Urban Population in Burkina Faso

Urban population reached 5.52 mil in 2017 in Burkina Faso, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.16 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Burkina Faso reached an all time high of 5.52 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.227 mil in 1960. When compared to Burkina Faso's main peers, urban population in Ghana amounted to 16.0 mil, 12.2 mil in Ivory Coast, 7.71 mil in Mali and 3.51 mil in Niger in 2017.

Burkina Faso has been ranked 87th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 18 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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