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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 27 countries was 74.18 percent. The highest value was in Belgium: 98.15 percent and the lowest value was in Slovakia: 53.91 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
Belgium 98.15 1 1960 - 2022
Malta 94.88 2 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 92.89 3 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 91.88 4 1960 - 2022
Sweden 88.49 5 1960 - 2022
Denmark 88.37 6 1960 - 2022
Finland 85.68 7 1960 - 2022
France 81.51 8 1960 - 2022
Spain 81.3 9 1960 - 2022
Greece 80.36 10 1960 - 2022
Germany 77.65 11 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 76.36 12 1960 - 2022
Czechia 74.38 13 1960 - 2022
Hungary 72.55 14 1960 - 2022
Italy 71.66 15 1960 - 2022
Estonia 69.61 16 1960 - 2022
Latvia 68.54 17 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 68.46 18 1960 - 2022
Portugal 67.38 19 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 66.91 20 1960 - 2022
Ireland 64.18 21 1960 - 2022
Poland 60.13 22 1960 - 2022
Austria 59.26 23 1960 - 2022
Croatia 58.22 24 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 55.75 25 1960 - 2022
Romania 54.49 26 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 53.91 27 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.
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