Afghanistan - Urban population

Urban population

The value for Urban population in Afghanistan was 9,402,875 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 9,402,875 in 2016 and a minimum value of 739,590 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 739,590
1961 779,908
1962 822,904
1963 868,543
1964 917,278
1965 968,995
1966 1,023,863
1967 1,081,865
1968 1,143,785
1969 1,210,486
1970 1,282,731
1971 1,360,662
1972 1,443,674
1973 1,530,661
1974 1,620,159
1975 1,710,139
1976 1,801,366
1977 1,893,094
1978 1,980,100
1979 2,053,888
1980 2,077,477
1981 2,079,495
1982 2,063,148
1983 2,036,424
1984 2,011,386
1985 1,998,170
1986 1,998,047
1987 2,011,948
1988 2,050,008
1989 2,124,445
1990 2,243,548
1991 2,416,430
1992 2,639,936
1993 2,893,730
1994 3,147,535
1995 3,378,356
1996 3,574,379
1997 3,741,760
1998 3,897,491
1999 4,068,951
2000 4,276,353
2001 4,527,917
2002 4,816,900
2003 5,128,931
2004 5,441,724
2005 5,739,959
2006 6,016,861
2007 6,278,103
2008 6,535,829
2009 6,808,693
2010 7,111,214
2011 7,449,134
2012 7,817,901
2013 8,209,305
2014 8,609,463
2015 9,008,656
2016 9,402,875

Urban population (% of total)

Urban population (% of total) in Afghanistan was 27.13 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 27.13 in 2016, while its lowest value was 8.22 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

Source: The United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

See also:

Year Value
1960 8.22
1961 8.51
1962 8.81
1963 9.11
1964 9.43
1965 9.75
1966 10.09
1967 10.43
1968 10.79
1969 11.15
1970 11.53
1971 11.92
1972 12.32
1973 12.73
1974 13.15
1975 13.58
1976 14.03
1977 14.49
1978 14.96
1979 15.44
1980 15.68
1981 15.93
1982 16.18
1983 16.44
1984 16.70
1985 16.96
1986 17.22
1987 17.49
1988 17.76
1989 18.04
1990 18.32
1991 18.60
1992 18.88
1993 19.17
1994 19.46
1995 19.76
1996 20.06
1997 20.36
1998 20.66
1999 20.97
2000 21.28
2001 21.60
2002 21.92
2003 22.24
2004 22.56
2005 22.90
2006 23.24
2007 23.59
2008 23.95
2009 24.31
2010 24.69
2011 25.07
2012 25.47
2013 25.87
2014 26.28
2015 26.70
2016 27.13

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization