Bhutan 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.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2020 was 326,515, a 2.83% increase from 2019.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2019 was 317,539, a 2.93% increase from 2018.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2018 was 308,510, a 3.02% increase from 2017.
  • Bhutan urban population for 2017 was 299,470, a 3.1% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Egypt 43,781,728
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Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
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Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
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Bhutan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 326,515 42.32 2.79%
2019 317,539 41.61 2.88%
2018 308,510 40.90 2.97%
2017 299,470 40.17 3.05%
2016 290,468 39.43 3.13%
2015 281,531 38.68 3.21%
2014 272,651 37.92 3.28%
2013 263,845 37.15 3.34%
2012 255,172 36.37 3.37%
2011 246,710 35.59 3.38%
2010 238,507 34.79 3.33%
2009 230,700 34.01 3.30%
2008 223,217 33.24 3.34%
2007 215,878 32.47 3.49%
2006 208,476 31.71 3.71%
2005 200,884 30.97 5.26%
2004 190,589 29.84 5.65%
2003 180,115 28.69 5.88%
2002 169,838 27.57 6.06%
2001 159,845 26.48 6.21%
2000 150,224 25.42 6.40%
1999 140,906 24.38 6.58%
1998 131,935 23.38 6.53%
1997 123,589 22.40 6.18%
1996 116,178 21.46 5.65%
1995 109,797 20.54 4.93%
1994 104,514 19.65 4.34%
1993 100,079 18.79 4.15%
1992 96,011 17.96 4.54%
1991 91,749 17.16 5.33%
1990 86,988 16.39 6.28%
1989 81,694 15.65 7.14%
1988 76,068 14.93 7.76%
1987 70,390 14.24 7.98%
1986 64,991 13.58 7.86%
1985 60,080 12.94 7.61%
1984 55,675 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 25,258 7.48 8.29%
1973 23,249 7.11 8.30%
1972 21,398 6.75 8.34%
1971 19,685 6.41 8.38%
1970 18,103 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 %