Urbanization Rates of Countries

Source: CIA
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This article provides two measures of the degree of urbanization of a population in different countries.

The first, urban population, describes the percentage of the total population living in urban areas (2008 estimates).

The second, rate of urbanization, describes the average rate of change of the size of the urban population over a given period of time. (2005 -2010 estimates).

Country                                       Urban population                                Rate of
                                                      as a % of whole                              Urbanization
                                                      (2008 estimate)                       (2005-2010 estimate)

  1. Afghanistan                               24%                                                 5.4%
  2. Albania                                       47%                                                 1.9%
  3. Algeria                                        65%                                                 2.5%
  4. American Samoa                     92%                                                 2.4%
  5. Andorra                                      89%                                                 0.2%
  6. Angola                                        57%                                                 4.4%
  7. Anguilla                                   100%                                                  1.4%
  8. Antigua and Barbuda              30%                                                 0.9%
  9. Argentina                                    92%                                                1.2%
  10. Armenia                                      64%                                                -0.3%
  11. Aruba                                           47%                                                0.1%
  12. Australia                                      89%                                               1.2%
  13. Austria                                          67%                                              0.7%
  14. Azerbaijan                                   52%                                               1%
  15. Bahamas, The                           84%                                               1.4%
  16. Bahrain                                        89%                                               1.8%
  17. Bangladesh                                27%                                               3.5%
  18. Barbados                                     40%                                              1.5%
  19. Belarus                                         73%                                              0%
  20. Belgium                                        97%                                              0.3%
  21. Belize                                            52%                                              3.1%
  22. Benin                                            41%                                              4%
  23. Bermuda                                    100%                                              0.3%
  24. Bhutan                                          35%                                              4.9%
  25. Bolivia                                           66%                                              2.5%
  26. Bosnia and Herzegovina          47%                                              1.4%
  27. Botswana                                     60%                                             2.5%
  28. Brazil                                             86%                                              1.8%
  29. British Virgin Islands                  40%                                             1.7%
  30. Brunei                                            75%                                             2.6%
  31. Bulgaria                                        71%                                              -0.3%
  32. Burkina Faso                               20%                                               5%
  33. Burma                                           33%                                               2.9%
  34. Burundi                                         10%                                               6.8%
  35. Cambodia                                    22%                                               4.6%
  36. Cameroon                                    57%                                               3.5%
  37. Canada                                         80%                                               1%
  38. Cape Verde                                  60%                                               3.5%
  39. Cayman Islands                        100%                                              1.5%
  40. Central African Republic             39%                                             2.3%
  41. Chad                                               27%                                             4.7%
  42. Chile                                               88%                                             1.3%
  43. China                                              43%                                             2.7%
  44. Colombia                                       74%                                             1.7%
  45. Comoros                                        28%                                             2.7%
  46. Congo, Democratic Republic of the 34%                                      5.1%
  47. Congo, Republic of the                61%                                             2.7%
  48. Cook Islands                                 74%                                            -0.7%
  49. Costa Rica                                     63%                                             2.3%
  50. Cote d'Ivoire                                   49%                                             3.2%
  51. Croatia                                            57%                                             0.4%
  52. Cuba                                               76%                                              0%
  53. Cyprus                                            70%                                             1.3%
  54. Czech Republic                            73%                                                0%
  55. Denmark                                        87%                                               0.5%
  56. Djibouti                                           87%                                               2.2%
  57. Dominica                                       74%                                               0.2%
  58. Dominican Republic                   69%                                               2.6%
  59. Ecuador                                         66%                                               2.1%
  60. Egypt                                              43%                                               1.8%
  61. El Salvador                                   61%                                               1.9%
  62. Equatorial Guinea                       39%                                               2.8%
  63. Eritrea                                            21%                                               5.4%
  64. Estonia                                           69%                                             -0.3%
  65. Ethiopia                                          17%                                              4.3%
  66. Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 92%                                          1.2%
  67. Faroe Islands                                41%                                              2%
  68. Fiji                                                    52%                                              1.6%
  69. Finland                                            63%                                              0.8%
  70. France                                             77%                                              0.8%
  71. French Polynesia                          52%                                              1.3%
  72. Gabon                                             85%                                              2.1%
  73. Gambia, The                                  57%                                              4.2%
  74. Gaza Strip                                       72%                                              3.3%
  75. Georgia                                           53%                                              -0.6%
  76. Germany                                         74%                                              0.1%
  77. Ghana                                             50%                                              3.5%
  78. Gibraltar                                       100%                                              0.1%
  79. Greece                                           61%                                               0.6%
  80. Greenland                                     84%                                               0.9%
  81. Grenada                                        31%                                               0.3%
  82. Guam                                             93%                                               1.3%
  83. Guatemala                                    49%                                               3.4%
  84. Guernsey                                       31%                                               0.6%
  85. Guinea                                           34%                                               3.5%
  86. Guinea-Bissau                             30%                                               3.2%
  87. Guyana                                           28%                                               0%
  88. Haiti                                                 47%                                               4.5%
  89. Holy See (Vatican City)              100%                                               0.1%
  90. Honduras                                       48%                                               2.9%
  91. Hong Kong                                  100%                                               1%
  92. Hungary                                         68%                                                0.3%
  93. Iceland                                           92%                                                0.8%
  94. India                                               29%                                                2.4%
  95. Indonesia                                      52%                                                3.3%
  96. [[Iran]                                                  68%                                               2.1%
  97. Iraq                                                   67%                                              1.7%
  98. Ireland                                             61%                                              2.2%
  99. Isle of Man                                      51%                                              -0.2%
  100. Israel                                                92%                                             1.7%
  101. Italy                                                   68%                                              0.4%
  102. Jamaica                                          53%                                              0.9%
  103. Japan                                              66%                                              0.2%
  104. Jersey                                             31%                                              0.6%
  105. Jordan                                             78%                                             3.1%
  106. Kazakhstan                                    58%                                             1.2%
  107. Kenya                                              22%                                             4%
  108. Kiribati                                             44%                                             1.8%
  109. Korea, North                                   63%                                             0.9%
  110. Korea, South                                  81%                                             0.6%
  111. Kuwait                                             98%                                             2.5%
  112. Kyrgyzstan                                      36%                                             1.6%
  113. Laos                                                31%                                             5.6%
  114. Latvia                                               68%                                             -0.5%
  115. Lebanon                                         87%                                             1.2%
  116. Lesotho                                          25%                                             3.5%
  117. Liberia                                            60%                                             5.6%
  118. Libya                                               78%                                             2.2%
  119. Liechtenstein                                14%                                             0.5%
  120. Lithuania                                       67%                                              -0.4%
  121. Luxembourg                                  82%                                             1%
  122. Macau                                          100%                                              0.7%
  123. Macedonia                                    67%                                              0.8%
  124. Madagascar                                 29%                                              3.8%
  125. Malawi                                           19%                                              5.2%
  126. Malaysia                                        70%                                              3%
  127. Maldives                                        38%                                              5.3%
  128. Mali                                                 32%                                              4.8%
  129. Malta                                               94%                                              0.6%
  130. Marshall Islands                          71%                                              2.7%
  131. Mauritania                                     41%                                              3%
  132. Mauritius                                       42%                                              0.9%
  133. Mexico                                           77%                                              1.5%
  134. Micronesia, Federated States of 22%                                           0.8%
  135. Moldova                                        42%                                               -1.5%
  136. Monaco                                       100%                                              0.3%
  137. Mongolia                                      57%                                               1.2%
  138. Montenegro                                 60%                                               -0.8%
  139. Montserrat                                   14%                                               2.2%
  140. Morocco                                       56%                                               1.8%
  141. Mozambique                               37%                                               4.1%
  142. Namibia                                       37%                                               2.9%
  143. Nauru                                         100%                                               0.3%
  144. Nepal                                            17%                                               4.9%
  145. Netherlands                                82%                                               0.9%
  146. Netherlands Antilles                  93%                                               1.6%
  147. New Caledonia                           65%                                               2.1%
  148. New Zealand                               87%                                               1%
  149. Nicaragua                                    57%                                               1.8%
  150. Niger                                             16%                                               4%
  151. Nigeria                                          48%                                               3.8%
  152. Niue                                               39%                                               -0.2%
  153. Northern Mariana Islands         91%                                               2.1%
  154. Norway                                          77%                                               0.7%
  155. Oman                                            72%                                               2%
  156. Pakistan                                       36%                                               3%
  157. Palau                                            81%                                               1.8%
  158. Panama                                       73%                                               2.7%
  159. Papua New Guinea                   12%                                               1.9%
  160. Paraguay                                     60%                                               2.8%
  161. Peru                                              71%                                               1.3%
  162. Philippines                                  65%                                               3%
  163. Pitcairn Islands                            0%                                                0%
  164. Poland                                          61%                                               -0.3%
  165. Portugal                                        59%                                               1.4%
  166. Puerto Rico                                  98%                                               0.8%
  167. Qatar                                             96%                                               2.2%
  168. Romania                                      54%                                               -0.1%
  169. Russia                                          73%                                               -0.5%
  170. Rwanda                                        18%                                               4.2%
  171. Saint Helena                                39%                                               1.5%
  172. Saint Kitts and Nevis                  32%                                               1.4%
  173. Saint Lucia                                   28%                                               1.4%
  174. Saint Pierre and Miquelon        89%                                               0.1%
  175. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 47%                                        1.3%
  176. Samoa                                          23%                                               1.7%
  177. San Marino                                   94%                                               0.9%
  178. Sao Tome and Principe             61%                                               3%
  179. Saudi Arabia                                 82%                                               2.5%
  180. Senegal                                         42%                                               3.1%
  181. Serbia                                            52%                                               0.5%
  182. Seychelles                                    54%                                               1.4%
  183. Sierra Leone                                38%                                               2.9%
  184. Singapore                                   100%                                              1.2%
  185. Slovakia                                         56%                                              0.2%
  186. Slovenia                                         48%                                              -0.6%
  187. Solomon Islands                         18%                                              4.1%
  188. Somalia                                         37%                                              4.2%
  189. South Africa                                  61%                                              1.4%
  190. Spain                                               77%                                             0.9%
  191. Sri Lanka                                        15%                                             0.5%
  192. Sudan                                              43%                                            4.3%
  193. Suriname                                        75%                                            1%
  194. Swaziland                                       25%                                            1.7%
  195. Sweden                                           85%                                            0.5%
  196. Switzerland                                     73%                                            0.5%
  197. Syria                                                 54%                                            3.1%
  198. Tajikistan                                        26%                                            1.6%
  199. Tanzania                                         25%                                            4.2%
  200. Thailand                                          33%                                            1.7%
  201. Timor-Leste                                    27%                                            5%
  202. Togo                                                 42%                                            4.3%
  203. Tokelau                                              0%                                            0%
  204. Tonga                                               25%                                            1.6%
  205. Trinidad and Tobago                     13%                                             - 2.9%
  206. Tunisia                                             67%                                            1.7%
  207. Turkey                                               69%                                            1.9%
  208. Turkmenistan                                 49%                                             2.2%
  209. Turks and Caicos Islands           92%                                             2.2%
  210. Tuvalu                                              49%                                             1.3%
  211. Uganda                                            13%                                            4.4%
  212. Ukraine                                            68%                                            -0.7%
  213. United Arab Emirates                   78%                                            2.9%
  214. United Kingdom                            90%                                            0.5%
  215. United States                                 82%                                            1.3%
  216. Uruguay                                          92%                                            0.4%
  217. Uzbekistan                                     37%                                            1.6%
  218. Vanuatu                                          25%                                            4.1%
  219. Venezuela                                      93%                                            2%
  220. Vietnam                                          28%                                            3.1%
  221. Virgin Islands                                95%                                            0.2%
  222. Wallis and Futuna                        0%                                              0%
  223. West Bank                                     72%                                            3.3%
  224. Western Sahara                           81%                                            4%
  225. World                                              48.6% of total population (2005) 1.98%
  226. Yemen                                            31%                                           4.9%
  227. Zambia                                           35%                                           2.3%
  228. Zimbabwe                                      37%                                           2.2%

 

 Further Reading:

  1. CIA World factbook
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Citation

(2009). Urbanization Rates of Countries. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/156808

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