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Rural population, percent of total population, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 12 countries was 24.83 percent.The highest value was in Guyana: 73.1 percent and the lowest value was in Uruguay: 4.4 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Rural population, percent, 2021 Global rank Available data
Guyana 73.1 1 -
Paraguay 37.5 2 -
Ecuador 35.64 3 -
Suriname 33.78 4 -
Bolivia 29.52 5 -
Peru 21.5 6 -
Colombia 18.26 7 -
Brazil 12.68 8 -
Chile 12.18 9 -
Venezuela 11.68 10 -
Argentina 7.77 11 -
Uruguay 4.4 12 -


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.
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