Nepal - Urban population

Urban population

The value for Urban population in Nepal was 5,505,277 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,505,277 in 2016 and a minimum value of 350,193 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 350,193
1961 365,019
1962 375,077
1963 385,474
1964 396,407
1965 407,846
1966 419,954
1967 432,642
1968 446,030
1969 459,991
1970 474,638
1971 490,363
1972 524,726
1973 561,530
1974 601,163
1975 643,637
1976 689,364
1977 738,370
1978 790,825
1979 847,199
1980 907,691
1981 972,277
1982 1,032,575
1983 1,096,484
1984 1,164,087
1985 1,235,231
1986 1,309,947
1987 1,388,684
1988 1,472,433
1989 1,562,449
1990 1,660,072
1991 1,766,696
1992 1,895,316
1993 2,033,134
1994 2,178,946
1995 2,331,136
1996 2,489,757
1997 2,654,311
1998 2,825,268
1999 3,003,210
2000 3,188,642
2001 3,374,675
2002 3,503,897
2003 3,633,809
2004 3,763,768
2005 3,892,965
2006 4,020,796
2007 4,147,713
2008 4,275,851
2009 4,407,736
2010 4,545,832
2011 4,690,978
2012 4,843,714
2013 5,002,934
2014 5,167,009
2015 5,334,367
2016 5,505,277

Urban population (% of total)

Urban population (% of total) in Nepal was 19.00 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 19.00 in 2016, while its lowest value was 3.48 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

Source: The United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 3.48
1961 3.57
1962 3.61
1963 3.65
1964 3.70
1965 3.74
1966 3.78
1967 3.82
1968 3.87
1969 3.91
1970 3.96
1971 4.01
1972 4.20
1973 4.40
1974 4.61
1975 4.83
1976 5.06
1977 5.30
1978 5.55
1979 5.82
1980 6.09
1981 6.38
1982 6.62
1983 6.86
1984 7.12
1985 7.39
1986 7.66
1987 7.94
1988 8.24
1989 8.54
1990 8.85
1991 9.18
1992 9.59
1993 10.01
1994 10.44
1995 10.90
1996 11.37
1997 11.86
1998 12.36
1999 12.89
2000 13.43
2001 13.97
2002 14.26
2003 14.56
2004 14.87
2005 15.18
2006 15.50
2007 15.82
2008 16.15
2009 16.48
2010 16.82
2011 17.17
2012 17.52
2013 17.88
2014 18.24
2015 18.62
2016 19.00

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization