Which African country has the highest urban population?

In 2019, Gabon had the highest urbanization rate in Africa, with nearly 90 percent of its population living in urban areas. Libya and Djibouti followed at around 80 and 78 percent, respectively.

Which countries has the highest urban population?

Ranking of countries by urban population Total number of urban residents

Rank Country Urban population (millions)
1 China 600.9m
2 India 352.5m
3 USA 254.3m
4 Brazil 168.6m

What is Africa’s urban population?

Africa’s urban population in 2015 was 567 million people, compared to 27 million in 1950. Africa will continue to have the fastest urban growth in the world. The continent’s population is projected to double between now and 2050 and two-thirds of this growth will be absorbed by urban areas.

What is the least urbanized country in the world?

The least urbanised populations are mostly in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, with Trindad and Tobago, Burundi, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Malawi, Nepal and Sri Lanka among the most rural countries.

Why is urbanization in Africa bad?

Recent African urbanization analyses have confirmed the problems of limited job creation, inadequate structural transformation, and poor livability seen in many sub-Saharan African cities today.

What is the most rural country in the world?

Rural Population By Country

Rank Country Percentage of population
1 Trinidad and Tobago 91.45 %
2 Burundi 88.24 %
3 Papua New Guinea 87.02 %
4 Liechtenstein 85.70 %
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