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Rural population, percent of total population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 12 countries was 24.65 percent. The highest value was in Guyana: 72.98 percent and the lowest value was in Uruguay: 4.31 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
Guyana 72.98 1 -
Paraguay 37.18 2 -
Ecuador 35.43 3 -
Suriname 33.69 4 -
Bolivia 29.17 5 -
Peru 21.29 6 -
Colombia 17.95 7 -
Brazil 12.44 8 -
Chile 12.09 9 -
Venezuela 11.62 10 -
Argentina 7.65 11 -
Uruguay 4.31 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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