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Variables: Urban Percentage of Total Population (URBANPCT)1

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Afghanistan South-Central Asia 27.1
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 58.4
Algeria Northern Africa 71.3
American Samoa Polynesia 87.1
Andorra Southern Europe 84.6
Angola Middle Africa 44.8
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 23.4
Argentina South America 91.9
Armenia Western Asia 62.6
Aruba Caribbean 41.3
Australia Australia/New Zealand 89.6
Austria Western Europe 66.0
Azerbaijan Western Asia 54.9
Bahamas, The Caribbean 83.0
Bahrain Western Asia 88.8
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 35.0
Barbados Caribbean 31.4
Belarus Eastern Europe 77.0
Belgium Western Europe 97.9
Belize Central America 43.8
Benin Western Africa 44.4
Bermuda Northern America 100.0
Bhutan South-Central Asia 39.4
Bolivia South America 68.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 39.9
Botswana Southern Africa 57.7
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 85.9
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean 46.5
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 77.5
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 74.3
Burkina Faso Western Africa 30.7
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 34.7
Burundi Eastern Africa 12.4
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 20.9
Cameroon Middle Africa 54.9
Canada Northern America 82.0
Cape Verde Western Africa 66.2
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean 100.0
Central African Republic Middle Africa 40.3
Chad Middle Africa 22.6
Channel Islands Northern Europe 31.6
Chile South America 89.7
China Eastern Asia 56.8
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 76.7
Comoros Eastern Africa 28.4
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 43.0
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 65.8
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 77.7
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 54.9
Croatia Southern Europe 59.3
Cuba Caribbean 77.2
Curacao Caribbean 89.2
Cyprus Western Asia 66.8
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 73.0
Denmark Northern Europe 87.8
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 77.4
Dominica Caribbean 69.8
Dominican Republic Caribbean 79.8
Ecuador South America 64.0
Egypt Northern Africa 43.2
El Salvador Central America 67.2
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 40.1
Eritrea Eastern Africa
Estonia Northern Europe 67.5
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 19.9
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe 42.2
Fiji Melanesia 54.1
Finland Northern Europe 84.4
France Western Europe 79.8
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia 55.8
Gabon Middle Africa 87.4
Gambia, The Western Africa 60.2
Georgia Western Asia 53.8
Germany Western Europe 75.5
Ghana Western Africa 54.7
Gibraltar Southern Europe 100.0
Greece Southern Europe 78.3
Greenland Northern America 86.8
Grenada Caribbean 35.6
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region) 94.6
Guatemala Central America 52.0
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 37.7
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 50.1
Guyana South America 28.7
Haiti Caribbean 59.8
Honduras Central America 55.3
Hong Kong Eastern Asia 100.0
Hungary Eastern Europe 71.7
Iceland Northern Europe 94.2
India South-Central Asia 33.1
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 54.5
Iran South-Central Asia 73.9
Iraq Western Asia 69.6
Ireland Northern Europe 63.5
Isle of Man Northern Europe 52.3
Israel Western Asia 92.2
Italy Southern Europe 69.1
Jamaica Caribbean 55.0
Japan Eastern Asia 93.9
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 83.9
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 53.2
Kenya Eastern Africa 26.1
Kiribati Micronesia (region) 44.4
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia 61.0
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 82.6
Kosovo Southern Europe
Kuwait Western Asia 98.4
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 35.9
Laos South-Eastern Asia 39.7
Latvia Northern Europe 67.4
Lebanon Western Asia 87.9
Lesotho Southern Africa 27.8
Liberia Western Africa 50.1
Libya Northern Africa 78.8
Liechtenstein Western Europe 14.3
Lithuania Northern Europe 66.5
Luxembourg Western Europe 90.4
Macau Eastern Asia 100.0
Macedonia Southern Europe 57.2
Madagascar Eastern Africa 35.7
Malawi Eastern Africa 16.5
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 75.4
Maldives South-Central Asia 46.5
Mali Western Africa 40.7
Malta Southern Europe 95.5
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region) 72.9
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 60.4
Mauritius Eastern Africa 39.5
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 79.5
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region) 22.5
Moldova Eastern Europe 45.1
Monaco Western Europe 100.0
Mongolia Eastern Asia 72.8
Montenegro Southern Europe 64.2
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 60.7
Mozambique Eastern Africa 32.5
Namibia Southern Africa 47.6
Nauru Micronesia (region) 100.0
Nepal South-Central Asia 19.0
Netherlands Western Europe 91.0
New Caledonia Melanesia 70.7
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 86.3
Nicaragua Central America 59.1
Niger Western Africa 19.0
Nigeria Western Africa 48.6
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region) 89.2
Norway Northern Europe 80.7
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 75.5
Oman Western Asia 78.1
Pakistan South-Central Asia 39.2
Palau Micronesia (region) 87.6
Panama Central America 66.9
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 13.0
Paraguay South America 59.9
Peru South America 78.9
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 44.3
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 60.5
Portugal Southern Europe 64.0
Puerto Rico Caribbean 93.6
Qatar Western Asia 99.3
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 54.7
Russia Eastern Europe 74.1
Rwanda Eastern Africa 29.8
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean
Saint Helena Western Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean 32.2
Saint Lucia Caribbean 18.5
Saint Martin Caribbean
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean 50.9
Samoa Polynesia 19.0
San Marino Southern Europe 94.2
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa 65.6
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 83.3
Senegal Western Africa 44.1
Serbia Southern Europe 55.7
Seychelles Eastern Africa 54.2
Sierra Leone Western Africa 40.3
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 100.0
Sint Maarten Caribbean 100.0
Slovakia Eastern Europe 53.5
Slovenia Southern Europe 49.6
Solomon Islands Melanesia 22.8
Somalia Eastern Africa 40.0
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 65.3
South Sudan Eastern Africa 19.0
Spain Southern Europe 79.8
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 18.4
Sudan Northern Africa 34.0
Suriname South America 66.0
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 21.3
Sweden Northern Europe 86.0
Switzerland Western Europe 74.0
Syria Western Asia 58.1
Taiwan Eastern Asia
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 26.9
Tanzania Eastern Africa 32.3
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 51.5
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 33.4
Togo Western Africa 40.5
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia 23.8
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 8.4
Tunisia Northern Africa 67.0
Turkey Western Asia 73.9
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 50.4
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean 92.5
Tuvalu Polynesia 60.6
Uganda Eastern Africa 16.4
Ukraine Eastern Europe 69.9
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 85.8
United Kingdom Northern Europe 82.8
United States (General) Northern America 81.8
Uruguay South America 95.5
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 36.5
Vanuatu Melanesia 26.4
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 89.0
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 34.2
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean 95.5
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa
Yemen Western Asia 35.2
Zambia Eastern Africa 41.4
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 32.3


1 Relying on agencies from each country, as well as a synthesis of data from United Nations divisions, Eurostate Demographic statistics, the U.S. Census international database, and its own data collection, the World Bank's Open Data site offers free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.

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