Slovak Republic - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Slovak Republic was 2,902,619 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,037,825 in 1998 and a minimum value of 1,361,347 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 1,361,347
1961 1,423,197
1962 1,471,245
1963 1,519,388
1964 1,569,094
1965 1,619,143
1966 1,669,066
1967 1,718,790
1968 1,768,232
1969 1,818,423
1970 1,863,258
1971 1,914,539
1972 1,979,489
1973 2,047,898
1974 2,119,100
1975 2,192,168
1976 2,266,922
1977 2,343,045
1978 2,419,732
1979 2,497,145
1980 2,571,477
1981 2,623,925
1982 2,667,930
1983 2,711,169
1984 2,753,815
1985 2,796,439
1986 2,837,965
1987 2,878,046
1988 2,917,651
1989 2,956,110
1990 2,993,564
1991 3,011,210
1992 3,008,952
1993 3,017,265
1994 3,025,916
1995 3,031,513
1996 3,034,659
1997 3,037,037
1998 3,037,825
1999 3,037,635
2000 3,030,239
2001 3,020,933
2002 3,011,770
2003 3,001,728
2004 2,993,058
2005 2,985,293
2006 2,977,317
2007 2,970,070
2008 2,964,549
2009 2,960,369
2010 2,948,302
2011 2,937,261
2012 2,928,907
2013 2,920,255
2014 2,912,903
2015 2,907,049
2016 2,902,619

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