Cyprus - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Cyprus was 782,112 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 782,112 in 2016 and a minimum value of 204,124 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 204,124
1961 208,511
1962 211,862
1963 214,845
1964 218,032
1965 221,859
1966 226,502
1967 231,852
1968 237,757
1969 243,912
1970 250,118
1971 256,309
1972 262,549
1973 271,554
1974 289,098
1975 307,185
1976 325,894
1977 345,030
1978 364,357
1979 383,377
1980 401,744
1981 419,079
1982 435,523
1983 442,974
1984 448,297
1985 455,131
1986 463,748
1987 473,988
1988 485,671
1989 498,400
1990 511,914
1991 526,169
1992 541,196
1993 555,048
1994 568,523
1995 581,986
1996 595,334
1997 608,533
1998 621,599
1999 634,594
2000 647,547
2001 660,376
2002 671,117
2003 681,117
2004 691,221
2005 701,562
2006 712,253
2007 723,133
2008 733,722
2009 743,343
2010 751,577
2011 758,206
2012 763,454
2013 767,932
2014 772,266
2015 776,943
2016 782,112

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