Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 26.1% in Mauritania in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Mauritania | May 17, 2019
$2.99
Excel Sheet

Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 0.612 % in 1960 in Mauritania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.71 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Mauritania reached an all time high of 26.1 % in 2017 and an all time low of 0.612 % in 1960. When compared to Mauritania's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Algeria amounted to 7.84 %, 2.47 % in Mali, 13.2 % in Morocco and 11.2 % in Senegal in 1960.

Mauritania has been ranked 121st within the group of 122 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population.

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%
Gambia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Guinea % 14.1% 14.1% 14.2% 14.2% 14.2%
Libya % 17.8% 17.9% 18.0% 18.1% 18.2%
Mali % 12.5% 12.6% 12.6% 12.7% 12.7%
Mauritania % 23.9% 24.2% 24.6% 24.9% 25.3%
Morocco % 21.7% 21.7% 21.6% 21.6% 21.6%
Niger % 5.76% 5.71% 5.67% 5.62% 5.57%
Senegal % 18.7% 18.6% 18.6% 18.5% 18.4%
Spain % 23.3% 23.6% 24.0% 24.4% 24.8%
Tunisia % 19.0% 19.1% 19.2% 19.3% 19.4%