List of countries by urban population

Source UN (World Urbanization Prospects 2018)
Date29 Aug 2021

Twelve countries/regions have 100% populations living in an urban area. These are Singapore, Hong Kong, Anguilla, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, Kuwait, Monaco, Holy See, Macao, Nauru, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part). The population of all these countries/regions have below ten mn.

Among Countries having a population above ten mn, Belgium has the highest urbanized population of 98.12%, followed by the Netherlands (92.57%) and Argentina (92.23%). Among Countries having a population above 100 mn, Japan (91.87%) is highly urbanized, and Ethiopia (22.17%) is the least urbanized.

Thirty-two countries/regions have achieved urbanization above 90%, and 68 have above 80%. Out of 233 countries/territories projected by the UN, 75 countries/territories have more than 50% of the population living in a rural area, and 12 have 80% people living in the rural area. Tokelau and 'Wallis and Futuna Islands' have their 100% population in the rural area.

China has the highest urban population of 893 mn people, followed by India (495 mn) and the United States of America (277 mn). Nine countries have an urban population above 100 mn. India has the highest rural population of 903 mn people, followed by China (536 mn), Pakistan (133 mn), Indonesia (117 mn), and Bangladesh (105 mn).

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Urban population (2021)

Code Country/Region Urban Popultion Rural Popultion Urbaniazation Continent
PopulationRankPopulationRankUrban (%) Rank
BDIBurundi1,729,90014010,575,5605414.06229Africa
COMComoros263,080177625,32014729.61204Africa
DJIDjibouti793,140156220,89015978.2274Africa
ERIEritrea2,332,3001313,222,8409241.98180Africa
ETHEthiopia25,589,5803689,813,740722.17219Africa
KENKenya15,608,8405039,172,0101428.49206Africa
MDGMadagascar11,145,0805817,281,0303139.21184Africa
MWIMalawi3,691,08011417,168,1103217.70225Africa
MUSMauritius520,480163756,00013940.77182Africa
MYTMayotte127,630187152,24017045.60168Africa
MOZMozambique12,503,5405320,726,1202537.63188Africa
REURéunion900,3301542,75021499.7013Africa
RWARwanda2,350,39013011,028,5805217.57226Africa
SYCSeychelles55,92019640,54019057.97133Africa
SOMSomalia7,752,270778,836,9206246.73165Africa
SSDSouth Sudan2,863,90012211,096,5305020.51221Africa
UGAUganda12,443,9405436,254,1401625.55211Africa
TZAUnited Republic of Tanzania23,252,7403841,421,1101335.95194Africa
ZMBZambia8,692,6007010,542,1905545.19169Africa
ZWEZimbabwe5,834,1108812,226,3404632.30197Africa
AGOAngola22,865,1603911,029,3305167.46109Africa
CMRCameroon15,475,4905111,138,2804958.15131Africa
CAFCentral African Republic2,142,1701342,880,6809342.65178Africa
TCDChad3,987,07011012,778,6404223.78216Africa
COGCongo3,983,7001111,850,39010968.28105Africa
CODDemocratic Republic of the Congo42,691,7301949,644,3101246.23166Africa
GNQEquatorial Guinea1,068,360151383,99015573.5691Africa
GABGabon1,984,320135210,17016290.4232Africa
STPSao Tome and Principe167,20018355,52018375.0785Africa
DZAAlgeria32,651,8502811,317,4504874.2687Africa
EGYEgypt44,872,8301859,819,360942.86177Africa
LBYLibya5,463,600911,282,08011980.9967Africa
MARMorocco24,022,9603713,474,5403864.06116Africa
SDNSudan15,871,5904928,720,8501935.59195Africa
TUNTunisia8,399,530733,618,9808669.8999Africa
ESHWestern Sahara531,74016280,10017986.9148Africa
BWABotswana1,757,850139698,61014071.5694Africa
LSOLesotho693,2301581,658,27011429.48205Africa
NAMNamibia1,458,3001461,292,95011853.01151Africa
ZAFSouth Africa40,277,8102419,088,1602867.85107Africa
SWZSwaziland356,5101711,106,44012624.37215Africa
BENBenin6,096,880866,352,7407348.97160Africa
BFABurkina Faso6,715,5908214,781,3803731.24201Africa
CPVCabo Verde385,380169188,94016667.10110Africa
CIVCôte d'Ivoire13,998,7405212,828,9804152.18156Africa
GMBGambia1,492,020145867,93013563.22119Africa
GHAGhana18,192,3004313,181,7503957.98132Africa
GINGuinea5,257,870938,851,7906137.26190Africa
GNBGuinea-Bissau913,8301521,134,31012544.62171Africa
LBRLiberia2,750,6501252,481,44010152.57154Africa
MLIMali9,334,0906611,558,5004744.68170Africa
MRTMauritania2,754,9501242,152,97010656.13143Africa
NERNiger4,188,88010620,817,2902416.75227Africa
NGANigeria111,530,090799,916,580652.75153Africa
SHNSaint Helena1,6702282,48021540.25183Africa
SENSenegal8,584,190729,078,7906048.60162Africa
SLESierra Leone3,561,3101154,649,7607943.37173Africa
TGOTogo3,722,1001134,862,5307743.36174Africa
CHNChina892,977,2901535,503,240262.51122Asia
HKGChina, Hong Kong SAR7,598,190780232100.002Asia
MACChina, Macao SAR661,8401590231100.0010Asia
TWNChina, Taiwan Province of China18,936,550424,936,1307679.3270Asia
PRKDem. People's Republic of Korea16,256,190479,694,5705762.64121Asia
JPNJapan115,853,240610,256,2305691.8729Asia
MNGMongolia2,236,3201331,014,83012968.78102Asia
KORRepublic of Korea42,063,710229,602,9405881.4163Asia
KAZKazakhstan10,961,020607,995,8506757.82136Asia
KGZKyrgyzstan2,370,6101284,011,2908337.15191Asia
TJKTajikistan2,677,3801276,979,2707127.73207Asia
TKMTurkmenistan3,241,9201182,875,0909453.00152Asia
UZBUzbekistan16,968,2404516,680,7203550.43158Asia
AFGAfghanistan10,239,6806228,674,0202026.31209Asia
BGDBangladesh66,791,90011104,707,740538.95185Asia
BTNBhutan363,050170481,10015143.01175Asia
INDIndia494,589,9302902,833,080135.39196Asia
IRNIran (Islamic Republic of)64,365,2701319,942,7702676.3481Asia
MDVMaldives191,440180274,34015641.10181Asia
NPLNepal6,423,9908524,154,4402321.01220Asia
PAKPakistan79,411,96010132,695,040337.44189Asia
LKASri Lanka3,988,11010917,157,8803318.86223Asia
BRNBrunei Darussalam353,19017296,42017478.5572Asia
KHMCambodia4,179,68010712,764,0304324.67213Asia
IDNIndonesia157,464,9505117,389,240457.29138Asia
LAOLao People's Democratic Republic2,682,6401264,579,6608036.94192Asia
MYSMalaysia25,864,290357,424,9306977.7076Asia
MMRMyanmar17,381,0604437,888,3001531.45199Asia
PHLPhilippines53,074,1101758,228,6801047.68163Asia
SGPSingapore5,991,800870230100.001Asia
THAThailand36,252,0802733,246,0401852.16157Asia
TLSTimor-Leste447,280164963,90013031.70198Asia
VNMViet Nam37,779,8602561,504,280838.05187Asia
ARMArmenia1,864,8301371,075,11012863.43118Asia
AZEAzerbaijan5,779,350904,399,8008156.78139Asia
BHRBahrain1,563,270144181,02016789.6234Asia
CYPCyprus812,870155402,98015266.86111Asia
GEOGeorgia2,328,2401321,560,47011659.87126Asia
IRQIraq30,305,1703012,307,0404571.1297Asia
ISRIsrael8,193,99075647,74014492.6725Asia
JORJordan9,456,17064864,19013691.6331Asia
KWTKuwait4,361,4701030228100.007Asia
LBNLebanon5,307,55092649,75014389.0936Asia
OMNOman4,587,400100682,83014287.0447Asia
QATQatar2,819,90012320,50019799.2814Asia
SAUSaudi Arabia29,799,820325,462,8707584.5153Asia
PSEState of Palestine4,204,4801051,255,67012377.0079Asia
SYRSyrian Arab Republic10,992,590598,593,5106656.12144Asia
TURTurkey64,712,1901219,802,4302776.5780Asia
AREUnited Arab Emirates8,675,310711,262,17012287.3045Asia
YEMYemen11,914,9805518,995,8302938.55186Asia
BLRBelarus7,509,150791,887,90010779.9169Europe
BGRBulgaria5,239,810941,652,40011576.0382Europe
CZECzechia7,891,770762,742,0809574.2188Europe
HUNHungary6,925,780802,660,7009772.2592Europe
POLPoland22,736,4104015,110,2103660.08125Europe
MDARepublic of Moldova1,721,9901422,282,84010243.00176Europe
ROURomania10,482,860618,812,2206354.33146Europe
RUSRussian Federation107,632,490936,004,3201774.9386Europe
SVKSlovakia2,933,7701212,517,26010053.82147Europe
UKRUkraine30,247,1603113,113,8104069.76100Europe
JEY/GGYChannel Islands52,200198116,11017231.01202Europe
DNKDenmark5,134,93096684,33014188.2439Europe
ESTEstonia900,340153396,70015369.42101Europe
FROFaeroe Islands21,34021628,77019342.58179Europe
FINFinland4,792,31099806,46013885.6052Europe
ISLIceland324,83017520,94019693.9422Europe
IRLIreland3,148,2001191,777,64011063.91117Europe
IMNIsle of Man45,86020340,55018953.08150Europe
LVALatvia1,283,250147592,28014868.42104Europe
LTULithuania1,938,270136901,73013468.25106Europe
NORNorway4,582,850101917,22013383.3256Europe
SWESweden8,989,810671,198,31012488.2440Europe
GBRUnited Kingdom56,970,1401510,729,3405384.1554Europe
ALBAlbania1,854,3201381,090,49012762.97120Europe
ANDAndorra67,8901929,38020287.8641Europe
BIHBosnia and Herzegovina1,725,9401411,766,13011149.42159Europe
HRVCroatia2,368,6001291,723,78011257.88135Europe
GIBGibraltar35,1202100227100.005Europe
GRCGreece8,864,460692,210,86010580.0468Europe
VATHoly See8002290233100.009Europe
ITAItaly42,121,1602116,916,7303471.3596Europe
MLTMalta412,87016722,60019494.8121Europe
MNEMontenegro426,850166202,48016367.83108Europe
PRTPortugal6,806,980813,375,6609166.85112Europe
SMRSan Marino33,12021281021997.6217Europe
SRBSerbia4,913,530973,759,8208556.65141Europe
SVNSlovenia1,153,870150927,90013255.43145Europe
ESPSpain37,650,160268,799,4106481.0665Europe
MKDTFYR Macedonia1,228,010148860,94013758.79130Europe
AUTAustria5,191,930953,608,7508758.99128Europe
BELBelgium11,449,40056219,76016098.1216Europe
FRAFrance53,582,9601612,371,7804481.2464Europe
DEUGermany64,044,3701418,546,5003077.5477Europe
LIELiechtenstein5,63022633,26019214.47228Europe
LUXLuxembourg560,43016050,91018691.6730Europe
MCOMonaco39,4902070225100.008Europe
NLDNetherlands15,949,750481,279,79012092.5726Europe
CHESwitzerland6,460,690842,270,42010374.0090Europe
AIAAnguilla15,3802210224100.003North America
ATGAntigua and Barbuda25,87021480,25017824.38214North America
ABWAruba46,85020259,95018243.87172North America
BHSBahamas342,26017468,30018183.3655North America
BRBBarbados90,010189198,06016431.25200North America
VGBBritish Virgin Islands16,15022016,86019948.92161North America
BESCaribbean Netherlands19,8602176,57020775.1484North America
CYMCayman Islands64,6401930222100.006North America
CUBCuba8,888,320682,611,4109977.2978North America
CUWCuraçao146,43018618,03019889.0437North America
DMADominica53,83019721,57019571.3995North America
DOMDominican Republic9,334,540651,883,11010883.2157North America
GRDGrenada40,28020669,48018036.69193North America
GLPGuadeloupe441,4101656,67020698.5115North America
HTIHaiti6,664,620834,833,3307857.96134North America
JAMJamaica1,653,7501431,265,38012156.65140North America
MTQMartinique343,80017341,63018889.2035North America
MSRMontserrat4802314,7902089.15231North America
PRIPuerto Rico3,412,100116233,62015793.5924North America
KNASaint Kitts and Nevis17,70021939,57019130.91203North America
LCASaint Lucia34,450211147,46017118.94222North America
VCTSaint Vincent and the Grenadines59,33019551,66018553.45148North America
SXMSint Maarten (Dutch part)41,8402040229100.0012North America
TTOTrinidad and Tobago734,750157644,67014553.27149North America
TCATurks and Caicos Islands35,1302092,31021693.8323North America
VIRUnited States Virgin Islands100,5901884,15021296.0418North America
BLZBelize187,470181218,30016146.20167North America
CRICosta Rica4,142,550108944,99013181.4262North America
SLVEl Salvador4,826,800981,685,52011374.1289North America
GTMGuatemala9,531,640638,712,3606552.24155North America
HNDHonduras5,820,870894,047,9508258.98129North America
MEXMexico109,682,940825,701,2702281.0266North America
NICNicaragua3,841,6301122,639,1809859.28127North America
PANPanama2,993,0601201,358,89011768.78103North America
ARGArgentina42,346,440203,567,9908892.2327South America
BOLBolivia (Plurinational State of)8,251,180743,456,7209070.4798South America
BRABrazil187,973,660427,304,2402187.3244South America
CHLChile16,338,320462,266,63010487.8242South America
COLColombia41,341,140239,235,0505981.7459South America
ECUEcuador11,307,420576,261,3807464.36115South America
FLKFalkland Islands (Malvinas)2,31022762022178.9171South America
GUFFrench Guiana267,83017643,37018786.0651South America
GUYGuyana213,840178581,18014926.90208South America
PRYParaguay4,468,3501022,681,5009662.50123South America
PERPeru26,443,820347,242,4807078.5073South America
SURSuriname385,590168196,71016566.22113South America
URYUruguay3,351,960117154,18016995.6019South America
VENVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)29,640,550333,917,9308488.3338South America
BMUBermuda60,4701940226100.004North America
CANCanada30,966,070296,958,1007281.6560North America
GRLGreenland49,7802007,11020587.5143North America
SPMSaint Pierre and Miquelon5,83022563022089.9933North America
USAUnited States of America276,615,120357,168,0801182.8758North America
AUSAustralia22,195,540413,504,9208986.3650Oceania
NZLNew Zealand4,231,470104644,12014686.7949Oceania
FJIFiji537,360161393,29015457.74137Oceania
NCLNew Caledonia208,89017981,54017771.9293Oceania
PNGPapua New Guinea1,201,0401497,724,7306813.46230Oceania
SLBSolomon Islands165,690184493,72015025.13212Oceania
VUTVanuatu76,960190222,91015825.66210Oceania
GUMGuam161,6501858,48020395.0220Oceania
KIRKiribati70,10019154,33018456.34142Oceania
MHLMarshall Islands41,65020511,64020078.1675Oceania
FSMMicronesia (Fed. States of)25,05021583,56017623.07218Oceania
NRUNauru11,2202230223100.0011Oceania
MNPNorthern Mariana Islands50,9701994,50020991.8928Oceania
PLWPalau18,4802184,20021181.4861Oceania
ASMAmerican Samoa48,7302017,17020487.1746Oceania
COKCook Islands13,2902224,26021075.7283Oceania
PYFFrench Polynesia181,530182110,95017362.07124Oceania
NIUNiue76023086021846.89164Oceania
WSMSamoa35,720208165,60016817.74224Oceania
TKLTokelau02321,3702170.00232Oceania
TONTonga25,88021386,12017523.10217Oceania
TUVTuvalu7,5202244,09021364.78114Oceania
WLFWallis and Futuna Islands023311,4902010.00233Oceania
World 4,458,417,150 3,417,047,480 56.61