Zambia 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.
  • Zambia urban population for 2021 was 8,550,623, a 4.22% increase from 2020.
  • Zambia urban population for 2020 was 8,204,576, a 4.23% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia urban population for 2019 was 7,871,715, a 4.24% increase from 2018.
  • Zambia urban population for 2018 was 7,551,639, a 4.26% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
Zambia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 8,550,623 45.19 4.13%
2020 8,204,576 44.63 4.14%
2019 7,871,715 44.07 4.15%
2018 7,551,639 43.52 4.17%
2017 7,243,007 42.98 4.21%
2016 6,944,320 42.44 4.26%
2015 6,654,568 41.91 4.33%
2014 6,372,742 41.38 4.38%
2013 6,099,735 40.87 4.40%
2012 5,837,266 40.35 4.36%
2011 5,588,385 39.85 4.27%
2010 5,354,636 39.36 4.18%
2009 5,135,536 38.86 4.08%
2008 4,930,110 38.37 4.01%
2007 4,736,246 37.88 3.96%
2006 4,552,287 37.40 3.94%
2005 4,376,258 36.91 3.92%
2004 4,207,899 36.43 3.90%
2003 4,046,911 35.95 3.90%
2002 3,892,212 35.48 3.92%
2001 3,742,483 35.00 3.19%
2000 3,624,956 34.80 1.38%
1999 3,575,360 35.26 1.45%
1998 3,523,910 35.72 1.48%
1997 3,472,031 36.18 1.45%
1996 3,421,894 36.64 1.37%
1995 3,375,205 37.10 1.27%
1994 3,332,541 37.57 1.19%
1993 3,293,100 38.04 1.17%
1992 3,254,951 38.51 1.23%
1991 3,215,291 38.99 1.51%
1990 3,167,081 39.41 2.61%
1989 3,085,538 39.46 2.75%
1988 3,001,773 39.51 2.89%
1987 2,916,399 39.56 2.99%
1986 2,830,627 39.61 3.06%
1985 2,745,374 39.66 3.13%
1984 2,660,849 39.71 3.21%
1983 2,576,882 39.76 3.26%
1982 2,494,129 39.81 3.29%
1981 2,413,304 39.85 3.52%
1980 2,329,901 39.82 5.94%
1979 2,195,602 38.82 5.95%
1978 2,068,752 37.83 5.98%
1977 1,948,724 36.86 6.01%
1976 1,834,992 35.89 6.07%
1975 1,726,885 34.93 6.12%
1974 1,624,381 33.99 6.16%
1973 1,527,269 33.06 6.18%
1972 1,435,695 32.15 6.20%
1971 1,349,369 31.24 6.19%
1970 1,268,387 30.35 6.53%
1969 1,188,234 29.37 8.71%
1968 1,089,094 27.79 8.80%
1967 997,360 26.26 8.87%
1966 912,719 24.79 8.96%
1965 834,489 23.37 9.03%
1964 762,426 22.02 9.12%
1963 695,944 20.71 7.58%
1962 645,119 19.79 7.31%
1961 599,672 18.95 7.35%
1960 557,193 18.15 %