Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 14.6% in Sierra Leone in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Sierra Leone | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 14.6 % in 2017 in Sierra Leone, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.689 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Sierra Leone reached an all time high of 15.2 % in 1999 and an all time low of 5.18 % in 1960. When compared to Sierra Leone's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Burkina Faso amounted to 12.6 %, 14.1 % in Guinea, 28.9 % in Liberia and 12.8 % in Mali in 2017.

Sierra Leone has been ranked 88th within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that have a population of more than one million people.

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % 6.69% 6.64% 6.59% 6.54% 6.50%
Burkina Faso % 11.4% 11.5% 11.7% 11.9% 12.1%
Ghana % 16.8% 17.0% 17.3% 17.5% 17.8%
Guinea % 14.1% 14.1% 14.2% 14.2% 14.2%
Ivory Coast % 19.4% 19.5% 19.5% 19.6% 19.6%
Liberia % 26.9% 27.2% 27.5% 27.9% 28.2%
Mali % 12.5% 12.6% 12.6% 12.7% 12.7%
Mauritania % 23.9% 24.2% 24.6% 24.9% 25.3%
Niger % 5.76% 5.71% 5.67% 5.62% 5.57%
Senegal % 18.7% 18.6% 18.6% 18.5% 18.4%
Sierra Leone % 14.1% 14.2% 14.2% 14.3% 14.4%