Monaco - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Monaco was 38,499 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 38,499 in 2016 and a minimum value of 22,452 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 22,452
1961 22,808
1962 23,039
1963 23,168
1964 23,236
1965 23,282
1966 23,305
1967 23,292
1968 23,304
1969 23,346
1970 23,484
1971 23,720
1972 24,051
1973 24,439
1974 24,835
1975 25,197
1976 25,523
1977 25,809
1978 26,087
1979 26,395
1980 26,745
1981 27,164
1982 27,624
1983 28,095
1984 28,512
1985 28,835
1986 29,041
1987 29,172
1988 29,235
1989 29,312
1990 29,439
1991 29,624
1992 29,863
1993 30,138
1994 30,427
1995 30,691
1996 30,967
1997 31,251
1998 31,523
1999 31,800
2000 32,082
2001 32,360
2002 32,629
2003 32,933
2004 33,314
2005 33,793
2006 34,408
2007 35,111
2008 35,853
2009 36,534
2010 37,094
2011 37,497
2012 37,783
2013 37,971
2014 38,132
2015 38,307
2016 38,499

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