South and Central Asia Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas

DEFINITION: Percentage of people living in urban 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 Kazakhstan 56% 2003
2 Turkmenistan 45% 2003
3 Uzbekistan 37% 2003
=4 Pakistan 34% 2003
=4 Kyrgyzstan 34% 2003
6 Maldives 29% 2003
7 India 28% 2003
8 Tajikistan 25% 2003
9 Bangladesh 24% 2003
10 Afghanistan 23% 2003
11 Sri Lanka 21% 2003
12 Nepal 15% 2003
13 Bhutan 9% 2003


South and Central Asia Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas


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