(1) Proportions of urban and rural population in the
current country or area in per cent of the total population, 1950 to
(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 2011. The light blue area is a residual
category, which includes all cities and urban agglomerations with a population of
less than 750,000 inhabitants. The size classes correspond to the legend below:
(6) Average annual
growth rate of the urban population of the current country between
1950 and 2011 (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 2011 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 2011.
limitations of space official country names had to be abbreviated in
the figure legends.