Urban population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population) - Country Ranking

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

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: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Suriname 51.59 2010
2 Netherlands 48.86 2010
3 Bahrain 24.34 2010
4 Macao SAR, China 23.31 2010
5 Monaco 22.17 2010
6 Greenland 20.74 2010
7 Latvia 16.63 2010
8 The Gambia 15.18 2010
9 United Arab Emirates 13.17 2010
10 Belize 13.06 2010
11 Japan 11.94 2010
12 The Bahamas 11.80 2010
13 Djibouti 11.40 2010
14 Denmark 11.11 2010
15 Guyana 10.70 2010
16 Cayman Islands 10.49 2010
17 Qatar 10.29 2010
18 Belgium 9.95 2010
19 Egypt 9.26 2010
20 Antigua and Barbuda 8.64 2010
21 Puerto Rico 8.45 2010
22 Benin 8.41 2010
23 New Caledonia 8.23 2010
24 Vietnam 7.33 2010
25 Tunisia 7.04 2010
26 Thailand 6.29 2010
27 Hong Kong SAR, China 5.91 2010
28 Senegal 5.82 2010
29 Singapore 5.67 2010
30 Libya 5.60 2010
31 Mauritania 5.56 2010
32 Cyprus 5.07 2010
33 Guinea 5.00 2010
34 Oman 4.82 2010
35 Saudi Arabia 4.61 2010
36 Liberia 4.43 2010
37 China 4.20 2010
38 United Kingdom 4.20 2010
39 Italy 4.16 2010
40 Ecuador 3.81 2010
41 Indonesia 3.76 2010
42 Cabo Verde 3.66 2010
43 Gabon 3.64 2010
44 Australia 3.61 2010
45 Côte d'Ivoire 3.54 2010
46 Spain 3.49 2010
47 Togo 3.44 2010
48 Kuwait 3.38 2010
49 Ireland 3.35 2010
50 Uruguay 3.29 2010
51 Guinea-Bissau 3.28 2010
52 New Zealand 3.25 2010
53 Malaysia 3.14 2010
54 Germany 3.01 2010
55 Iceland 2.98 2010
56 Fiji 2.98 2010
57 Greece 2.94 2010
58 Tonga 2.93 2010
59 Myanmar 2.92 2010
60 Mozambique 2.83 2010
61 Iraq 2.71 2010
62 Sweden 2.59 2010
63 Seychelles 2.46 2010
64 Albania 2.38 2010
65 Philippines 2.37 2010
66 Portugal 2.35 2010
67 Norway 2.29 2010
68 Jamaica 2.29 2010
69 United States 2.26 2010
70 Lithuania 2.24 2010
71 Lebanon 2.22 2010
72 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 2.18 2010
73 France 2.15 2010
74 Estonia 2.09 2010
75 Argentina 2.06 2010
76 Brazil 2.05 2010
77 Korea 2.03 2010
78 Trinidad and Tobago 2.00 2010
79 Nigeria 1.97 2010
80 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.96 2010
81 Canada 1.85 2010
82 Bangladesh 1.79 2010
83 Georgia 1.79 2010
84 Ghana 1.79 2010
85 Venezuela 1.76 2010
86 Kiribati 1.74 2010
87 Panama 1.60 2010
88 Finland 1.52 2010
89 Sri Lanka 1.45 2010
90 Cuba 1.42 2010
91 Romania 1.41 2010
92 Malta 1.35 2010
93 Ukraine 1.33 2010
94 Somalia 1.28 2010
95 Israel 1.25 2010
96 Turkey 1.20 2010
97 Angola 1.19 2010
98 São Tomé and Principe 1.15 2010
99 Poland 1.15 2010
100 India 1.14 2010
101 Morocco 1.13 2010
102 Samoa 1.11 2010
103 Palau 1.08 2010
104 Brunei 1.07 2010
105 Solomon Islands 1.04 2010
106 Croatia 0.95 2010
107 Namibia 0.94 2010
108 Sierra Leone 0.90 2010
109 St. Lucia 0.87 2010
110 Russia 0.87 2010
111 Yemen 0.85 2010
112 Colombia 0.83 2010
113 Haiti 0.82 2010
114 Mexico 0.77 2010
115 Iran 0.76 2010
116 Mauritius 0.68 2010
117 Slovenia 0.66 2010
118 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.66 2010
119 Peru 0.65 2010
120 Cambodia 0.65 2010
121 Pakistan 0.64 2010
122 Madagascar 0.61 2010
123 Algeria 0.60 2010
124 Bulgaria 0.59 2010
125 Equatorial Guinea 0.59 2010
126 Grenada 0.53 2010
127 Dominica 0.51 2010
128 Dominican Republic 0.50 2010
129 Barbados 0.47 2010
130 Congo 0.42 2010
131 Vanuatu 0.37 2010
132 Tanzania 0.31 2010
133 Nicaragua 0.30 2010
134 Cameroon 0.28 2010
135 Moldova 0.26 2010
136 Chile 0.23 2010
137 Eritrea 0.20 2010
138 Sudan 0.17 2010
139 Honduras 0.16 2010
140 Comoros 0.14 2010
141 Papua New Guinea 0.14 2010
142 Timor-Leste 0.12 2010
143 Costa Rica 0.12 2010
144 South Africa 0.11 2010
145 El Salvador 0.09 2010
146 Kenya 0.09 2010
147 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.05 2010
148 Guatemala 0.04 2010
149 Syrian Arab Republic 0.03 2010
150 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.02 2010
151 Jordan 0.00 2010
152 Ethiopia 0.00 2010
152 San Marino 0.00 2010
152 Switzerland 0.00 2010
152 Mali 0.00 2010
152 Tuvalu 0.00 2010
152 Lao PDR 0.00 2010
152 Malawi 0.00 2010
152 Swaziland 0.00 2010
152 Belarus 0.00 2010
152 Luxembourg 0.00 2010
152 Macedonia 0.00 2010

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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