Urban population as a percentage of total population reached 25.3 % in 2017 in Afghanistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.919 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, urban population as a percentage of total population in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 25.3 % in 2017 and an all time low of 8.40 % in 1960. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, urban population as a percentage of total population in Iran amounted to 74.4 %, 36.4 % in Pakistan, 27.0 % in Tajikistan and 51.2 % in Turkmenistan in 2017.
Afghanistan has been ranked 164th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population as a percentage of total population, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.