Urban /rural division of countries for the years 2015 and 2025

region /country urban population
2015
rural population
2015
% urban
2015
urban population
2025
rural population
2025
% urban
2025
World 3,957,285,013 3,367,497,212 54.0% 4,705,773,576 3,377,639,183 58.2%
Africa 471,602,315 694,636,991 40.4% 658,813,697 809,158,830 44.9%
Eastern Africa 101,034,466 293,719,352 25.6% 154,745,070 356,483,116 30.3%
Burundi 1,303,648 9,508,971 12.1% 2,217,313 9,508,971 15.4%
Comoros 217,892 552,166 28.3% 287,140 552,166 30.1%
Djibouti 695,823 203,835 77.3% 803,043 203,835 78.5%
Eritrea 1,525,188 5,212,446 22.6% 2,403,985 5,212,446 27.5%
Ethiopia 19,265,898 79,676,204 19.5% 30,190,302 79,676,204 24.2%
Kenya 11,978,118 34,770,499 25.6% 17,973,485 34,770,499 30.3%
Madagascar 8,507,728 15,727,662 35.1% 13,130,914 15,727,662 41.4%
Malawi 2,816,437 14,492,248 16.3% 4,254,811 14,492,248 18.7%
Mauritius 497,305 756,276 39.7% 505,476 756,276 39.4%
Mayotte 109,924 124,069 47.0% 133,388 124,069 45.0%
Mozambique 8,737,013 18,384,814 32.2% 12,336,351 18,384,814 35.8%
Rwanda 3,580,619 8,847,386 28.8% 6,023,932 8,847,386 37.9%
Réunion 850,337 44,762 95.0% 942,855 44,762 95.9%
Seychelles 50,521 43,233 53.9% 55,592 43,233 57.1%
Somalia 4,399,113 6,723,598 39.6% 6,576,481 6,723,598 44.6%
South Sudan 2,285,171 9,867,150 18.8% 3,370,908 9,867,150 21.6%
Tanzania, Utd. Rep. of 16,528,155 35,762,641 31.6% 26,761,148 35,762,641 38.6%
Uganda 6,463,320 33,677,942 16.1% 10,889,248 33,677,942 19.9%
Zambia 6,351,003 9,168,601 40.9% 9,774,157 9,168,601 45.7%
Zimbabwe 4,871,253 10,174,849 32.4% 6,114,541 10,174,849 32.6%
Middle Africa 63,060,945 80,231,666 44.0% 90,975,784 94,605,223 49.0%
Angola 10,052,272 12,767,654 44.1% 15,605,241 12,767,654 51.3%
Cameroon 12,721,469 10,671,660 54.4% 17,670,436 10,671,660 59.6%
Central African Republic 1,923,002 2,880,080 40.0% 2,537,907 2,880,080 43.8%
Chad 3,057,354 10,548,271 22.5% 4,497,529 10,548,271 24.7%
Congo 3,053,980 1,617,162 65.4% 4,140,340 1,617,162 69.4%
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the 30,275,467 40,970,888 42.5% 44,000,165 40,970,888 47.8%
Equatorial Guinea 319,131 480,241 39.9% 432,956 480,241 42.3%
Gabon 1,526,275 224,924 87.2% 1,916,246 224,924 88.5%
Sao Tome and Principe 131,995 70,786 65.1% 174,964 70,786 69.5%
Northern Africa 112,068,513 104,995,632 51.6% 136,283,788 114,697,334 54.3%
Algeria 28,738,799 11,894,665 70.7% 35,145,275 11,894,665 75.6%
Egypt 36,537,834 48,167,847 43.1% 43,609,708 48,167,847 45.0%
Libya 4,962,312 1,354,768 78.6% 5,768,972 1,354,768 80.7%
Morocco 20,928,211 13,631,244 60.6% 25,075,881 13,631,244 65.2%
Sudan 13,391,448 26,221,769 33.8% 18,220,092 26,221,769 36.7%
Tunisia 7,509,909 3,725,339 66.8% 8,463,860 3,725,339 69.2%
Southern Africa 37,813,255 23,532,453 61.6% 43,318,068 22,191,215 66.1%
Botswana 1,181,265 875,105 57.4% 1,357,482 875,105 60.5%
Lesotho 579,044 1,541,072 27.3% 762,031 1,541,072 32.8%
Namibia 1,116,280 1,276,090 46.7% 1,566,806 1,276,090 55.4%
South Africa 34,662,753 18,828,580 64.8% 39,313,425 18,828,580 69.4%
Swaziland 273,913 1,011,606 21.3% 318,324 1,011,606 22.1%
Western Africa 157,625,136 192,157,888 45.1% 233,490,987 221,181,942 51.4%
Benin 4,781,690 6,098,138 44.0% 6,767,728 6,098,138 48.7%
Burkina Faso 5,349,061 12,565,564 29.9% 8,832,906 12,565,564 37.7%
Cabo Verde 333,079 175,236 65.5% 394,157 175,236 71.0%
Côte d'Ivoire 11,537,876 9,757,408 54.2% 15,968,377 9,757,408 60.5%
Gambia 1,174,794 795,287 59.6% 1,714,240 795,287 64.4%
Ghana 14,582,770 12,401,558 54.0% 19,505,811 12,401,558 60.0%
Guinea 4,588,526 7,759,240 37.2% 6,608,098 7,759,240 42.4%
Guinea-Bissau 881,959 905,834 49.3% 1,249,266 905,834 56.0%
Liberia 2,238,246 2,265,193 49.7% 3,083,143 2,265,193 53.9%
Mali 6,489,835 9,768,752 39.9% 10,522,484 9,768,752 47.1%
Mauritania 2,442,382 1,637,842 59.9% 3,310,821 1,637,842 65.0%
Niger 3,609,323 15,659,057 18.7% 6,331,646 15,659,057 22.2%
Nigeria 87,680,500 95,842,932 47.8% 132,547,150 95,842,932 55.3%
Saint Helena 1,627 2,497 39.5% 1,798 2,497 40.6%
Senegal 6,543,954 8,423,492 43.7% 9,282,903 8,423,492 47.8%
Sierra Leone 2,523,784 3,794,791 39.9% 3,303,602 3,794,791 44.2%
Togo 2,865,730 4,305,067 40.0% 4,066,857 4,305,067 45.1%
Asia 2,113,137,370 2,271,706,727 48.2% 2,561,408,668 2,187,506,127 53.9%
Eastern Asia 982,409,704 655,149,296 60.0% 1,156,059,999 529,375,437 68.6%
China 779,478,624 622,107,985 55.6% 947,539,986 622,107,985 65.4%
China, Hong Kong SAR 7,313,557 0 100.0% 7,743,047 0 100.0%
China, Macao SAR 584,420 0 100.0% 666,603 0 100.0%
Japan 118,572,468 8,245,551 93.5% 118,715,243 8,245,551 96.3%
Korea, DPR of 15,313,311 9,842,015 60.9% 16,620,682 9,842,015 63.2%
Korea, Rep. of 41,031,163 8,719,071 82.5% 43,232,042 8,719,071 83.8%
Mongolia 2,105,778 817,272 72.0% 2,562,190 817,272 78.4%
Taiwan 18,010,383 5,417,402 76.9% 18,980,206 5,417,402 80.4%
South-central Asia 651,196,826 1,208,590,554 35.0% 819,597,340 1,252,593,283 39.6%
Afghanistan 8,546,635 23,460,153 26.7% 12,418,550 23,460,153 31.4%
Bangladesh 54,983,919 105,427,330 34.3% 74,020,473 105,427,330 41.6%
Bhutan 300,055 476,406 38.6% 390,622 476,406 45.3%
India 419,938,867 862,451,436 32.7% 525,459,048 862,451,436 37.0%
Iran (Islamic Rep. of) 58,315,802 21,160,506 73.4% 68,472,823 21,160,506 77.8%
Kazakhstan 8,929,685 7,840,762 53.2% 9,831,707 7,840,762 54.3%
Kyrgyzstan 2,037,999 3,669,530 35.7% 2,497,199 3,669,530 38.1%
Maldives 163,008 194,973 45.5% 222,306 194,973 53.7%
Nepal 5,294,339 23,146,290 18.6% 7,162,029 23,146,290 22.7%
Pakistan 72,920,650 115,223,390 38.8% 95,618,196 115,223,390 43.8%
Sri Lanka 3,966,971 17,644,871 18.4% 4,488,307 17,644,871 19.6%
Tajikistan 2,306,057 6,304,327 26.8% 3,027,138 6,304,327 28.7%
Turkmenistan 2,688,708 2,684,779 50.0% 3,217,956 2,684,779 54.1%
Uzbekistan 10,804,131 18,905,801 36.4% 12,770,986 18,905,801 38.7%
South-eastern Asia 301,578,981 331,452,108 47.6% 370,921,125 325,228,543 53.3%
Brunei Darussalam 330,841 97,698 77.2% 381,027 97,698 79.7%
Cambodia 3,248,723 12,428,336 20.7% 4,273,673 12,428,336 23.6%
Indonesia 137,422,002 118,286,783 53.7% 170,111,000 118,286,783 60.3%
Lao PDR 2,710,569 4,309,083 38.6% 3,935,861 4,309,083 47.7%
Malaysia 22,898,099 7,753,077 74.7% 28,005,193 7,753,077 80.1%
Myanmar 18,469,012 35,695,250 34.1% 22,938,063 35,695,250 39.8%
Philippines 45,172,676 56,630,030 44.4% 53,548,349 56,630,030 44.9%
Singapore 5,618,866 0 100.0% 6,333,513 0 100.0%
Thailand 33,952,234 33,448,512 50.4% 40,977,509 33,448,512 60.3%
Timor-Leste 384,285 788,383 32.8% 547,279 788,383 38.6%
Viet Nam 31,371,674 62,014,956 33.6% 39,869,658 62,014,956 39.9%
Western Asia 177,951,859 76,514,769 69.9% 214,830,204 80,308,864 72.8%
Armenia 1,873,591 1,115,876 62.7% 1,871,678 1,115,876 62.6%
Azerbaijan 5,250,367 4,362,213 54.6% 5,961,261 4,362,213 57.8%
Bahrain 1,207,101 152,625 88.8% 1,406,447 152,625 89.5%
Cyprus 779,430 385,265 66.9% 845,776 385,265 66.8%
Georgia 2,308,992 1,995,548 53.6% 2,287,448 1,995,548 56.1%
Iraq 24,847,389 10,919,313 69.5% 32,654,360 10,919,313 71.2%
Israel 7,297,043 622,485 92.1% 8,418,737 622,485 92.8%
Jordan 6,434,690 1,255,070 83.7% 7,495,196 1,255,070 85.7%
Kuwait 3,523,977 59,422 98.3% 4,365,654 59,422 98.5%
Lebanon 4,436,670 616,954 87.8% 4,489,132 616,954 89.0%
Palestine, State of 3,423,087 1,125,728 75.3% 4,475,674 1,125,728 77.6%
Oman 3,228,136 929,647 77.6% 3,885,201 929,647 81.4%
Qatar 2,332,785 17,764 99.2% 2,653,239 17,764 99.7%
Saudi Arabia 24,853,959 5,043,782 83.1% 29,085,517 5,043,782 85.0%
Syrian Arab Republic 12,837,178 9,427,818 57.7% 17,213,252 9,427,818 61.8%
Turkey 56,288,353 20,402,156 73.4% 65,010,516 20,402,156 77.7%
United Arab Emirates 8,192,333 1,384,795 85.5% 10,071,980 1,384,795 87.7%
Yemen 8,836,778 16,698,308 34.6% 12,639,136 16,698,308 40.4%
Europe 547,065,703 196,057,113 73.6% 561,571,444 179,448,588 75.8%
Eastern Europe 202,949,714 89,550,823 69.4% 200,151,665 81,717,922 71.0%
Belarus 7,099,098 2,160,568 76.7% 7,020,189 2,160,568 80.0%
Bulgaria 5,259,641 1,853,000 73.9% 5,023,146 1,853,000 77.0%
Czech Republic 7,866,405 2,910,655 73.0% 8,101,182 2,910,655 73.5%
Hungary 7,059,554 2,851,842 71.2% 7,278,624 2,851,842 75.3%
Poland 23,138,954 15,082,630 60.5% 23,286,750 15,082,630 61.4%
Moldova, Rep. of 1,546,404 1,890,424 45.0% 1,507,594 1,890,424 47.0%
Romania 11,774,490 9,804,711 54.6% 11,838,084 9,804,711 57.0%
Russian Federation 105,163,529 36,934,612 74.0% 103,199,593 36,934,612 75.3%
Slovakia 2,925,323 2,532,566 53.6% 2,923,204 2,532,566 53.6%
Ukraine 31,116,316 13,529,815 69.7% 29,973,299 13,529,815 72.1%
Northern Europe 82,402,504 19,074,615 81.2% 88,759,478 17,839,303 83.3%
Channel Islands 51,455 112,079 31.5% 56,377 112,079 33.0%
Denmark 4,963,992 697,731 87.7% 5,259,521 697,731 89.2%
Estonia 864,634 415,593 67.5% 836,195 415,593 67.5%
Faroe Islands 20,770 28,726 42.0% 22,698 28,726 44.5%
Finland 4,598,985 861,607 84.2% 4,800,818 861,607 85.6%
Iceland 316,987 19,741 94.1% 351,261 19,741 94.9%
Ireland 2,989,325 1,737,531 63.2% 3,428,848 1,737,531 66.4%
Isle of Man 45,444 41,608 52.2% 49,331 41,608 53.5%
Latvia 1,368,782 662,579 67.4% 1,298,929 662,579 67.9%
Lithuania 1,994,553 1,004,416 66.5% 1,940,717 1,004,416 67.3%
Norway 4,138,621 1,004,221 80.5% 4,663,079 1,004,221 82.9%
Sweden 8,318,812 1,375,071 85.8% 9,055,720 1,375,071 87.3%
United Kingdom 52,730,144 11,113,712 82.6% 56,995,984 11,113,712 84.8%
Southern Europe 109,413,616 46,743,627 70.1% 113,570,712 42,812,168 72.6%
Albania 1,835,302 1,361,679 57.4% 2,158,191 1,361,679 65.7%
Andorra 68,900 12,050 85.1% 69,909 12,050 81.1%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,518,971 2,300,713 39.8% 1,593,223 2,300,713 42.5%
Croatia 2,509,158 1,746,216 59.0% 2,567,537 1,746,216 62.6%
Gibraltar 29,354 0 100.0% 29,272 0 100.0%
Greece 8,678,930 2,446,903 78.0% 8,929,858 2,446,903 80.9%
Holy See 800 0 100.0% 801 0 100.0%
Italy 42,166,069 18,976,152 69.0% 43,458,945 18,976,152 70.9%
Macedonia 1,204,456 904,795 57.1% 1,240,592 904,795 59.2%
Malta 411,434 19,805 95.4% 421,637 19,805 96.3%
Montenegro 397,957 223,599 64.0% 406,794 223,599 66.2%
Portugal 6,733,984 3,876,030 63.5% 7,199,862 3,876,030 68.5%
San Marino 29,954 1,848 94.2% 30,997 1,848 94.5%
Serbia 5,235,373 4,188,657 55.6% 5,105,490 4,188,657 57.4%
Slovenia 1,032,259 1,046,826 49.6% 1,056,805 1,046,826 50.5%
Spain 37,560,715 9,638,354 79.6% 39,300,799 9,638,354 81.7%
Western Europe 152,299,869 40,688,048 78.9% 159,089,589 37,079,195 81.1%
Austria 5,645,401 2,912,360 66.0% 5,964,863 2,912,360 67.2%
Belgium 10,943,878 239,533 97.9% 11,316,649 239,533 98.2%
France 51,674,430 13,308,464 79.5% 55,547,644 13,308,464 81.7%
Germany 62,170,091 20,391,913 75.3% 62,653,694 20,391,913 77.5%
Liechtenstein 5,353 32,108 14.3% 5,881 32,108 14.7%
Luxembourg 489,803 53,458 90.2% 560,929 53,458 92.3%
Monaco 38,320 0 100.0% 41,756 0 100.0%
Netherlands 15,243,271 1,600,924 90.5% 16,187,520 1,600,924 94.2%
Switzerland 6,089,322 2,149,288 73.9% 6,810,653 2,149,288 75.1%
Americas 797,627,015 193,589,721 80.5% 892,188,846 188,582,960 82.6%
Northern America 294,834,161 66,293,658 81.6% 325,100,335 64,838,798 83.4%
Bermuda 65,578 0 100.0% 66,440 0 100.0%
Canada 29,352,620 6,518,663 81.8% 32,756,325 6,518,663 83.6%
Greenland 49,506 7,769 86.4% 50,112 7,769 89.4%
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,467 582 90.4% 5,512 582 91.2%
United States of America 265,360,990 59,766,644 81.6% 292,221,946 59,766,644 83.3%
Caribbean 30,327,523 12,773,894 70.4% 34,031,906 11,541,584 74.7%
Anguilla 14,614 0 100.0% 15,594 0 100.0%
Antigua and Barbuda 21,829 69,993 23.8% 21,642 69,993 21.4%
Aruba 43,143 60,746 41.5% 43,277 60,746 40.5%
Bahamas 321,179 66,370 82.9% 360,211 66,370 83.8%
Barbados 90,485 196,997 31.5% 95,362 196,997 31.7%
British Virgin Islands 13,301 15,499 46.2% 15,531 15,499 49.4%
Caribbean Netherlands 14,874 5,025 74.7% 16,884 5,025 75.4%
Cayman Islands 59,967 0 100.0% 65,106 0 100.0%
Cuba 8,669,864 2,578,919 77.1% 8,643,559 2,578,919 78.4%
Curaçao 146,917 17,546 89.3% 156,322 17,546 88.8%
Dominica 50,541 22,139 69.5% 54,884 22,139 72.2%
Dominican Republic 8,413,051 2,239,084 79.0% 10,043,351 2,239,084 85.4%
Grenada 37,973 68,721 35.6% 39,615 68,721 36.5%
Guadeloupe 462,772 7,396 98.4% 481,640 7,396 98.5%
Haiti 6,218,609 4,385,122 58.6% 8,050,753 4,385,122 67.5%
Jamaica 1,541,330 1,271,946 54.8% 1,687,835 1,271,946 57.7%
Martinique 360,596 45,092 88.9% 368,605 45,092 89.1%
Montserrat 468 4,708 9.0% 510 4,708 9.3%
Puerto Rico 3,444,537 235,521 93.6% 3,453,868 235,521 93.5%
Saint Kitts and Nevis 17,746 37,630 32.0% 20,586 37,630 34.0%
Saint Lucia 34,221 150,716 18.5% 38,058 150,716 19.3%
Saint Vincent & the Gr. 55,289 54,085 50.6% 59,195 54,085 54.0%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 46,914 0 100.0% 54,034 0 100.0%
Trinidad and Tobago 113,728 1,232,969 8.4% 106,520 1,232,969 8.0%
Turks and Caicos Islands 31,656 2,683 92.2% 36,884 2,683 94.5%
US Virgin Islands 101,919 4,987 95.3% 102,080 4,987 96.3%
Central America 126,854,204 45,080,027 73.8% 147,690,335 45,301,335 76.5%
Belize 152,849 194,749 44.0% 185,637 194,749 43.8%
Costa Rica 3,842,334 1,159,323 76.8% 4,624,858 1,159,323 83.3%
El Salvador 4,287,823 2,138,179 66.7% 4,795,818 2,138,179 71.0%
Guatemala 8,382,909 7,872,185 51.6% 11,469,734 7,872,185 56.2%
Honduras 4,610,415 3,813,502 54.7% 6,040,909 3,813,502 60.2%
Mexico 99,244,722 25,990,865 79.2% 112,981,354 25,990,865 81.8%
Nicaragua 3,677,533 2,578,977 58.8% 4,388,036 2,578,977 62.3%
Panama 2,655,619 1,332,247 66.6% 3,203,989 1,332,247 69.7%
South America 345,611,127 69,442,142 83.3% 385,366,270 66,901,243 85.2%
Argentina 38,677,436 3,477,478 91.8% 42,230,621 3,477,478 93.0%
Bolivia 7,553,157 3,471,365 68.5% 9,241,460 3,471,365 72.2%
Brazil 174,508,252 29,148,958 85.7% 191,032,039 29,148,958 87.8%
Chile 16,047,356 1,876,706 89.5% 17,533,149 1,876,706 90.9%
Colombia 37,858,036 11,671,172 76.4% 43,434,014 11,671,172 79.0%
Ecuador 10,342,602 5,883,089 63.7% 12,323,857 5,883,089 66.4%
Falkland Islands 2,332 726 76.3% 2,470 726 80.1%
French Guiana 220,793 40,936 84.4% 283,635 40,936 86.5%
Guyana 230,593 577,018 28.6% 255,167 577,018 30.3%
Paraguay 4,196,297 2,836,645 59.7% 5,109,355 2,836,645 62.6%
Peru 24,495,382 6,665,785 78.6% 28,402,713 6,665,785 81.4%
Suriname 362,220 186,236 66.0% 390,298 186,236 66.4%
Uruguay 3,269,154 160,843 95.3% 3,410,824 160,843 96.5%
Venezuela 27,847,517 3,445,185 89.0% 31,716,668 3,445,185 89.6%
Oceania 27,852,610 11,506,660 70.8% 31,790,921 12,942,678 71.1%
Australia/New Zealand 25,358,583 3,160,914 88.9% 28,763,159 3,177,886 90.1%
Australia 21,392,649 2,530,452 89.4% 24,400,230 2,530,452 90.6%
New Zealand 3,965,934 630,462 86.3% 4,362,929 630,462 86.9%
Melanesia 1,856,394 7,779,669 19.3% 2,322,755 9,157,914 20.2%
Fiji 479,644 413,083 53.7% 533,490 413,083 57.3%
New Caledonia 184,757 78,390 70.2% 220,989 78,390 74.7%
Papua New Guinea 992,537 6,639,282 13.0% 1,286,831 6,639,282 13.9%
Solomon Islands 130,507 453,975 22.3% 187,122 453,975 26.6%
Vanuatu 68,949 194,939 26.1% 94,323 194,939 29.3%
Micronesia 347,078 172,298 66.8% 390,080 185,519 67.8%
Guam 160,569 9,316 94.5% 181,396 9,316 95.2%
Kiribati 46,765 58,790 44.3% 56,714 58,790 46.3%
Marshall Islands 38,517 14,476 72.7% 42,285 14,476 75.1%
Micronesia, FS of 23,424 81,036 22.4% 27,089 81,036 23.5%
Nauru 10,122 0 100.0% 10,706 0 100.0%
Northern Mariana Islands 49,143 5,927 89.2% 50,381 5,927 89.2%
Palau 18,538 2,753 87.1% 21,509 2,753 90.9%
Polynesia 290,555 393,779 42.5% 314,927 421,359 42.8%
American Samoa 48,430 7,108 87.2% 51,684 7,108 87.1%
Cook Islands 15,525 5,308 74.5% 16,687 5,308 76.9%
French Polynesia 158,009 124,755 55.9% 172,236 124,755 55.9%
Niue 542 731 42.6% 523 731 49.2%
Samoa 36,903 156,325 19.1% 37,866 156,325 18.5%
Tokelau 0 1,250 - 0 1,250 -
Tonga 25,224 81,155 23.7% 28,942 81,155 25.0%
Tuvalu 5,922 3,994 59.7% 6,989 3,994 67.3%
Wallis and Futuna Islands 0 13,153 - 0 13,153 -
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014.
note: both 2015 and 2025 projected populations are based on the medium-fertility variant.