Rural population

percent of population, 1960–2016

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    1960 Ranking
    1. Burundi 97.92
    2. Rwanda 97.40
    3. Botswana 96.94
    4. Nepal 96.52
    5. Lesotho 96.49
    6. Bhutan 96.40
    7. Papua New Guinea 96.28
    8. Swaziland 96.09
    9. Malawi 95.61
    10. Uganda 95.58
    11. Burkina Faso 95.30
    12. Mozambique 95.23
    13. Bangladesh 94.87
    14. Tanzania 94.75
    15. Solomon Islands 94.23
    16. Niger 94.21
    17. Ethiopia 93.57
    18. Chad 93.31
    19. Mauritania 93.12
    20. Kenya 92.64
    21. Laos 92.05
    22. Afghanistan 91.78
    23. South Sudan 91.25
    24. Yemen 90.90
    25. Benin 90.73
    26. Eritrea 90.25
    27. Timor Leste 89.91
    28. Togo 89.90
    29. Cambodia 89.72
    30. Vanuatu 89.60
    31. Angola 89.57
    32. Guinea 89.53
    33. Madagascar 89.36
    34. Sudan 89.25
    35. Mali 88.93
    36. Maldives 88.83
    37. Gambia 87.87
    38. British Virgin Islands 87.77
    39. Comoros 87.45
    40. Zimbabwe 87.39
    41. Guinea Bissau 86.40
    42. Cameroon 86.06
    43. Indonesia 85.41
    44. Vietnam 85.30
    45. Nigeria 84.59
    46. Haiti 84.41
    47. Tuvalu 84.11
    48. Saint Thomas and Principe 83.93
    49. China 83.80
    50. Kiribati 83.71
    51. Oman 83.60
    52. Sri Lanka 83.57
    53. Cape Verde 83.32
    54. Somalia 82.69
    55. Trinidad and Tobago 82.65
    56. Sierra Leone 82.65
    57. Gabon 82.60
    58. Tonga 82.45
    59. Ivory Coast 82.32
    60. Namibia 82.09
    61. India 82.08
    62. Zambia 81.86
    63. Liberia 81.37
    64. Montenegro 81.21
    65. Samoa 81.07
    66. Bosnia and Herzegovina 80.96
    67. Burma (Myanmar) 80.77
    68. Thailand 80.33
    69. Central African Republic 79.90
    70. Liechtenstein 79.56
    71. Faroe Islands 78.62
    72. Saint Lucia 78.54
    73. Pakistan 77.90
    74. Congo (Kinshasa) 77.70
    75. Micronesia 77.69
    76. Honduras 77.25
    77. Senegal 77.00
    78. Ghana 76.75
    79. Moldova 76.58
    80. Equatorial Guinea 74.46
    81. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 74.06
    82. Malaysia 73.40
    83. Libya 72.68
    84. Saint Kitts and Nevis 72.36
    85. Seychelles 72.33
    86. South Korea 72.29
    87. Slovenia 71.80
    88. Guyana 70.99
    89. Morocco 70.64
    90. Fiji 70.32
    91. Croatia 69.85
    92. Dominican Republic 69.77
    93. Philippines 69.70
    94. Grenada 69.67
    95. Algeria 69.49
    96. Albania 69.30
    97. Guatemala 68.88
    98. Saudi Arabia 68.75
    99. Turkey 68.49
    100. Congo (Brazzaville) 68.40
    101. Belarus 67.60
    102. Tajikistan 66.83
    103. Mauritius 66.82
    104. Slovakia 66.54
    105. Iran 66.27
    106. Jamaica 66.23
    107. Ecuador 66.12
    108. Uzbekistan 66.02
    109. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 65.98
    110. Kyrgyzstan 65.82
    111. Romania 65.79
    112. Costa Rica 65.75
    113. Portugal 65.05
    114. Paraguay 64.43
    115. Marshall Islands 64.42
    116. Cyprus 64.37
    117. Mongolia 64.32
    118. Bolivia 63.24
    119. Barbados 63.22
    120. Syria 63.19
    121. Bulgaria 62.90
    122. New Caledonia 62.64
    123. Tunisia 62.49
    124. Dominica 62.15
    125. Egypt 62.14
    126. El Salvador 61.66
    127. Channel Islands 61.30
    128. Lithuania 60.54
    129. Nicaragua 60.42
    130. Antigua and Barbuda 60.34
    131. North Korea 59.81
    132. Panama 58.75
    133. French Polynesia 57.72
    134. Lebanon 57.66
    135. Iraq 57.10
    136. Georgia 56.93
    137. Brunei 56.60
    138. Kazakhstan 55.80
    139. Puerto Rico 55.45
    140. Colombia 54.97
    141. Ireland 54.18
    142. Brazil 53.86
    143. Turkmenistan 53.59
    144. South Africa 53.38
    145. Ukraine 53.21
    146. Peru 53.19
    147. Suriname 52.74
    148. Turks and Caicos 52.32
    149. Poland 52.11
    150. San Marino 51.10
    151. Norway 50.08
    152. Guam 49.85
    153. Djibouti 49.68
    154. Mexico 49.25
    155. Aruba 49.22
    156. Jordan 49.12
    157. Switzerland 48.98
    158. Northern Mariana Islands 48.78
    159. Armenia 48.73
    160. Azerbaijan 47.34
    161. Latvia 47.13
    162. Russia 46.27
    163. Belize 45.97
    164. Isle of Man 44.88
    165. Finland 44.71
    166. Hungary 44.09
    167. Greece 44.06
    168. Virgin Islands (U.S.) 43.52
    169. Spain 43.43
    170. Palau 43.18
    171. Estonia 42.47
    172. Cuba 41.60
    173. Andorra 41.55
    174. Greenland 41.47
    175. Italy 40.64
    176. Czech Republic 40.45
    177. Bahamas 40.29
    178. Netherlands 40.25
    179. Venezuela 38.39
    180. France 38.12
    181. Japan 36.73
    182. Austria 35.28
    183. American Samoa 33.79
    184. Chile 32.16
    185. Canada 30.94
    186. Luxembourg 30.44
    187. United States 30.00
    188. Germany 28.62
    189. Sweden 27.51
    190. United Arab Emirates 26.50
    191. Argentina 26.39
    192. Denmark 26.31
    193. Curacao 25.29
    194. Kuwait 25.11
    195. New Zealand 24.00
    196. Israel 23.15
    197. United Kingdom 21.56
    198. Uruguay 19.76
    199. Iceland 19.70
    200. Australia 18.47
    201. Bahrain 17.68
    202. Hong Kong 14.80
    203. Qatar 14.73
    204. Malta 9.87
    205. Belgium 7.54
    206. Macau 4.71
    2016 Ranking
    1. Trinidad and Tobago 91.65
    2. Burundi 87.64
    3. Papua New Guinea 86.96
    4. Liechtenstein 85.72
    5. Uganda 83.56
    6. Malawi 83.55
    7. Sri Lanka 81.59
    8. Saint Lucia 81.46
    9. Samoa 81.05
    10. Nepal 81.01
    11. Niger 80.99
    12. South Sudan 80.97
    13. Ethiopia 80.08
    14. Cambodia 79.06
    15. Swaziland 78.69
    16. Micronesia 77.52
    17. Chad 77.38
    18. Solomon Islands 77.22
    19. Antigua and Barbuda 76.61
    20. Tonga 76.20
    21. Kenya 73.95
    22. Vanuatu 73.56
    23. Tajikistan 73.11
    24. Afghanistan 72.87
    25. Lesotho 72.16
    26. Comoros 71.59
    27. Guyana 71.34
    28. Rwanda 70.23
    29. Burkina Faso 69.31
    30. Barbados 68.59
    31. Channel Islands 68.42
    32. Saint Kitts and Nevis 67.85
    33. Zimbabwe 67.72
    34. Tanzania 67.68
    35. Mozambique 67.49
    36. India 66.86
    37. Timor Leste 66.60
    38. Sudan 65.99
    39. Vietnam 65.76
    40. Burma (Myanmar) 65.35
    41. Bangladesh 64.97
    42. Yemen 64.81
    43. Grenada 64.38
    44. Madagascar 64.26
    45. Kyrgyzstan 64.15
    46. Uzbekistan 63.52
    47. Guinea 62.35
    48. Pakistan 60.78
    49. Bhutan 60.62
    50. Mauritius 60.45
    51. Laos 60.35
    52. Bosnia and Herzegovina 60.06
    53. Somalia 59.97
    54. Equatorial Guinea 59.90
    55. Sierra Leone 59.68
    56. Central African Republic 59.67
    57. Togo 59.54
    58. Mali 59.32
    59. Aruba 58.70
    60. Zambia 58.62
    61. Faroe Islands 57.81
    62. Congo (Kinshasa) 56.99
    63. Egypt 56.78
    64. Belize 56.16
    65. Senegal 55.94
    66. Philippines 55.71
    67. Benin 55.61
    68. Kiribati 55.55
    69. Angola 55.18
    70. Moldova 54.91
    71. British Virgin Islands 53.50
    72. Maldives 53.46
    73. Namibia 52.38
    74. Nigeria 51.40
    75. Slovenia 50.37
    76. Guinea Bissau 49.91
    77. Liberia 49.90
    78. Turkmenistan 49.60
    79. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 49.10
    80. Thailand 48.46
    81. Guatemala 47.97
    82. Isle of Man 47.72
    83. Kazakhstan 46.77
    84. Slovakia 46.53
    85. Georgia 46.17
    86. Fiji 45.90
    87. Seychelles 45.79
    88. Indonesia 45.53
    89. Ghana 45.32
    90. Romania 45.25
    91. Ivory Coast 45.13
    92. Azerbaijan 45.11
    93. Cameroon 45.06
    94. Jamaica 44.97
    95. Honduras 44.69
    96. Serbia 44.33
    97. French Polynesia 44.20
    98. China 43.22
    99. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 42.80
    100. Botswana 42.29
    101. Syria 41.94
    102. Albania 41.62
    103. Nicaragua 40.89
    104. Croatia 40.72
    105. Haiti 40.21
    106. Paraguay 40.08
    107. Gambia 39.78
    108. Mauritania 39.55
    109. Poland 39.47
    110. Tuvalu 39.38
    111. Morocco 39.32
    112. North Korea 38.95
    113. Armenia 37.44
    114. Ireland 36.47
    115. Ecuador 36.02
    116. Portugal 35.98
    117. Montenegro 35.78
    118. South Africa 34.71
    119. Saint Thomas and Principe 34.35
    120. Congo (Brazzaville) 34.20
    121. Suriname 33.99
    122. Austria 33.97
    123. Cape Verde 33.81
    124. Lithuania 33.49
    125. Cyprus 33.16
    126. Panama 33.11
    127. Tunisia 32.95
    128. El Salvador 32.81
    129. Latvia 32.64
    130. Estonia 32.53
    131. Bolivia 31.09
    132. Italy 30.88
    133. Iraq 30.41
    134. Dominica 30.18
    135. Ukraine 30.09
    136. New Caledonia 29.26
    137. Algeria 28.70
    138. Hungary 28.33
    139. Mongolia 27.18
    140. Marshall Islands 27.06
    141. Czech Republic 27.02
    142. Iran 26.12
    143. Turkey 26.11
    144. Switzerland 26.01
    145. Russia 25.90
    146. Bulgaria 25.73
    147. Malaysia 24.63
    148. West Bank and Gaza 24.52
    149. Germany 24.49
    150. Colombia 23.29
    151. Belarus 22.95
    152. Cuba 22.82
    153. Djibouti 22.57
    154. Brunei 22.50
    155. Costa Rica 22.33
    156. Oman 21.91
    157. Greece 21.67
    158. Libya 21.25
    159. Peru 21.08
    160. Mexico 20.48
    161. France 20.25
    162. Spain 20.20
    163. Dominican Republic 20.16
    164. Norway 19.27
    165. United States 18.21
    166. Canada 17.99
    167. South Korea 17.41
    168. United Kingdom 17.17
    169. Bahamas 17.05
    170. Saudi Arabia 16.67
    171. Jordan 16.10
    172. Finland 15.64
    173. Andorra 15.39
    174. United Arab Emirates 14.20
    175. Brazil 14.07
    176. Sweden 14.04
    177. New Zealand 13.68
    178. Greenland 13.19
    179. American Samoa 12.85
    180. Gabon 12.63
    181. Palau 12.36
    182. Denmark 12.15
    183. Lebanon 12.09
    184. Bahrain 11.17
    185. Venezuela 10.96
    186. Northern Mariana Islands 10.79
    187. Curacao 10.76
    188. Australia 10.45
    189. Chile 10.30
    190. Luxembourg 9.57
    191. Netherlands 8.97
    192. Argentina 8.11
    193. Israel 7.80
    194. Turks and Caicos 7.50
    195. Puerto Rico 6.43
    196. Japan 6.07
    197. San Marino 5.78
    198. Iceland 5.77
    199. Guam 5.41
    200. Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4.54
    201. Uruguay 4.54
    202. Malta 4.47
    203. Belgium 2.10
    204. Kuwait 1.64
    205. Qatar 0.68

    Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. “Rural” encompasses all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area.

    Source: World Bank