Urban population as a percentage of total population reached 36.1 % in 2017 in Kyrgyzstan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.531 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, urban population as a percentage of total population in Kyrgyzstan reached an all time high of 38.7 % in 1979 and an all time low of 34.2 % in 1960. When compared to Kyrgyzstan's main peers, urban population as a percentage of total population in China amounted to 58.0 %, 57.3 % in Kazakhstan, 27.0 % in Tajikistan and 50.6 % in Uzbekistan in 2017.
Kyrgyzstan has been ranked 145th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population as a percentage of total population, 6 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.