Kyrgyz Republic - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Kyrgyz Republic was 2,180,648 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,180,648 in 2016 and a minimum value of 742,514 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 742,514
1961 778,534
1962 813,050
1963 849,091
1964 886,206
1965 922,554
1966 960,953
1967 999,643
1968 1,039,135
1969 1,077,271
1970 1,108,956
1971 1,136,657
1972 1,165,888
1973 1,195,196
1974 1,226,436
1975 1,257,236
1976 1,287,423
1977 1,317,380
1978 1,346,753
1979 1,373,807
1980 1,397,293
1981 1,421,871
1982 1,448,346
1983 1,476,863
1984 1,504,955
1985 1,531,357
1986 1,558,567
1987 1,586,429
1988 1,612,568
1989 1,639,650
1990 1,658,864
1991 1,673,404
1992 1,679,864
1993 1,667,475
1994 1,654,017
1995 1,657,660
1996 1,669,279
1997 1,680,607
1998 1,693,186
1999 1,708,661
2000 1,729,037
2001 1,745,422
2002 1,761,468
2003 1,779,932
2004 1,801,551
2005 1,821,882
2006 1,841,521
2007 1,859,060
2008 1,876,703
2009 1,899,444
2010 1,923,272
2011 1,948,970
2012 1,985,117
2013 2,029,486
2014 2,076,563
2015 2,127,030
2016 2,180,648

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