Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 9.12% in Mozambique in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Mozambique | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 9.12 % in 2017 in Mozambique, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.29 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Mozambique reached an all time high of 9.12 % in 2017 and an all time low of 2.71 % in 1960. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Malawi amounted to 5.30 %, 35.0 % in South Africa, 11.6 % in Tanzania and 14.1 % in Zambia in 2017.

Mozambique has been ranked 113th within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population, 2 places above 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
Angola % 23.3% 23.9% 24.6% 25.2% 25.2%
Botswana % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 22.6% 22.8% 23.0% 23.2% 23.4%
Kenya % 10.2% 10.3% 10.4% 10.5% 10.6%
Lesotho % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Malawi % 4.88% 4.95% 5.01% 5.08% 5.15%
Mozambique % 8.20% 8.30% 8.43% 8.57% 8.73%
Namibia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Africa % 32.6% 33.0% 33.4% 33.7% 34.2%
Swaziland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Tanzania % 9.99% 10.2% 10.5% 10.8% 11.0%
Uganda % 6.03% 6.13% 6.22% 6.32% 6.42%
Zambia % 12.7% 12.9% 13.1% 13.3% 13.6%
Zimbabwe % 10.3% 10.1% 9.89% 9.70% 9.51%