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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 47 countries was 72.88 percent. The highest value was in Gibraltar: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Liechtenstein: 14.54 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
Gibraltar 100 1 1960 - 2022
Monaco 100 2 1960 - 2022
Belgium 98.15 3 1960 - 2022
San Marino 97.73 4 1960 - 2022
Malta 94.88 5 1960 - 2022
Iceland 93.99 6 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 92.89 7 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 91.88 8 1960 - 2022
Sweden 88.49 9 1960 - 2022
Denmark 88.37 10 1960 - 2022
Andorra 87.81 11 1960 - 2022
Finland 85.68 12 1960 - 2022
UK 84.4 13 1960 - 2022
Norway 83.66 14 1960 - 2022
France 81.51 15 1960 - 2022
Spain 81.3 16 1960 - 2022
Greece 80.36 17 1960 - 2022
Belarus 80.33 18 1960 - 2022
Germany 77.65 19 1960 - 2022
Turkey 77.02 20 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 76.36 21 1960 - 2022
Russia 75.13 22 1960 - 2022
Czechia 74.38 23 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 74.09 24 1960 - 2022
Hungary 72.55 25 1960 - 2022
Italy 71.66 26 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 69.92 27 1960 - 2022
Estonia 69.61 28 1960 - 2022
Latvia 68.54 29 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 68.46 30 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 68.16 31 1960 - 2022
Portugal 67.38 32 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 66.91 33 1960 - 2022
Ireland 64.18 34 1960 - 2022
Albania 63.8 35 1960 - 2022
Poland 60.13 36 1960 - 2022
Austria 59.26 37 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 59.12 38 1960 - 2022
Croatia 58.22 39 1960 - 2022
Serbia 56.87 40 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 55.75 41 1960 - 2022
Romania 54.49 42 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 53.91 43 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 49.84 44 1960 - 2022
Moldova 43.17 45 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 42.78 46 1960 - 2022
Liechtenstein 14.54 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
98.15
97.73
94.88
93.99
92.89
91.88
88.49
88.37
87.81
85.68
84.40
83.66
81.51
81.30
80.36
80.33
77.65
77.02
76.36
75.13
74.38
74.09
72.55
71.66
69.92
69.61
68.54
68.46
68.16
67.38
66.91
64.18
63.80
60.13
59.26
59.12
58.22
56.87
55.75
54.49
53.91
49.84
43.17
42.78
14.54
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