Bosnia and Herzegovina - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 1,404,616 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,753,764 in 1989 and a minimum value of 614,167 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 614,167
1961 647,394
1962 685,299
1963 724,833
1964 765,518
1965 806,727
1966 848,311
1967 890,331
1968 933,087
1969 977,062
1970 1,022,901
1971 1,069,057
1972 1,112,020
1973 1,156,160
1974 1,201,235
1975 1,246,859
1976 1,292,835
1977 1,339,106
1978 1,386,246
1979 1,434,929
1980 1,485,646
1981 1,532,011
1982 1,561,402
1983 1,591,113
1984 1,621,131
1985 1,650,958
1986 1,681,899
1987 1,713,034
1988 1,739,343
1989 1,753,764
1990 1,751,849
1991 1,726,565
1992 1,673,364
1993 1,612,838
1994 1,557,097
1995 1,514,845
1996 1,489,091
1997 1,477,295
1998 1,475,741
1999 1,478,348
2000 1,480,541
2001 1,481,549
2002 1,482,533
2003 1,483,128
2004 1,483,134
2005 1,482,435
2006 1,480,833
2007 1,477,898
2008 1,473,863
2009 1,468,015
2010 1,460,025
2011 1,449,392
2012 1,436,588
2013 1,423,470
2014 1,412,707
2015 1,406,146
2016 1,404,616

Development Relevance: Explosive growth of cities globally signifies the demographic transition from rural to urban, and is associated with shifts from an agriculture-based economy to mass industry, technology, and service. In principle, cities offer a more favorable setting for the resolution of social and environmental problems than rural areas. Cities generate jobs and income, and deliver education, health care and other services. Cities also present opportunities for social mobilization and women's empowerment.

Limitations and Exceptions: Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverage. There is no consistent and universally accepted standard for distinguishing urban from rural areas, in part because of the wide variety of situations across countries. Most countries use an urban classification related to the size or characteristics of settlements. Some define urban areas based on the presence of certain infrastructure and services. And other countries designate urban areas based on administrative arrangements. Because of national differences in the characteristics that distinguish urban from rural areas, the distinction between urban and rural population is not amenable to a single definition that would be applicable to all countries. Estimates of the world's urban population would change significantly if China, India, and a few other populous nations were to change their definition of urban centers. Because the estimates of city and metropolitan area are based on national definitions of what constitutes a city or metropolitan area, cross-country comparisons should be made with caution.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The indicator is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. To estimate urban populations, UN ratios of urban to total population were applied to the World Bank's estimates of total population. Countries differ in the way they classify population as "urban" or "rural." The population of a city or metropolitan area depends on the boundaries chosen.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization