Urbanization in the Arab world countries 2017

This statistic shows the degree of urbanization in the Arab world (Arab League) countries in 2017. Urbanization is defined as the share of urban population in the total population. In 2017, 70.05 percent of the total population of Algeria lived in urban areas.

Arab world countries: Urbanization in 2017, by country

Share of urban population in total population
Kuwait 100%
Qatar 99.08%
Jordan 90.75%
Bahrain 89.19%
Lebanon 88.43%
United Arab Emirates 86.25%
Saudi Arabia 83.62%
Oman 83.56%
Libya 79.82%
Djibouti 77.65%
West Bank and Gaza75.9%
Algeria 72.05%
Iraq 70.28%
Tunisia 68.64%
Morocco 61.91%
Syria 53.5%
Mauritania 52.82%
Somalia 44.39%
Egypt 42.71%
Sudan 34.37%
Comoros 28.78%
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2007 to 2017

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the Arab world (Arab League) includes the following countries:
Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza (Palestine), Yemen.

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