* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Rural population, percent of total population in Africa:

The average for 2018 was 53.52 percent.The highest value was in Burundi: 86.97 percent and the lowest value was in Gabon: 10.63 percent. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Definition: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
Rural population, percent around the world
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