Nepal Rural Population 1960-2021

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 2019 was 22,843,197, a 1.33% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal rural population for 2018 was 22,543,325, a 1.16% increase from 2017.
  • Nepal rural population for 2017 was 22,285,143, a 0.85% increase from 2016.
  • Nepal rural population for 2016 was 22,097,328, a 0.43% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 88,290,020
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Tanzania 37,993,578
Uganda 33,485,078
Afghanistan 28,244,481
Nepal 22,843,197
Niger 19,460,484
Mozambique 19,273,930
Yemen 18,292,399
Madagascar 16,758,458
Malawi 15,429,446
Burkina Faso 14,229,029
Chad 12,234,603
Mali 11,178,343
Rwanda 10,440,846
Burundi 9,989,403
Zimbabwe 9,928,163
North Korea 9,718,749
South Sudan 8,860,863
Senegal 8,530,658
Somalia 8,408,044
Guinea 8,109,741
Syrian Arab Republic 7,712,116
Tajikistan 6,775,541
Benin 6,153,002
Haiti 4,934,129
Togo 4,667,728
Sierra Leone 4,493,849
Central African Republic 2,763,121
Liberia 2,388,948
Guinea-Bissau 1,080,000
Gambia 893,748
Comoros 602,734
Nepal Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 22,843,197 79.85 1.32%
2018 22,543,325 80.26 1.15%
2017 22,285,143 80.66 0.85%
2016 22,097,328 81.06 0.43%
2015 22,001,852 81.44 -0.06%
2014 22,014,709 81.82 -0.49%
2013 22,122,481 82.19 -0.70%
2012 22,277,972 82.54 -0.61%
2011 22,415,188 82.89 -0.30%
2010 22,483,637 83.23 0.08%
2009 22,465,495 83.57 0.42%
2008 22,371,924 83.90 0.69%
2007 22,219,146 84.22 0.83%
2006 22,036,261 84.54 0.87%
2005 21,844,466 84.85 0.91%
2004 21,646,859 85.16 0.99%
2003 21,434,615 85.46 1.08%
2002 21,204,698 85.76 1.20%
2001 20,951,415 86.05 1.04%
2000 20,733,719 86.60 1.20%
1999 20,487,288 87.14 1.35%
1998 20,213,463 87.66 1.50%
1997 19,912,093 88.17 1.67%
1996 19,583,097 88.65 1.83%
1995 19,227,947 89.12 2.01%
1994 18,845,706 89.57 2.17%
1993 18,441,182 90.00 2.27%
1992 18,027,830 90.42 2.27%
1991 17,624,079 90.82 2.25%
1990 17,231,587 91.15 2.12%
1989 16,869,638 91.46 2.00%
1988 16,536,203 91.76 1.91%
1987 16,223,667 92.06 1.90%
1986 15,919,114 92.34 1.94%
1985 15,613,155 92.61 2.00%
1984 15,304,112 92.88 2.04%
1983 14,995,471 93.14 2.07%
1982 14,688,772 93.38 2.07%
1981 14,387,415 93.62 2.01%
1980 14,101,753 93.91 1.99%
1979 13,823,319 94.18 1.99%
1978 13,550,916 94.45 1.98%
1977 13,284,743 94.70 1.97%
1976 13,025,129 94.94 1.96%
1975 12,772,165 95.17 1.95%
1974 12,525,909 95.39 1.93%
1973 12,286,837 95.60 1.91%
1972 12,054,900 95.80 1.88%
1971 11,830,407 96.00 1.99%
1970 11,596,954 96.04 1.96%
1969 11,371,801 96.09 1.92%
1968 11,155,204 96.13 1.88%
1967 10,947,796 96.18 1.82%
1966 10,750,207 96.22 1.76%
1965 10,562,854 96.26 1.69%
1964 10,385,499 96.31 1.63%
1963 10,217,234 96.35 1.59%
1962 10,056,300 96.39 1.56%
1961 9,900,620 96.43 1.50%
1960 9,753,394 96.52 %