Urban Population in Iraq

Urban population reached 26.9 mil in 2017 in Iraq, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.15 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Iraq reached an all time high of 26.9 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 3.13 mil in 1960. When compared to Iraq's main peers, urban population in Iran amounted to 60.4 mil, 4.14 mil in Kuwait, 27.5 mil in Saudi Arabia and 9.77 mil in Syria in 2017.

Iraq has been ranked 35th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 2 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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