Urban Population in Malawi

Urban population reached 3.11 mil in 2017 in Malawi, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.23 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Malawi reached an all time high of 3.11 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.159 mil in 1960. When compared to Malawi's main peers, urban population in Mozambique amounted to 10.5 mil, 37.3 mil in South Africa, 18.9 mil in Tanzania and 7.35 mil in Zambia in 2017.

Malawi has been ranked 117th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 6 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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