Bhutan Urban Population 1960-2020

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 2019 was 317,538, a 2.93% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Philippines 50,975,903
Egypt 42,895,824
Vietnam 35,332,140
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Lao PDR 2,555,552
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Papua New Guinea 1,162,834
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Bhutan 317,538
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Bhutan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 317,538 41.61 2.88%
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%