South Asia 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 Bhutan 91% 2003
2 Afghanistan 77% 2003
3 Bangladesh 76% 2003
4 India 72% 2003
5 Pakistan 66% 2003


South Asia Compared by People > Percentage living in rural areas.


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