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)|
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 %|
|3||Papua New Guinea||87.02 %|