Nepal Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2021 was 6,234,107, a 3.99% increase from 2020.
  • Nepal urban population for 2020 was 5,995,190, a 3.98% increase from 2019.
  • Nepal urban population for 2019 was 5,765,514, a 3.96% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal urban population for 2018 was 5,546,094, a 3.8% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Democratic Republic of Congo 42,710,962
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Mozambique 12,102,311
Uganda 12,041,476
Yemen 11,752,922
Madagascar 11,145,504
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Senegal 8,357,406
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Nepal 6,234,107
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Sierra Leone 3,531,063
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Tajikistan 2,703,181
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Central African Republic 2,098,276
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Nepal Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 6,234,107 21.01 3.91%
2020 5,995,190 20.58 3.91%
2019 5,765,514 20.15 3.88%
2018 5,546,094 19.74 3.73%
2017 5,343,055 19.34 3.40%
2016 5,164,239 18.94 2.97%
2015 5,013,180 18.56 2.45%
2014 4,892,046 18.18 2.00%
2013 4,795,227 17.82 1.76%
2012 4,711,768 17.46 1.83%
2011 4,626,212 17.11 2.11%
2010 4,529,575 16.77 2.49%
2009 4,418,039 16.43 2.83%
2008 4,294,653 16.11 3.10%
2007 4,163,436 15.78 3.25%
2006 4,030,431 15.46 3.29%
2005 3,900,034 15.15 3.33%
2004 3,772,484 14.84 3.40%
2003 3,646,258 14.54 3.50%
2002 3,520,929 14.24 3.62%
2001 3,395,692 13.95 5.71%
2000 3,207,389 13.40 5.93%
1999 3,022,677 12.86 6.08%
1998 2,844,419 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 2,195,197 10.43 6.90%
1993 2,048,792 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 1,575,389 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 1,173,362 7.12 5.99%
1983 1,105,147 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 565,368 4.40 6.79%
1972 528,240 4.20 6.79%
1971 493,576 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 398,467 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 %