Urban Population in Saudi Arabia

Urban population reached 27.5 mil in 2017 in Saudi Arabia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.32 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Saudi Arabia reached an all time high of 27.5 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 1.28 mil in 1960. When compared to Saudi Arabia's main peers, urban population in Iraq amounted to 26.9 mil, 8.80 mil in Jordan, 8.11 mil in United Arab Emirates and 10.2 mil in Yemen in 2017.

Saudi Arabia has been ranked 34th 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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