Czech Republic - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Czech Republic was 7,707,880 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 7,796,600 in 1989 and a minimum value of 5,717,803 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 5,717,803
1961 5,758,030
1962 5,828,213
1963 5,903,373
1964 5,985,712
1965 6,064,767
1966 6,137,954
1967 6,205,159
1968 6,267,134
1969 6,326,884
1970 6,348,795
1971 6,416,419
1972 6,560,396
1973 6,712,314
1974 6,871,460
1975 7,032,685
1976 7,191,239
1977 7,343,835
1978 7,491,275
1979 7,633,521
1980 7,745,353
1981 7,774,989
1982 7,782,743
1983 7,786,562
1984 7,788,361
1985 7,790,569
1986 7,791,420
1987 7,792,255
1988 7,795,245
1989 7,796,600
1990 7,772,750
1991 7,747,721
1992 7,742,438
1993 7,737,165
1994 7,726,630
1995 7,708,571
1996 7,686,196
1997 7,664,419
1998 7,643,675
1999 7,622,397
2000 7,587,516
2001 7,547,721
2002 7,526,242
2003 7,517,054
2004 7,512,306
2005 7,515,659
2006 7,528,974
2007 7,565,828
2008 7,621,676
2009 7,657,912
2010 7,673,029
2011 7,681,562
2012 7,684,960
2013 7,681,727
2014 7,685,503
2015 7,697,779
2016 7,707,880

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