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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 12 countries was 75.35 percent. The highest value was in Uruguay: 95.69 percent and the lowest value was in Guyana: 27.02 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
Uruguay 95.69 1 -
Argentina 92.35 2 -
Venezuela 88.38 3 -
Chile 87.91 4 -
Brazil 87.56 5 -
Colombia 82.05 6 -
Peru 78.71 7 -
Bolivia 70.83 8 -
Suriname 66.31 9 -
Ecuador 64.57 10 -
Paraguay 62.82 11 -
Guyana 27.02 12 -



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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