Urban population as a percentage of total population reached 51.2 % in 2017 in Turkmenistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.838 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, urban population as a percentage of total population in Turkmenistan reached an all time high of 51.2 % in 2017 and an all time low of 44.7 % in 1994. When compared to Turkmenistan's main peers, urban population as a percentage of total population in Afghanistan amounted to 25.3 %, 74.4 % in Iran, 57.3 % in Kazakhstan and 50.6 % in Uzbekistan in 2017.
Turkmenistan has been ranked 117th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population as a percentage of total population, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.