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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 18 countries was 77.03 percent. The highest value was in Kuwait: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Yemen: 39.19 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
Kuwait 100 1 1960 - 2022
Qatar 99.32 2 1960 - 2022
Jordan 91.83 3 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 89.74 4 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 89.26 5 1960 - 2022
Oman 87.75 6 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 87.54 7 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 84.73 8 1960 - 2022
Libya 81.3 9 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 78.38 10 1960 - 2022
Iran 76.81 11 1960 - 2022
Algeria 74.77 12 1960 - 2022
Iraq 71.35 13 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 70.21 14 1960 - 2022
Morocco 64.6 15 1960 - 2022
Syria 56.77 16 1960 - 2022
Egypt 42.97 17 1960 - 2022
Yemen 39.19 18 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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