Bangladesh Urban Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Bangladesh urban population for 2020 was 62,873,466, a 3.09% increase from 2019.
  • Bangladesh urban population for 2019 was 60,987,421, a 3.17% increase from 2018.
  • Bangladesh urban population for 2018 was 59,115,518, a 3.24% increase from 2017.
  • Bangladesh urban population for 2017 was 57,259,998, a 3.31% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 481,980,332
Indonesia 154,926,514
Nigeria 107,106,007
Pakistan 82,094,635
Bangladesh 62,873,466
Philippines 51,950,201
Egypt 43,781,728
Vietnam 36,346,227
Ukraine 30,721,277
Morocco 23,450,016
Angola 21,962,884
Ghana 17,820,023
Uzbekistan 17,258,430
Myanmar 16,943,754
Sudan 15,458,183
Cameroon 15,279,799
Kenya 15,053,275
Tunisia 8,221,976
Zambia 8,204,576
Bolivia 8,185,478
Honduras 5,780,230
El Salvador 4,763,725
Sri Lanka 4,101,702
Cambodia 4,051,341
Nicaragua 3,909,282
Congo, Rep. 3,742,867
West Bank and Gaza 3,685,020
Lao PDR 2,640,299
Mauritania 2,572,517
Kyrgyz Republic 2,429,400
Mongolia 2,250,777
Georgia 2,208,084
Papua New Guinea 1,193,981
Moldova 1,121,710
Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
Timor-Leste 412,936
Cabo Verde 370,577
Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
Solomon Islands 169,453
Sao Tome and Principe 162,955
Vanuatu 78,400
Kiribati 66,405
Micronesia 26,378
Bangladesh Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 62,873,466 38.18 3.05%
2019 60,987,421 37.41 3.12%
2018 59,115,518 36.63 3.19%
2017 57,259,998 35.86 3.26%
2016 55,423,124 35.08 3.33%
2015 53,608,407 34.31 3.40%
2014 51,817,405 33.54 3.48%
2013 50,047,694 32.76 3.53%
2012 48,311,264 31.99 3.58%
2011 46,610,536 31.23 3.62%
2010 44,954,428 30.46 3.63%
2009 43,352,797 29.71 3.64%
2008 41,802,030 28.97 3.70%
2007 40,283,012 28.24 3.81%
2006 38,777,274 27.52 3.95%
2005 37,274,029 26.81 4.11%
2004 35,772,636 26.11 4.27%
2003 34,276,155 25.43 4.41%
2002 32,796,273 24.76 4.52%
2001 31,346,175 24.10 4.01%
2000 30,114,490 23.59 3.61%
1999 29,046,504 23.20 3.69%
1998 27,993,765 22.82 3.76%
1997 26,961,629 22.44 3.79%
1996 25,958,280 22.06 3.83%
1995 24,983,814 21.69 3.83%
1994 24,044,693 21.33 3.85%
1993 23,136,115 20.97 3.88%
1992 22,255,442 20.61 3.96%
1991 21,391,215 20.26 4.55%
1990 20,439,396 19.81 4.89%
1989 19,464,439 19.33 4.99%
1988 18,516,964 18.86 5.09%
1987 17,598,710 18.40 5.13%
1986 16,718,786 17.94 5.15%
1985 15,880,101 17.50 5.14%
1984 15,083,860 17.06 5.15%
1983 14,326,358 16.63 5.15%
1982 13,607,077 16.21 5.18%
1981 12,920,085 15.80 8.84%
1980 11,827,262 14.85 10.75%
1979 10,622,254 13.70 10.87%
1978 9,528,585 12.63 10.91%
1977 8,543,816 11.63 10.82%
1976 7,667,522 10.70 10.67%
1975 6,891,722 9.84 10.41%
1974 6,210,172 9.03 7.09%
1973 5,785,039 8.55 5.47%
1972 5,477,299 8.22 5.63%
1971 5,177,654 7.90 5.98%
1970 4,877,173 7.59 6.44%
1969 4,573,116 7.30 6.86%
1968 4,269,774 7.01 7.16%
1967 3,974,776 6.73 7.26%
1966 3,696,385 6.47 7.19%
1965 3,439,969 6.21 7.07%
1964 3,205,156 5.96 6.96%
1963 2,989,609 5.73 6.90%
1962 2,790,353 5.50 6.86%
1961 2,605,370 5.28 5.52%
1960 2,465,493 5.14 %