Bhutan Urban Population 1960-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2018 was 308,509, a 3.02% increase from 2017.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2017 was 299,472, a 3.1% increase from 2016.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2016 was 290,470, a 3.18% increase from 2015.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2015 was 281,528, a 3.26% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Urban Population
India 460,295,677
Indonesia 148,084,795
Nigeria 98,611,179
Pakistan 77,810,763
Bangladesh 59,107,944
Philippines 50,027,217
Egypt 42,030,812
Vietnam 34,317,154
Ukraine 30,946,607
Morocco 22,501,278
Angola 20,184,707
Ghana 16,687,441
Uzbekistan 16,635,227
Myanmar 16,423,490
Sudan 14,480,887
Cameroon 14,215,401
Kenya 13,891,531
Tunisia 7,973,630
Bolivia 7,881,919
Zambia 7,551,686
Honduras 5,474,092
El Salvador 4,624,412
Sri Lanka 4,003,749
Cambodia 3,800,503
Nicaragua 3,783,748
Congo, Rep. 3,509,318
West Bank and Gaza 3,479,999
Lao PDR 2,471,810
Mauritania 2,363,349
Kyrgyz Republic 2,295,856
Georgia 2,187,560
Mongolia 2,169,849
Moldova 1,511,574
Papua New Guinea 1,133,366
Djibouti 745,819
Lesotho 593,502
Timor-Leste 387,720
Cabo Verde 357,429
Bhutan 308,509
Eswatini 270,402
Solomon Islands 155,047
Sao Tome and Principe 153,635
Vanuatu 73,972
Kiribati 62,623
Micronesia 25,573
Bhutan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2018 308,509 40.90 2.97%
2017 299,472 40.17 3.05%
2016 290,470 39.43 3.13%
2015 281,528 38.68 3.20%
2014 272,652 37.92 3.28%
2013 263,846 37.15 3.34%
2012 255,173 36.37 3.37%
2011 246,710 35.59 3.38%
2010 238,507 34.79 3.33%
2009 230,698 34.01 3.30%
2008 223,217 33.24 3.34%
2007 215,879 32.47 3.49%
2006 208,478 31.71 3.71%
2005 200,882 30.97 5.26%
2004 190,590 29.84 5.65%
2003 180,114 28.69 5.88%
2002 169,836 27.57 6.06%
2001 159,844 26.48 6.21%
2000 150,226 25.42 6.41%
1999 140,905 24.38 6.58%
1998 131,934 23.38 6.53%
1997 123,588 22.40 6.18%
1996 116,177 21.46 5.65%
1995 109,795 20.54 4.93%
1994 104,512 19.65 4.33%
1993 100,080 18.79 4.15%
1992 96,010 17.96 4.54%
1991 91,748 17.16 5.33%
1990 86,988 16.39 6.28%
1989 81,695 15.65 7.14%
1988 76,069 14.93 7.76%
1987 70,390 14.24 7.98%
1986 64,992 13.58 7.86%
1985 60,081 12.94 7.61%
1984 55,676 12.33 7.49%
1983 51,657 11.75 7.40%
1982 47,972 11.18 7.49%
1981 44,512 10.65 7.67%
1980 41,225 10.13 7.90%
1979 38,093 9.64 8.06%
1978 35,143 9.17 8.20%
1977 32,377 8.72 8.25%
1976 29,814 8.29 8.30%
1975 27,440 7.88 8.29%
1974 25,257 7.48 8.29%
1973 23,248 7.11 8.29%
1972 21,399 6.75 8.35%
1971 19,685 6.41 8.37%
1970 18,104 6.09 8.41%
1969 16,643 5.78 8.45%
1968 15,294 5.49 8.44%
1967 14,056 5.21 8.38%
1966 12,926 4.94 8.23%
1965 11,905 4.69 8.09%
1964 10,980 4.45 7.93%
1963 10,143 4.22 7.82%
1962 9,380 4.00 7.78%
1961 8,678 3.79 7.77%
1960 8,029 3.60 7.82%