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National Urban Population - Percent of Total Population

Variable: Urban Population - Percent of Total Population
Units: Percent
Data Source: World Urbanization Prospects: The 1999 Revision
Data Provider: United Nations Population Division/Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Years: 1960-2000
Copyright c 2001 United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva

COUNTRY NAME
ISO 3 CODE
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
Afghanistan AFG 13.3 15.6 16.9 18.2 19.9 21.9
Albania ALB 32.8 33.8 34.8 36.1 38.7 41.6
Algeria DZA 40.3 43.5 48.0 52.4 56.6 60.3
American Samoa ASM 43.0 44.2 46.1 48.1 50.3 52.7
Andorra AND 96.1 95.9 95.7 94.6 93.0 93.0
Angola AGO 17.8 20.9 24.2 27.6 31.0 34.2
Anguilla AIA 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.3 11.0 12.0
Antarctica ATA No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Antigua and Barbuda ATG 34.2 34.6 35.0 35.4 35.8 36.8
Argentina ARG 80.7 82.9 84.8 86.5 88.4 89.9
Armenia ARM 63.0 65.7 66.6 67.5 68.6 70.0
Aruba ABW No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Australia AUS 85.9 85.8 85.5 85.1 84.7 84.7
Austria AUT 65.2 64.9 64.7 64.5 64.3 64.7
Azerbaijan AZE 51.5 52.8 53.6 54.4 55.7 57.3
Bahamas BHS 73.4 75.1 79.7 83.6 86.5 88.5
Bahrain BHR 79.2 80.5 84.2 87.6 90.3 92.2
Baker Island   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Bangladesh BGD 9.8 14.4 17.0 19.3 21.8 24.5
Barbados BRB 38.6 40.2 42.5 44.8 47.3 50.0
Belarus BLR 50.3 56.5 61.9 66.3 68.8 71.2
Belgium BEL 94.9 95.4 96.0 96.5 97.0 97.3
Belize BLZ 50.2 49.4 48.4 47.5 50.4 54.2
Benin BEN 21.9 27.3 30.8 34.5 38.4 42.3
Bermuda BMU 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Bhutan BTN 3.5 3.9 4.4 5.2 6.0 7.1
Bolivia BOL 41.5 45.5 50.5 55.6 59.5 62.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 31.3 35.5 37.6 39.2 40.9 43.0
Botswana BWA 12.0 15.1 25.2 41.5 47.7 50.3
Bouvet Island   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Brazil BRA 61.2 66.2 70.7 74.7 78.4 81.3
British Indian Ocean Territory IOT No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
British Virgin Islands VGB 33.5 38.8 44.4 50.2 56.0 61.1
Brunei Darussalam BRN 62.0 59.9 62.3 65.8 69.2 72.2
Bulgaria BGR 57.5 61.2 64.5 66.5 68.0 69.6
Burkina Faso BFA 6.3 8.5 11.4 13.6 15.9 18.5
Burundi BDI 3.2 4.3 5.2 6.3 7.5 9.0
Cambodia KHM 10.3 12.4 12.6 12.6 14.2 15.9
Cameroon CMR 26.9 31.4 35.7 40.3 44.7 48.9
Canada CAN 75.6 75.7 76.4 76.6 76.7 77.1
Cape Verde CPV 21.4 23.5 33.0 44.2 54.2 62.2
Cayman Islands CYM 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Central African Republic CAF 33.7 35.1 36.3 37.5 39.1 41.2
Chad TCD 15.6 18.8 19.9 21.1 22.2 23.8
Chile CHL 78.4 81.2 82.6 83.3 84.4 85.7
China CHN 17.4 19.6 23.0 27.4 29.7 32.1
Christmas Island CXR No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Cocos (Keeling) Islands CCK No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Colombia COL 60.7 63.9 67.0 69.5 71.8 73.9
Comoros COM 21.2 23.2 25.5 27.9 30.4 33.2
Congo COG 34.8 41.0 47.5 53.4 58.4 62.5
Cook Islands COK 54.0 54.8 55.6 57.7 58.9 59.4
Costa Rica CRI 41.3 43.1 44.7 45.8 46.8 47.8
Cote d'Ivoire CIV 32.1 34.7 37.5 40.3 43.3 46.4
Croatia HRV 45.1 50.1 52.3 54.0 55.8 57.7
Cuba CUB 64.2 68.1 71.1 73.7 74.6 75.3
Cyprus CYP 43.4 46.0 48.7 51.4 54.1 56.8
Czech Republic CZE 63.7 74.6 75.0 74.8 74.5 74.7
Democratic People's Republic of Korea PRK 56.7 56.9 57.6 58.4 59.1 60.2
Democratic Republic of the Congo COD 29.5 28.7 27.9 27.9 28.7 30.3
Denmark DNK 81.8 83.7 84.3 84.8 85.1 85.3
Djibouti DJI 68.5 73.6 77.5 80.2 82.1 83.3
Dominica DMA 55.3 63.4 66.0 67.7 69.3 71.0
Dominican Republic DOM 45.3 50.5 54.6 58.3 61.8 65.0
Ecuador ECU 42.4 47.0 51.2 55.1 60.3 65.3
Egypt EGY 43.5 43.8 43.9 44.1 44.4 45.2
El Salvador SLV 40.4 41.6 42.7 43.9 45.0 46.6
Equatorial Guinea GNQ 27.1 27.4 29.8 35.7 42.2 48.2
Eritrea ERI 12.2 13.5 14.8 15.8 17.1 18.7
Estonia EST 67.6 69.7 70.8 71.1 69.9 68.6
Ethiopia ETH 9.5 10.5 11.7 13.4 15.4 17.6
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) FLK 56.3 58.7 64.0 74.5 84.1 89.7
Faroe Islands FRO 27.9 29.1 31.2 33.4 35.7 38.2
Fiji FJI 36.7 37.8 38.5 41.6 45.5 49.4
Finland FIN 58.3 59.8 59.8 61.4 64.4 67.3
France FRA 73.0 73.3 73.7 74.0 74.7 75.6
French Guiana GUF 69.1 70.8 72.7 74.6 76.4 78.1
French Polynesia PYF 56.0 57.1 57.3 56.1 54.4 52.7
French Southern and Antarctic Territories ATF No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Gabon GAB 40.0 49.6 59.2 68.1 75.9 81.4
Gambia GMB 17.0 19.6 22.5 25.7 29.0 32.5
Georgia GEO 49.5 51.6 53.9 56.0 58.3 60.7
Germany DEU 81.2 82.6 84.0 85.3 86.5 87.5
Ghana GHA 30.1 31.2 32.3 33.9 35.9 38.4
Gibraltar GIB 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Glorioso Islands   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Greece GRC 55.3 57.7 58.4 58.8 59.2 60.1
Greenland GRL 74.4 76.0 77.8 79.4 80.9 82.0
Grenada GRD 32.6 32.9 33.3 34.2 35.8 37.9
Guadeloupe GLP 82.9 88.5 95.2 98.5 99.4 99.7
Guam GUM 32.5 39.5 38.8 38.2 38.3 39.2
Guatemala GTM 36.7 37.4 37.8 38.1 38.6 39.7
Guernsey   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Guinea GIN 16.3 19.1 22.3 25.7 29.2 32.8
Guinea-Bissau GNB 15.9 16.9 18.4 20.0 21.7 23.7
Guyana GUY 30.0 30.5 31.6 33.2 35.4 38.2
Haiti HTI 21.7 23.7 26.3 29.5 32.6 35.7
Heard Island & McDonald Islands   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Holy See VAT 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Honduras HND 32.1 34.9 37.7 41.8 47.5 52.7
Howland Island   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Hungary HUN 52.8 56.9 59.5 62.0 63.0 64.0
Iceland ISL 86.6 88.2 89.5 90.6 91.6 92.5
India IND 21.3 23.1 24.3 25.5 26.8 28.4
Indonesia IDN 19.4 22.2 26.1 30.6 35.6 40.9
Iran (Islamic Republic of) IRN 45.8 49.6 53.4 56.3 59.0 61.6
Iraq IRQ 61.4 65.5 68.8 71.8 74.5 76.8
Ireland IRL 53.6 55.3 56.3 56.9 57.9 59.0
Isle of Man IMY 52.4 68.8 72.6 73.9 75.2 76.6
Israel ISR 86.6 88.6 89.8 90.3 90.7 91.2
Italy ITA 65.6 66.6 66.8 66.7 66.6 67.0
Jamaica JAM 44.1 46.8 49.2 51.5 53.7 56.1
Japan JPN 75.7 76.2 76.7 77.4 78.1 78.8
Jarvis Island   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Jersey   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Johnston Atoll   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Jordan JOR 55.3 59.9 64.1 68.0 71.4 74.2
Juan De Nova Island   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Kazakhstan KAZ 52.2 54.0 55.9 57.0 56.4 56.4
Kenya KEN 12.9 16.1 19.8 24.1 28.6 33.1
Kiribati KIR 30.1 31.7 33.5 34.6 36.8 39.2
Kuwait KWT 83.8 90.2 93.8 95.8 97.0 97.6
Kyrgyzstan KGZ 37.9 38.3 38.2 37.4 34.9 33.3
Lao People's Democratic Republic LAO 11.4 13.4 15.6 18.1 20.7 23.5
Latvia LVA 65.4 68.2 69.8 70.3 69.0 69.0
Lebanon LBN 67.0 73.7 79.4 84.2 87.5 89.7
Lesotho LSO 10.8 13.4 16.5 20.1 24.0 28.0
Liberia LBR 30.3 35.0 39.3 42.0 42.0 44.9
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya LBY 60.9 69.3 76.7 81.8 85.3 87.6
Liechtenstein LIE 20.0 19.8 19.7 20.1 21.0 22.6
Lithuania LTU 55.7 61.2 65.1 67.8 68.1 68.4
Luxembourg LUX 73.7 78.9 82.9 86.3 89.1 91.5
Macau, China MAC 97.7 98.1 98.5 98.7 98.8 98.8
Madagascar MDG 16.1 18.3 20.8 23.5 26.5 29.6
Malawi MWI 7.7 9.1 10.4 13.3 18.4 24.9
Malaysia MYS 37.7 42.0 45.9 49.8 53.7 57.4
Maldives MDV 18.0 22.3 25.5 25.9 25.7 26.1
Mali MLI 16.2 18.5 21.0 23.8 26.8 30.0
Malta MLT 80.4 83.1 85.5 87.6 89.3 90.5
Marshall Islands MHL 60.7 58.3 62.0 65.7 69.0 71.9
Martinique MTQ 71.2 79.6 86.0 90.5 93.3 94.9
Mauritania MRT 20.3 27.4 35.0 43.5 51.2 57.7
Mauritius MUS 43.4 42.4 41.4 40.5 40.5 41.3
Mayotte MYT No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Mexico MEX 62.8 66.3 69.6 72.5 73.4 74.4
Micronesia (Federated States of) FSM 24.6 25.0 25.7 26.4 27.1 28.3
Midway Islands   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Moldova, Republic of MDA 35.8 40.0 44.0 46.9 46.1 46.1
Monaco MCO 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Mongolia MNG 48.7 52.1 55.0 58.0 60.8 63.5
Montserrat MSR 11.8 12.4 13.4 14.6 16.3 18.4
Morocco MAR 37.7 41.1 44.6 48.2 52.1 56.1
Mozambique MOZ 8.6 13.1 19.4 26.6 33.8 40.2
Myanmar MMR 23.9 24.0 24.0 24.6 25.8 27.7
Namibia NAM 20.6 22.8 24.7 26.6 28.6 30.9
Nauru NRU 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Nepal NPL 5.0 6.5 7.8 8.9 10.3 11.9
Netherlands NLD 88.4 88.4 88.5 88.7 89.0 89.4
Netherlands Antilles ANT 67.9 67.9 67.9 68.3 69.2 70.4
New Caledonia NCL 52.9 56.3 58.8 61.6 69.8 76.9
New Zealand NZL 82.8 83.3 83.7 84.7 85.3 85.8
Nicaragua NIC 48.9 50.3 51.7 53.1 54.5 56.1
Niger NER 10.6 12.6 14.3 16.1 18.2 20.6
Nigeria NGA 23.4 26.9 30.7 35.0 39.5 44.0
Niue NIU 23.3 27.0 31.0 30.8 31.4 32.7
Norfolk Island NFK No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Northern Mariana Islands MNP 53.3 53.1 52.9 52.7 52.7 52.7
Norway NOR 68.2 70.5 71.3 72.0 73.7 75.5
Occupied Palestinian Territory PSE 87.0 90.2 92.2 93.5 94.2 94.6
Oman OMN 19.6 31.5 46.5 62.1 75.6 84.0
Pakistan PAK 26.4 28.1 29.8 31.9 34.3 37.0
Palau PLW 61.9 64.8 67.7 69.5 70.9 72.4
Panama PAN 49.0 50.4 52.1 53.7 55.0 56.3
Papua New Guinea PNG 11.9 13.0 14.0 15.0 16.0 17.4
Paracel Islands   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Paraguay PRY 39.0 41.7 45.0 48.7 52.4 56.0
Peru PER 61.5 64.6 66.9 68.9 70.9 72.8
Philippines PHL 35.6 37.5 43.0 48.8 54.0 58.6
Pitcairn Island PCN No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Poland POL 55.4 58.1 60.0 61.8 63.7 65.6
Portugal PRT 27.7 29.4 37.2 46.7 56.4 64.4
Puerto Rico PRI 62.8 66.9 69.2 71.3 73.3 75.2
Qatar QAT 82.9 85.6 87.9 89.9 91.4 92.5
Republic of Korea KOR 48.0 56.9 64.9 73.8 78.2 81.9
Reunion REU 49.1 54.7 59.5 63.9 67.7 70.9
Romania ROM 46.2 49.1 51.4 53.6 54.9 56.2
Russian Federation RUS 66.4 69.8 71.9 74.0 75.9 77.7
Rwanda RWA 4.0 4.7 5.0 5.3 5.7 6.2
Saint Helena SHN 21.0 27.0 38.6 51.7 62.6 70.6
Saint Kitts and Nevis KNA 35.0 35.9 35.2 34.6 34.0 34.1
Saint Lucia LCA 38.6 37.3 37.3 37.2 37.2 37.8
Saint Pierre and Miquelon SPM 88.6 89.4 90.2 90.8 91.5 92.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VCT 20.6 27.2 33.6 40.6 48.1 54.8
Samoa WSM 21.0 21.2 21.1 21.0 21.0 21.5
San Marino SMR 71.7 80.5 87.0 90.2 89.4 89.4
Sao Tome and Principe STP 26.9 30.7 34.8 38.9 42.9 46.7
Saudi Arabia SAU 58.4 65.9 72.6 78.5 82.8 85.7
Senegal SEN 34.2 35.7 37.5 40.0 43.8 47.4
Seychelles SYC 33.3 40.8 47.1 53.5 59.1 63.8
Sierra Leone SLE 21.4 24.1 26.9 30.0 33.3 36.6
Singapore SGP 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Slovakia SVK 46.3 51.6 54.2 56.5 57.0 57.4
Slovenia SVN 42.4 48.0 49.6 50.4 50.1 50.4
Solomon Islands SLB 9.1 10.5 12.4 14.6 17.0 19.7
Somalia SOM 21.3 22.2 23.2 24.2 25.6 27.5
South Africa ZAF 48.0 48.1 48.3 48.8 49.3 50.4
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Spain ESP 69.6 72.8 74.2 75.4 76.5 77.6
Spratly Islands   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Sri Lanka LKA 22.0 21.6 21.1 21.3 22.1 23.6
Sudan SDN 18.9 20.0 22.4 26.6 31.3 36.1
Suriname SUR 49.5 55.0 60.3 65.5 70.3 74.2
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands SJM No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Swaziland SWZ 14.0 17.8 21.8 23.8 25.0 26.4
Sweden SWE 82.7 83.1 83.1 83.1 83.1 83.3
Switzerland CHE 55.7 57.0 58.3 59.7 67.7 67.7
Syrian Arab Republic SYR 45.1 46.7 48.4 50.2 52.2 54.5
Taiwan TWN No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Tajikistan TJK 35.5 34.3 33.2 31.7 27.5 27.5
Thailand THA 15.1 17.0 17.9 18.7 20.0 21.6
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia MKD 50.6 53.5 55.7 57.8 59.9 62.0
Togo TGO 16.3 22.9 26.5 28.5 30.7 33.3
Tokelau TKL No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Tonga TON 24.3 27.0 29.9 32.6 35.2 38.0
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 63.0 63.1 66.2 69.1 71.7 74.1
Tunisia TUN 49.9 51.5 53.8 57.9 61.9 65.5
Turkey TUR 41.6 43.8 52.5 61.2 69.2 75.3
Turkmenistan TKM 47.6 47.1 46.0 45.1 44.5 44.8
Turks and Caicos Islands TCA 42.8 41.7 42.2 42.6 43.6 45.2
Tuvalu TUV 25.2 30.0 35.3 40.9 46.8 52.2
Uganda UGA 8.3 8.8 9.9 11.2 12.5 14.2
Ukraine UKR 58.3 61.7 64.7 66.9 67.4 68.0
United Arab Emirates ARE 65.4 71.5 76.9 80.9 83.8 85.9
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GBR 88.7 88.8 88.9 89.1 89.2 89.5
United Republic of Tanzania TZA 10.1 14.8 17.6 20.8 26.9 32.9
United States of America USA 73.7 73.7 74.5 75.2 76.1 77.2
United States Virgin Islands VIR 44.5 44.5 44.5 44.5 45.1 46.4
Uruguay URY 83.1 85.2 87.2 88.7 90.0 91.3
Uzbekistan UZB 39.1 40.8 40.7 40.1 38.5 36.9
Vanuatu VUT 15.7 17.9 18.0 18.2 18.9 20.0
Venezuela VEN 75.8 79.4 81.9 84.0 85.5 86.9
Viet Nam VNM 18.8 19.2 19.6 19.7 19.4 19.7
Wake Island   No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Wallis and Futuna WLF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Western Sahara ESH 55.7 69.2 80.1 87.8 92.8 95.4
Yemen YEM 16.6 19.2 22.1 22.8 23.6 24.7
Yugoslavia YUG 43.0 46.3 48.7 50.9 51.4 52.2
Zambia ZMB 34.8 39.8 39.7 39.4 39.2 39.6
Zimbabwe ZWE 19.6 22.3 25.2 28.4 31.8 35.3

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