Montenegro - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Montenegro was 399,969 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 399,969 in 2016 and a minimum value of 90,291 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 90,291
1961 95,782
1962 101,703
1963 107,780
1964 113,586
1965 118,771
1966 123,093
1967 126,621
1968 129,779
1969 133,237
1970 137,597
1971 143,135
1972 149,784
1973 157,258
1974 165,076
1975 172,810
1976 180,301
1977 187,635
1978 194,980
1979 202,628
1980 210,794
1981 219,563
1982 228,836
1983 238,326
1984 247,588
1985 256,235
1986 264,087
1987 271,196
1988 277,825
1989 284,397
1990 291,283
1991 298,483
1992 305,585
1993 312,816
1994 319,860
1995 326,440
1996 332,459
1997 337,985
1998 343,256
1999 348,560
2000 354,162
2001 361,755
2002 369,361
2003 376,961
2004 380,402
2005 382,070
2006 383,653
2007 385,291
2008 387,080
2009 389,018
2010 390,834
2011 392,349
2012 393,815
2013 395,355
2014 396,914
2015 398,344
2016 399,969

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