Rural population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population) - Country Ranking

Definition: Rural population below 5m is the percentage of the total population, living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.

Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University. 2013. Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates Version 2. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.e

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Tuvalu 47.47 2010
2 Vietnam 29.64 2010
3 Greenland 25.72 2010
4 Kiribati 18.83 2010
5 Guyana 17.16 2010
6 Macao SAR, China 16.33 2010
7 Seychelles 14.18 2010
8 Kuwait 14.03 2010
9 Mauritania 13.56 2010
10 Egypt 12.26 2010
11 Guinea-Bissau 11.98 2010
12 Bahrain 9.94 2010
13 Netherlands 9.64 2010
14 The Bahamas 8.49 2010
15 The Gambia 8.36 2010
16 Myanmar 8.05 2010
17 Belize 7.47 2010
18 Bangladesh 7.12 2010
19 Nauru 6.64 2010
20 Cambodia 6.54 2010
21 New Caledonia 5.77 2010
22 Denmark 5.23 2010
23 Albania 4.69 2010
24 Singapore 4.67 2010
25 Tonga 4.60 2010
26 Suriname 4.59 2010
27 Iceland 4.58 2010
28 Hong Kong SAR, China 4.42 2010
29 Senegal 4.24 2010
30 Thailand 4.05 2010
31 Indonesia 3.61 2010
32 Benin 3.45 2010
33 Philippines 3.28 2010
34 Antigua and Barbuda 3.19 2010
35 Iraq 3.10 2010
36 Monaco 3.09 2010
37 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.05 2010
38 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 2.96 2010
39 Sierra Leone 2.88 2010
40 Qatar 2.54 2010
41 Mozambique 2.41 2010
42 Palau 2.37 2010
43 China 2.35 2010
44 Cabo Verde 1.98 2010
45 Malaysia 1.96 2010
46 Liberia 1.94 2010
47 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.93 2010
48 Fiji 1.92 2010
49 Lebanon 1.90 2010
50 Solomon Islands 1.82 2010
51 United Arab Emirates 1.62 2010
52 Cayman Islands 1.58 2010
53 Greece 1.56 2010
54 Norway 1.56 2010
55 Sri Lanka 1.53 2010
56 India 1.53 2010
57 Italy 1.50 2010
58 Cuba 1.48 2010
59 Tunisia 1.48 2010
60 Ireland 1.41 2010
61 Panama 1.41 2010
62 Ecuador 1.38 2010
63 Grenada 1.36 2010
64 Jamaica 1.34 2010
65 Gabon 1.30 2010
66 Portugal 1.27 2010
67 Somalia 1.22 2010
68 Belgium 1.22 2010
69 Sweden 1.14 2010
70 United Kingdom 1.11 2010
71 Madagascar 1.06 2010
72 Guinea 1.05 2010
73 Haiti 1.05 2010
74 Germany 1.03 2010
75 Korea 1.02 2010
76 New Zealand 0.98 2010
77 Argentina 0.96 2010
78 Georgia 0.96 2010
79 Djibouti 0.95 2010
80 Malta 0.91 2010
81 Trinidad and Tobago 0.91 2010
82 Australia 0.90 2010
83 Croatia 0.89 2010
84 Spain 0.88 2010
85 Oman 0.84 2010
86 Ghana 0.84 2010
87 Uruguay 0.83 2010
88 Estonia 0.82 2010
89 Timor-Leste 0.81 2010
90 Mexico 0.81 2010
91 Vanuatu 0.80 2010
92 Honduras 0.75 2010
93 St. Lucia 0.75 2010
94 Venezuela 0.74 2010
95 France 0.74 2010
96 Mauritius 0.73 2010
97 Yemen 0.73 2010
98 Dominican Republic 0.73 2010
99 Japan 0.71 2010
100 Nigeria 0.70 2010
101 Latvia 0.67 2010
102 Lithuania 0.63 2010
103 Poland 0.60 2010
104 Saudi Arabia 0.59 2010
105 Comoros 0.58 2010
106 Libya 0.57 2010
107 Eritrea 0.57 2010
108 Cyprus 0.56 2010
109 Turkey 0.56 2010
110 Nicaragua 0.56 2010
111 Romania 0.55 2010
112 Brunei 0.54 2010
113 Iran 0.52 2010
114 Brazil 0.51 2010
115 Dominica 0.47 2010
116 Ukraine 0.47 2010
117 Puerto Rico 0.47 2010
118 Pakistan 0.42 2010
119 El Salvador 0.41 2010
120 Tanzania 0.40 2010
121 Colombia 0.39 2010
122 Canada 0.37 2010
123 Equatorial Guinea 0.36 2010
124 Papua New Guinea 0.34 2010
125 Finland 0.34 2010
126 Russia 0.34 2010
127 Samoa 0.34 2010
128 Moldova 0.34 2010
129 Kenya 0.33 2010
130 Israel 0.32 2010
131 Peru 0.26 2010
132 Morocco 0.25 2010
133 United States 0.25 2010
134 Costa Rica 0.24 2010
135 Angola 0.24 2010
136 Barbados 0.24 2010
137 Côte d'Ivoire 0.23 2010
138 Cameroon 0.18 2010
139 Guatemala 0.17 2010
140 São Tomé and Principe 0.17 2010
141 Togo 0.17 2010
142 Algeria 0.15 2010
143 Namibia 0.15 2010
144 Bulgaria 0.14 2010
145 Chile 0.14 2010
146 Sudan 0.14 2010
147 Syrian Arab Republic 0.10 2010
148 Slovenia 0.10 2010
149 Congo 0.06 2010
150 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.06 2010
151 South Africa 0.06 2010
152 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.02 2010
153 Jordan 0.00 2010
154 Malawi 0.00 2010
154 Mali 0.00 2010
154 Switzerland 0.00 2010
154 San Marino 0.00 2010
154 Swaziland 0.00 2010
154 Lao PDR 0.00 2010
154 Luxembourg 0.00 2010
154 Macedonia 0.00 2010
154 Belarus 0.00 2010
154 Ethiopia 0.00 2010

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 1990 as described by GRUMPv1 input estimates allocated into 3 arc second grid cells. Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 2000 as described by GRUMPv1 input estimates allocated into 3 arc second grid cells. Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 2010 derived from the application of United Nations 2000-2010 national growth rates to year 2000 population data from GRUMPv1 ( see documentation for full description of methodologies ).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual