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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 47 countries was 45.63 percent. The highest value was in Gabon: 90.74 percent and the lowest value was in Burundi: 14.42 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
Gabon 90.74 1 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 75.75 2 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 74.01 3 1960 - 2022
Botswana 72.22 4 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 68.74 5 1960 - 2022
South Africa 68.33 6 1960 - 2022
Angola 68.08 7 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 67.54 8 1960 - 2022
Gambia 63.85 9 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 58.73 10 1960 - 2022
Ghana 58.62 11 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 58.4 12 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 56.92 13 1960 - 2022
Namibia 53.96 14 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 53.52 15 1960 - 2022
Liberia 53.06 16 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 52.66 17 1960 - 2022
Benin 49.53 18 1960 - 2022
Senegal 49.09 19 1960 - 2022
Somalia 47.32 20 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 46.84 21 1960 - 2022
Zambia 45.76 22 1960 - 2022
Mali 45.44 23 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 45.04 24 1960 - 2022
Togo 43.92 25 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 43.83 26 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 43.12 27 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 42.63 28 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 40.81 29 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 39.88 30 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 38.19 31 1960 - 2022
Guinea 37.67 32 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 36.68 33 1960 - 2022
Sudan 35.96 34 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 32.4 35 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 31.88 36 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 29.94 37 1960 - 2022
Comoros 29.86 38 1960 - 2022
Kenya 29 39 1960 - 2022
Uganda 26.16 40 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 24.58 41 1960 - 2022
Chad 24.06 42 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 22.66 43 1960 - 2022
Malawi 17.98 44 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 17.72 45 1960 - 2022
Niger 16.89 46 1960 - 2022
Burundi 14.42 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.
90.74
75.75
74.01
72.22
68.74
68.33
68.08
67.54
63.85
58.73
58.62
58.40
56.92
53.96
53.52
53.06
52.66
49.53
49.09
47.32
46.84
45.76
45.44
45.04
43.92
43.83
43.12
42.63
40.81
39.88
38.19
37.67
36.68
35.96
32.40
31.88
29.94
29.86
29.00
26.16
24.58
24.06
22.66
17.98
17.72
16.89
14.42
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22.7
45.4
68.1
90.74
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