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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 11 countries was 53.18 percent. The highest value was in Singapore: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Cambodia: 25.11 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
Singapore 100 1 1960 - 2022
Brunei 78.85 2 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 78.21 3 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 57.93 4 1960 - 2022
Thailand 52.89 5 1960 - 2022
Philippines 47.98 6 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 38.77 7 1960 - 2022
Laos 37.59 8 1960 - 2022
India 35.87 9 1960 - 2022
Burma 31.77 10 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 25.11 11 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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