Cabo Verde - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Cabo Verde was 357,119 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 357,119 in 2016 and a minimum value of 33,743 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 33,743
1961 34,905
1962 36,320
1963 37,965
1964 39,815
1965 41,826
1966 44,029
1967 46,409
1968 48,808
1969 51,008
1970 52,848
1971 54,325
1972 55,475
1973 56,373
1974 57,266
1975 58,350
1976 59,689
1977 61,245
1978 63,028
1979 65,012
1980 67,416
1981 72,886
1982 78,885
1983 85,347
1984 92,176
1985 99,247
1986 108,494
1987 118,115
1988 128,249
1989 139,115
1990 150,839
1991 157,624
1992 165,084
1993 173,075
1994 181,365
1995 189,769
1996 198,206
1997 206,688
1998 215,222
1999 223,821
2000 232,484
2001 240,898
2002 249,318
2003 257,669
2004 265,848
2005 273,773
2006 281,405
2007 288,764
2008 295,988
2009 303,227
2010 310,639
2011 318,172
2012 325,806
2013 333,528
2014 341,342
2015 349,197
2016 357,119

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