Former Soviet republics Compared by People > Percentage living in rural areas.

DEFINITION: Percentage of people living in rural areas. Data for 2003. Urban-rural classification of population in internationally published statistics follows the national census definition, which differs from one country or area to another. National definitions are usually based on criteria that may include any of the following: size of population in a locality, population density, distance between built-up areas, predominant type of economic activity, legal or administrative boundaries and urban characteristics such as specific services and facilities.


1 Tajikistan 75% 2003
2 Kyrgyzstan 66% 2003
3 Uzbekistan 63% 2003
4 Turkmenistan 55% 2003
5 Moldova 54% 2003
6 Azerbaijan 50% 2003
7 Georgia 48% 2003
8 Kazakhstan 44% 2003
9 Armenia 36% 2003
10 Latvia 34% 2003
=11 Lithuania 33% 2003
=11 Ukraine 33% 2003
13 Estonia 31% 2003
14 Belarus 29% 2003
15 Russia 27% 2003


Former Soviet republics Compared by People > Percentage living in rural areas.


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