Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 29.7% in Oman in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Oman | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 2.50 % in 1960 in Oman, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.09 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Oman reached an all time high of 29.7 % in 2017 and an all time low of 2.50 % in 1960. When compared to Oman's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Iran amounted to 15.0 %, 13.4 % in Saudi Arabia, 61.5 % in United Arab Emirates and 1.39 % in Yemen in 1960.

Oman has been ranked 109th 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
Bahrain % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Djibouti % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Eritrea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Iran % 25.6% 25.7% 25.7% 25.7% 25.7%
Iraq % 25.6% 25.4% 25.2% 25.0% 24.8%
Jordan % 19.4% 19.3% 19.2% 19.3% 19.5%
Oman % 23.9% 24.8% 25.8% 26.8% 28.1%
Pakistan % 19.8% 20.0% 20.2% 20.3% 20.5%
Qatar % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Saudi Arabia % 44.8% 44.9% 45.1% 45.4% 45.7%
Turkmenistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Arab Emirates % 45.0% 46.3% 48.4% 50.8% 53.3%
Yemen % 8.91% 8.99% 9.08% 9.17% 9.27%