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(1) Proportions of urban and rural population in the current country or area in per cent of the total population, 1950 to 2050.
(2) Proportions of urban population in the current country as compared to the major area and region in which this country is located. The proportion is expressed in per cent of the population between 1950 and 2050.
(3) Proportion of urban population in the current country (blue line), major area (red line) and region (green line) as compared to the ranked urban proportions of all countries of the world (gray area). The figure illustrates, what level of urbanization a country has compared to its major area and region, as well as compared to all other countries of the world.
(4) Urban and rural population in the current country.
(5) Urban population of the current country by size class of its urban agglomerations in 2014. The light blue area is a residual category, which includes all cities and urban agglomerations with a population of less than 300,000 inhabitants. The size classes correspond to the following legend:
(6) Average annual growth rate of the urban population of the current country between 1950 and 2014 (blue line), as compared with the average annual growth rates of the urban population of all countries of the world (gray area). The figure illustrates that urban growth rates between 1950 and 2014 were positive in the great majority of the countries of the world. Only a few countries had negative urban growth rates - indicating that their urban proportion was declining between 1950 and 2014. Due to limitations of space official country names had to be abbreviated in the figure legends.


Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014): World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.