2009
117 Kazakhstan 1.47% 2009
118 Barbados 1.46% 2009
119 Brazil 1.45% 2009
=120 The Bahamas 1.43% 2009
=120 Azerbaijan 1.43% 2009
=120 San Marino 1.43% 2009
=120 Tonga 1.43% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.42% 2009
=124 Canada 1.4% 2009
=124 Mexico 1.4% 2009
=124 Mongolia 1.4% 2009
127 Saint Lucia 1.39% 2009
128 Switzerland 1.35% 2009
=129 Suriname 1.34% 2009
=129 Cayman Islands 1.34% 2009
131 United States 1.33% 2009
132 Norway 1.32% 2009
133 Chile 1.3% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.3% 2009
134 Cyprus 1.28% 2009
135 Peru 1.27% 2009
136 Kyrgyzstan 1.26% 2009
137 Guam 1.25% 2009
138 New Zealand 1.23% 2009
139 French Polynesia 1.21% 2009
140 Argentina 1.2% 2009
141 Portugal 1.17% 2009
142 Aruba 1.14% 2009
143 Netherlands 1.05% 2009
144 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.04% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.02% 2009
145 Dominica 1.01% 2009
146 Italy 1% 2009
147 El Salvador 0.97% 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 0.941% 2009
=148 Finland 0.94% 2009
=148 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.94% 2009
=148 Malta 0.94% 2009
151 Jamaica 0.91% 2009
=152 Denmark 0.89% 2009
=152 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.89% 2009
=154 Czech Republic 0.87% 2009
=154 Sweden 0.87% 2009
=156 Lebanon 0.85% 2009
=156 Samoa 0.85% 2009
=156 Antigua and Barbuda 0.85% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 0.84% 2009
159 France 0.83% 2009
160 Puerto Rico 0.81% 2009
161 Belgium 0.8% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.773% 2009
=162 United Kingdom 0.76% 2009
=162 Austria 0.76% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 0.759% 2009
164 Sri Lanka 0.73% 2009
165 Greece 0.72% 2009
European Union average (profile) 0.682% 2009
166 European Union 0.68% 2009
Europe average (profile) 0.665% 2009
167 Mauritius 0.65% 2009
168 Grenada 0.64% 2009
169 Uruguay 0.43% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.429% 2009
=170 Hungary 0.42% 2009
=170 Slovenia 0.42% 2009
172 Croatia 0.41% 2009
173 Belarus 0.39% 2009
174 Slovakia 0.38% 2009
175 Liechtenstein 0.37% 2009
176 Bermuda 0.31% 2009
177 Monaco 0.3% 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.249% 2009
178 Virgin Islands 0.22% 2009
179 Romania 0.19% 2009
180 Japan 0.17% 2009
181 Guyana 0.09% 2009
182 Armenia 0.07% 2009
183 Cuba 0.02% 2009
184 Bulgaria -0.02% 2009
185 Estonia -0.05% 2009
186 Serbia and Montenegro -0.07% 2009
=187 Germany -0.08% 2009
=187 Poland -0.08% 2009
189 Greenland -0.12% 2009
190 Russia -0.13% 2009
191 Lithuania -0.34% 2009
192 Latvia -0.38% 2009
193 Ukraine -0.45% 2009
194 Georgia -0.94% 2009
195 Moldova -1.5% 2009

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