Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas

Percentage of the total population living in areas termed “urban” by that country or by the UN.

Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas

Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas

Geography Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas
WORLD 56
AFRICA 43
NORTHERN AFRICA 53
Algeria 73
Egypt 43
Libya 80
Morocco 64
Sudan 36
Tunisia 69
Western Sahara 87
WESTERN AFRICA 47
Benin 45
Burkina Faso 30
Cape Verde 66
Cote d'Ivoire 51
Gambia 59
Ghana 57
Guinea 36
Guinea-Bissau 44
Liberia 52
Mali 43
Mauritania 55
Niger 16
Nigeria 51
Senegal 47
Sierra Leone 42
Togo 42
EASTERN AFRICA 29
Burundi 13
Comoros 29
Djibouti 78
Eritrea 41
Ethiopia 21
Kenya 32
Madagascar 38
Malawi 17
Mauritius 40
Mayotte 46
Mozambique 32
Reunion 100
Rwanda 22
Seychelles 57
Somalia 46
South Sudan 20
Tanzania 35
Uganda 24
Zambia 44
Zimbabwe 32
MIDDLE AFRICA 49
Angola 63
Cameroon 57
Central African Republic 42
Chad 23
Congo 67
Congo, Dem. Rep. 45
Equatorial Guinea 72
Gabon 90
Sao Tome and Principe 68
SOUTHERN AFRICA 64
Botswana 70
eSwatini 24
Lesotho 29
Namibia 48
South Africa 67
NORTHERN AMERICA 82
Canada 81
United States 82
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 79
CENTRAL AMERICA 69
Belize 45
Costa Rica 73
El Salvador 70
Guatemala 51
Honduras 55
Mexico 73
Nicaragua 59
Panama 69
CARIBBEAN 71
Antigua and Barbuda 25
Bahamas 83
Barbados 31
Cuba 77
Curacao 89
Dominica 71
Dominican Republic 80
Grenada 36
Guadeloupe 98
Haiti 56
Jamaica 56
Martinique 89
Puerto Rico 94
St. Kitts-Nevis 31
Saint Lucia 19
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 53
Trinidad and Tobago 53
SOUTH AMERICA 84
Argentina 92
Bolivia 69
Brazil 87
Chile 89
Colombia 77
Ecuador 64
French Guiana 86
Guyana 27
Paraguay 63
Peru 75
Suriname 66
Uruguay 95
Venezuela 88
ASIA 52
WESTERN ASIA 72
Armenia 64
Azerbaijan 53
Bahrain 89
Cyprus 68
Georgia 59
Iraq 70
Israel 92
Jordan 90
Kuwait 100
Lebanon 89
Oman 85
Palestinian Territory 76
Qatar 100
Saudi Arabia 84
Syria 55
Turkey 76
United Arab Emirates 87
Yemen 37
CENTRAL ASIA 48
Kazakhstan 59
Kyrgyzstan 34
Tajikistan 26
Turkmenistan 52
Uzbekistan 51
SOUTH ASIA 37
Afghanistan 24
Bangladesh 37
Bhutan 38
India 35
Iran 75
Maldives 41
Nepal 23
Pakistan 37
Sri Lanka 19
SOUTHEAST ASIA 50
Brunei 78
Cambodia 24
Indonesia 55
Laos 36
Malaysia 76
Myanmar 30
Philippines 47
Singapore 100
Thailand 58
Timor-Leste 31
Vietnam 37
EAST ASIA 67
China 64
China, Hong Kong SAR 100
China, Macao SAR 100
Japan 92
Korea, North 62
Korea, South 86
Mongolia 68
Taiwan 79
EUROPE 75
NORTHERN EUROPE 83
Denmark 88
Estonia 69
Finland 86
Iceland 94
Ireland 63
Latvia 80
Lithuania 67
Norway 82
Sweden 88
United Kingdom 84
WESTERN EUROPE 80
Austria 59
Belgium 98
France 81
Germany 77
Liechtenstein 14
Luxembourg 91
Monaco 100
Netherlands 92
Switzerland 85
EASTERN EUROPE 70
Belarus 78
Bulgaria 73
Czechia 74
Hungary 71
Moldova 43
Poland 60
Romania 54
Russia 75
Slovakia 54
Ukraine 69
SOUTHERN EUROPE 73
Albania 61
Andorra 88
Bosnia-Herzegovina 49
Croatia 57
Greece 79
Italy 71
Kosovo 39
Malta 95
Montenegro 67
North Macedonia 58
Portugal 73
San Marino 97
Serbia 60
Slovenia 55
Spain 81
OCEANIA 25
Australia 86
Federated States of Micronesia 23
Fiji 56
French Polynesia 51
Guam 94
Kiribati 57
Marshall Islands 78
Nauru 100
New Caledonia 71
New Zealand 84
Palau 80
Papua New Guinea 13
Samoa 18
Solomon Islands 24
Tonga 23
Tuvalu 62
Vanuatu 25
Geography Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas
WORLD 56
AFRICA 43
NORTHERN AFRICA 53
Algeria 73
Egypt 43
Libya 80
Morocco 64
Sudan 36
Tunisia 69
Western Sahara 87
WESTERN AFRICA 47
Benin 45
Burkina Faso 30
Cape Verde 66
Cote d'Ivoire 51
Gambia 59
Ghana 57
Guinea 36
Guinea-Bissau 44
Liberia 52
Mali 43
Mauritania 55
Niger 16
Nigeria 51
Senegal 47
Sierra Leone 42
Togo 42
EASTERN AFRICA 29
Burundi 13
Comoros 29
Djibouti 78
Eritrea 41
Ethiopia 21
Kenya 32
Madagascar 38
Malawi 17
Mauritius 40
Mayotte 46
Mozambique 32
Reunion 100
Rwanda 22
Seychelles 57
Somalia 46
South Sudan 20
Tanzania 35
Uganda 24
Zambia 44
Zimbabwe 32
MIDDLE AFRICA 49
Angola 63
Cameroon 57
Central African Republic 42
Chad 23
Congo 67
Congo, Dem. Rep. 45
Equatorial Guinea 72
Gabon 90
Sao Tome and Principe 68
SOUTHERN AFRICA 64
Botswana 70
eSwatini 24
Lesotho 29
Namibia 48
South Africa 67
NORTHERN AMERICA 82
Canada 81
United States 82
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 79
CENTRAL AMERICA 69
Belize 45
Costa Rica 73
El Salvador 70
Guatemala 51
Honduras 55
Mexico 73
Nicaragua 59
Panama 69
CARIBBEAN 71
Antigua and Barbuda 25
Bahamas 83
Barbados 31
Cuba 77
Curacao 89
Dominica 71
Dominican Republic 80
Grenada 36
Guadeloupe 98
Haiti 56
Jamaica 56
Martinique 89
Puerto Rico 94
St. Kitts-Nevis 31
Saint Lucia 19
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 53
Trinidad and Tobago 53
SOUTH AMERICA 84
Argentina 92
Bolivia 69
Brazil 87
Chile 89
Colombia 77
Ecuador 64
French Guiana 86
Guyana 27
Paraguay 63
Peru 75
Suriname 66
Uruguay 95
Venezuela 88
ASIA 52
WESTERN ASIA 72
Armenia 64
Azerbaijan 53
Bahrain 89
Cyprus 68
Georgia 59
Iraq 70
Israel 92
Jordan 90
Kuwait 100
Lebanon 89
Oman 85
Palestinian Territory 76
Qatar 100
Saudi Arabia 84
Syria 55
Turkey 76
United Arab Emirates 87
Yemen 37
CENTRAL ASIA 48
Kazakhstan 59
Kyrgyzstan 34
Tajikistan 26
Turkmenistan 52
Uzbekistan 51
SOUTH ASIA 37
Afghanistan 24
Bangladesh 37
Bhutan 38
India 35
Iran 75
Maldives 41
Nepal 23
Pakistan 37
Sri Lanka 19
SOUTHEAST ASIA 50
Brunei 78
Cambodia 24
Indonesia 55
Laos 36
Malaysia 76
Myanmar 30
Philippines 47
Singapore 100
Thailand 58
Timor-Leste 31
Vietnam 37
EAST ASIA 67
China 64
China, Hong Kong SAR 100
China, Macao SAR 100
Japan 92
Korea, North 62
Korea, South 86
Mongolia 68
Taiwan 79
EUROPE 75
NORTHERN EUROPE 83
Denmark 88
Estonia 69
Finland 86
Iceland 94
Ireland 63
Latvia 80
Lithuania 67
Norway 82
Sweden 88
United Kingdom 84
WESTERN EUROPE 80
Austria 59
Belgium 98
France 81
Germany 77
Liechtenstein 14
Luxembourg 91
Monaco 100
Netherlands 92
Switzerland 85
EASTERN EUROPE 70
Belarus 78
Bulgaria 73
Czechia 74
Hungary 71
Moldova 43
Poland 60
Romania 54
Russia 75
Slovakia 54
Ukraine 69
SOUTHERN EUROPE 73
Albania 61
Andorra 88
Bosnia-Herzegovina 49
Croatia 57
Greece 79
Italy 71
Kosovo 39
Malta 95
Montenegro 67
North Macedonia 58
Portugal 73
San Marino 97
Serbia 60
Slovenia 55
Spain 81
OCEANIA 25
Australia 86
Federated States of Micronesia 23
Fiji 56
French Polynesia 51
Guam 94
Kiribati 57
Marshall Islands 78
Nauru 100
New Caledonia 71
New Zealand 84
Palau 80
Papua New Guinea 13
Samoa 18
Solomon Islands 24
Tonga 23
Tuvalu 62
Vanuatu 25

Endnotes

Sources

2020 World Population Data Sheet

Updated

08/16/2021