Urban Population in Afghanistan

Urban population reached 8.97 mil in 2017 in Afghanistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.46 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 8.97 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.756 mil in 1960. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, urban population in Iran amounted to 60.4 mil, 71.8 mil in Pakistan, 2.41 mil in Tajikistan and 2.95 mil in Turkmenistan in 2017.

Afghanistan has been ranked 63rd within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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