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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 47 countries was 62.47 percent. The highest value was in Hong Kong: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Sri Lanka: 19.03 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
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Countries Percent urban population, 2022 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 100 1 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 100 2 1960 - 2022
Macao 100 3 1960 - 2022
Singapore 100 4 1960 - 2022
Qatar 99.32 5 1960 - 2022
Israel 92.76 6 1960 - 2022
Japan 91.96 7 1960 - 2022
Jordan 91.83 8 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 89.74 9 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 89.26 10 1960 - 2022
Oman 87.75 11 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 87.54 12 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 84.73 13 1960 - 2022
South Korea 81.43 14 1960 - 2022
Brunei 78.85 15 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 78.21 16 1960 - 2022
Palestine 77.29 17 1960 - 2022
Iran 76.81 18 1960 - 2022
Iraq 71.35 19 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 68.93 20 1960 - 2022
Armenia 63.57 21 1960 - 2022
China 63.56 22 1960 - 2022
North Korea 62.92 23 1960 - 2022
Georgia 60.3 24 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 57.99 25 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 57.93 26 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 57.17 27 1960 - 2022
Syria 56.77 28 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 53.49 29 1960 - 2022
Thailand 52.89 30 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 50.47 31 1960 - 2022
Philippines 47.98 32 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 43.69 33 1960 - 2022
Maldives 41.54 34 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 39.71 35 1960 - 2022
Yemen 39.19 36 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 38.77 37 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 37.73 38 1960 - 2022
Laos 37.59 39 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 37.46 40 1960 - 2022
India 35.87 41 1960 - 2022
Burma 31.77 42 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 27.97 43 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 26.62 44 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 25.11 45 1960 - 2022
Nepal 21.45 46 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 19.03 47 1960 - 2022



Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
99.32
92.76
91.96
91.83
89.74
89.26
87.75
87.54
84.73
81.43
78.85
78.21
77.29
76.81
71.35
68.93
63.57
63.56
62.92
60.30
57.99
57.93
57.17
56.77
53.49
52.89
50.47
47.98
43.69
41.54
39.71
39.19
38.77
37.73
37.59
37.46
35.87
31.77
27.97
26.62
25.11
21.45
19.03
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25
50
75
100
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