Use the drop-down menu to find data on urbanization for 78 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean with over 7 million people. Data is presented for each showing changes in the urban population starting in 1950 and projected through 2030. The data sets reflect:
- Percentage of rural and urban dwellers compared to the total population
- Percentage of the total population living in urban areas
- Annual rate of change of the urban population
- Urban population by size of settlement (only for countries with cities of more than 750,000 people)
Please note that the data sets are presented in Excel files. Use the tabs at the bottom of the page to navigate from one data set to another.
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