Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2020 was 2,640,299, a 3.32% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2019 was 2,555,553, a 3.39% increase from 2018.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2018 was 2,471,807, a 3.44% increase from 2017.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2017 was 2,389,618, a 3.47% 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
Lao PDR Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 2,640,299 36.29 3.26%
2019 2,555,553 35.65 3.33%
2018 2,471,807 35.00 3.38%
2017 2,389,618 34.37 3.41%
2016 2,309,515 33.74 3.42%
2015 2,231,863 33.11 3.41%
2014 2,157,060 32.49 3.41%
2013 2,084,844 31.87 3.42%
2012 2,014,817 31.26 3.47%
2011 1,946,163 30.66 3.53%
2010 1,878,750 30.06 3.60%
2009 1,812,306 29.48 3.67%
2008 1,747,053 28.89 3.71%
2007 1,683,372 28.32 3.70%
2006 1,622,169 27.75 3.67%
2005 1,563,650 27.19 5.10%
2004 1,485,874 26.24 5.87%
2003 1,401,187 25.13 5.91%
2002 1,320,796 24.04 6.00%
2001 1,243,826 22.99 6.12%
2000 1,169,990 21.98 6.26%
1999 1,098,950 20.99 6.39%
1998 1,030,927 20.04 6.54%
1997 965,619 19.12 6.73%
1996 902,800 18.23 6.95%
1995 842,221 17.38 5.37%
1994 798,178 16.85 4.66%
1993 761,829 16.49 4.81%
1992 726,041 16.13 4.93%
1991 691,131 15.78 5.01%
1990 657,380 15.44 5.07%
1989 624,883 15.10 5.12%
1988 593,714 14.77 5.15%
1987 563,919 14.44 5.14%
1986 535,666 14.12 5.09%
1985 509,076 13.80 4.99%
1984 484,296 13.50 4.90%
1983 461,157 13.21 4.75%
1982 439,774 12.93 4.50%
1981 420,404 12.65 4.16%
1980 403,261 12.38 3.78%
1979 388,312 12.11 3.41%
1978 375,285 11.84 3.26%
1977 363,256 11.58 3.39%
1976 351,143 11.33 3.77%
1975 338,146 11.08 4.23%
1974 324,131 10.84 4.67%
1973 309,357 10.60 5.62%
1972 292,465 10.30 6.16%
1971 274,983 9.96 6.08%
1970 258,761 9.63 5.95%
1969 243,806 9.30 5.85%
1968 229,963 8.99 5.79%
1967 217,033 8.69 5.76%
1966 204,893 8.40 3.27%
1965 198,303 8.32 3.28%
1964 191,896 8.25 3.26%
1963 185,733 8.17 3.25%
1962 179,800 8.10 3.24%
1961 174,061 8.02 3.23%
1960 168,526 7.95 %