Rural population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population)

Definition: Rural population below 5m is the percentage of the total population, living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.

Description: The map below shows how Rural population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Tuvalu, with a value of 47.47. The country with the lowest value in the world is Swaziland, with a value of 0.00.

Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University. 2013. Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates Version 2. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/lecz-urban-rural-population-land-area-estimates-v2.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 1990 as described by GRUMPv1 input estimates allocated into 3 arc second grid cells. Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 2000 as described by GRUMPv1 input estimates allocated into 3 arc second grid cells. Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 2010 derived from the application of United Nations 2000-2010 national growth rates to year 2000 population data from GRUMPv1 ( see documentation for full description of methodologies ).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual