Nepal 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.
  • Nepal urban population for 2019 was 5,765,513, a 3.99% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal urban population for 2018 was 5,544,546, a 3.79% increase from 2017.
  • Nepal urban population for 2017 was 5,341,981, a 3.45% increase from 2016.
  • Nepal urban population for 2016 was 5,163,803, a 3% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Nepal Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 5,765,513 20.15 3.91%
2018 5,544,546 19.74 3.72%
2017 5,341,981 19.34 3.39%
2016 5,163,803 18.94 2.96%
2015 5,013,179 18.56 2.44%
2014 4,892,217 18.18 2.00%
2013 4,795,425 17.82 1.76%
2012 4,711,890 17.46 1.83%
2011 4,626,249 17.11 2.11%
2010 4,529,575 16.77 2.49%
2009 4,418,040 16.43 2.83%
2008 4,294,652 16.11 3.10%
2007 4,163,435 15.78 3.25%
2006 4,030,432 15.46 3.29%
2005 3,900,034 15.15 3.33%
2004 3,772,485 14.84 3.40%
2003 3,646,257 14.54 3.50%
2002 3,520,929 14.24 3.62%
2001 3,395,691 13.95 5.70%
2000 3,207,391 13.40 5.93%
1999 3,022,676 12.86 6.08%
1998 2,844,420 12.34 6.23%
1997 2,672,682 11.83 6.39%
1996 2,507,255 11.35 6.56%
1995 2,348,124 10.88 6.73%
1994 2,195,198 10.43 6.90%
1993 2,048,793 10.00 6.99%
1992 1,910,490 9.58 6.99%
1991 1,781,425 9.18 6.23%
1990 1,673,891 8.85 6.06%
1989 1,575,390 8.54 5.94%
1988 1,484,550 8.24 5.86%
1987 1,400,026 7.94 5.84%
1986 1,320,559 7.66 5.88%
1985 1,245,155 7.39 5.94%
1984 1,173,361 7.12 5.99%
1983 1,105,146 6.86 6.01%
1982 1,040,659 6.62 6.02%
1981 979,815 6.38 6.88%
1980 914,649 6.09 6.91%
1979 853,610 5.82 6.90%
1978 796,725 5.55 6.87%
1977 743,793 5.30 6.88%
1976 694,342 5.06 6.88%
1975 648,204 4.83 6.84%
1974 605,351 4.61 6.83%
1973 565,369 4.40 6.79%
1972 528,240 4.20 6.79%
1971 493,575 4.01 3.28%
1970 477,672 3.96 3.15%
1969 462,853 3.91 3.10%
1968 448,724 3.87 3.07%
1967 435,171 3.82 3.00%
1966 422,322 3.78 2.95%
1965 410,058 3.74 2.87%
1964 398,468 3.70 2.82%
1963 387,387 3.65 2.76%
1962 376,845 3.61 2.74%
1961 366,644 3.57 4.17%
1960 351,656 3.48 %