Nepal Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Nepal rural population for 2020 was 23,141,618, a 1.31% increase from 2019.
  • Nepal rural population for 2019 was 22,843,201, a 1.3% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal rural population for 2018 was 22,549,618, a 1.17% increase from 2017.
  • Nepal rural population for 2017 was 22,289,627, a 0.86% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 90,022,234
Congo, Dem. Rep. 48,687,370
Tanzania 38,691,642
Uganda 34,326,791
Afghanistan 28,796,851
Nepal 23,141,618
Niger 20,182,041
Mozambique 19,667,795
Yemen 18,519,540
Madagascar 17,020,562
Malawi 15,796,178
Burkina Faso 14,505,412
Chad 12,562,497
Mali 11,358,895
Rwanda 10,694,380
Burundi 10,260,793
Zimbabwe 10,070,822
North Korea 9,697,732
South Sudan 8,932,708
Senegal 8,686,416
Somalia 8,559,929
Guinea 8,290,075
Syrian Arab Republic 7,792,168
Tajikistan 6,914,218
Benin 6,253,752
Haiti 4,893,055
Togo 4,735,438
Sierra Leone 4,553,024
Central African Republic 2,791,700
Liberia 2,423,184
Guinea-Bissau 1,098,222
Gambia 904,267
Comoros 614,108
Nepal Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 23,141,618 79.42 1.30%
2019 22,843,201 79.85 1.29%
2018 22,549,618 80.26 1.16%
2017 22,289,627 80.66 0.86%
2016 22,099,191 81.06 0.44%
2015 22,001,853 81.44 -0.05%
2014 22,013,936 81.82 -0.49%
2013 22,121,568 82.19 -0.70%
2012 22,277,392 82.54 -0.62%
2011 22,415,008 82.89 -0.31%
2010 22,483,632 83.23 0.08%
2009 22,465,492 83.57 0.42%
2008 22,371,928 83.90 0.69%
2007 22,219,150 84.22 0.83%
2006 22,036,256 84.54 0.87%
2005 21,844,466 84.85 0.91%
2004 21,646,853 85.16 0.99%
2003 21,434,622 85.46 1.08%
2002 21,204,696 85.76 1.20%
2001 20,951,421 86.05 1.04%
2000 20,733,710 86.60 1.20%
1999 20,487,294 87.14 1.35%
1998 20,213,456 87.66 1.50%
1997 19,912,090 88.17 1.67%
1996 19,583,097 88.65 1.83%
1995 19,227,950 89.12 2.01%
1994 18,845,702 89.57 2.17%
1993 18,441,181 90.00 2.27%
1992 18,027,832 90.42 2.27%
1991 17,624,081 90.82 2.25%
1990 17,231,589 91.15 2.12%
1989 16,869,632 91.46 2.00%
1988 16,536,205 91.76 1.91%
1987 16,223,671 92.06 1.90%
1986 15,919,118 92.34 1.94%
1985 15,613,160 92.61 2.00%
1984 15,304,126 92.88 2.04%
1983 14,995,476 93.14 2.07%
1982 14,688,772 93.38 2.07%
1981 14,387,414 93.62 2.01%
1980 14,101,759 93.91 1.99%
1979 13,823,322 94.18 1.99%
1978 13,550,928 94.45 1.98%
1977 13,284,742 94.70 1.97%
1976 13,025,124 94.94 1.96%
1975 12,772,163 95.17 1.95%
1974 12,525,909 95.39 1.93%
1973 12,286,837 95.60 1.91%
1972 12,054,902 95.80 1.88%
1971 11,830,408 96.00 1.99%
1970 11,596,956 96.04 1.96%
1969 11,371,804 96.09 1.92%
1968 11,155,197 96.13 1.88%
1967 10,947,794 96.18 1.82%
1966 10,750,208 96.22 1.76%
1965 10,562,854 96.26 1.69%
1964 10,385,491 96.31 1.63%
1963 10,217,233 96.35 1.59%
1962 10,056,302 96.39 1.56%
1961 9,900,616 96.43 1.50%
1960 9,753,404 96.52 %