France Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • France urban population for 2021 was 54,837,816, a 0.51% increase from 2020.
  • France urban population for 2020 was 54,560,881, a 0.52% increase from 2019.
  • France urban population for 2019 was 54,275,936, a 0.55% increase from 2018.
  • France urban population for 2018 was 53,979,477, a 0.6% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
France Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 54,837,816 81.24 0.51%
2020 54,560,881 80.98 0.52%
2019 54,275,936 80.71 0.55%
2018 53,979,477 80.44 0.60%
2017 53,654,868 80.18 0.62%
2016 53,323,902 79.92 0.59%
2015 53,009,026 79.66 0.68%
2014 52,647,802 79.39 0.80%
2013 52,228,059 79.14 0.84%
2012 51,791,148 78.88 0.81%
2011 51,373,808 78.62 0.81%
2010 50,961,405 78.37 0.82%
2009 50,547,195 78.12 0.83%
2008 50,127,509 77.87 0.88%
2007 49,690,036 77.62 0.93%
2006 49,228,312 77.38 1.02%
2005 48,730,237 77.13 1.07%
2004 48,209,409 76.88 1.06%
2003 47,699,496 76.63 1.04%
2002 47,206,862 76.38 1.06%
2001 46,709,572 76.13 1.06%
2000 46,214,923 75.87 1.02%
1999 45,743,981 75.61 0.78%
1998 45,390,690 75.42 0.59%
1997 45,123,543 75.25 0.58%
1996 44,863,819 75.08 0.58%
1995 44,604,031 74.91 0.59%
1994 44,342,929 74.74 0.60%
1993 44,077,092 74.57 0.66%
1992 43,785,893 74.40 0.73%
1991 43,467,989 74.23 0.79%
1990 43,127,042 74.06 0.65%
1989 42,846,777 73.95 0.64%
1988 42,572,025 73.88 0.67%
1987 42,289,350 73.80 0.67%
1986 42,005,649 73.73 0.67%
1985 41,726,189 73.65 0.66%
1984 41,450,444 73.58 0.66%
1983 41,177,475 73.50 0.65%
1982 40,911,632 73.43 0.62%
1981 40,659,218 73.35 0.58%
1980 40,423,458 73.28 0.54%
1979 40,205,365 73.21 0.51%
1978 40,001,631 73.14 0.51%
1977 39,798,466 73.07 0.55%
1976 39,578,997 73.00 0.63%
1975 39,330,005 72.93 1.01%
1974 38,934,759 72.65 1.26%
1973 38,445,788 72.26 1.33%
1972 37,937,158 71.86 1.36%
1971 37,424,022 71.46 1.36%
1970 36,918,577 71.06 1.34%
1969 36,427,404 70.65 1.33%
1968 35,944,653 70.24 2.05%
1967 35,216,563 69.36 2.53%
1966 34,337,825 68.23 2.73%
1965 33,413,444 67.07 2.95%
1964 32,441,971 65.90 3.16%
1963 31,433,929 64.70 3.30%
1962 30,414,329 63.49 2.80%
1961 29,575,876 62.61 2.49%
1960 28,849,501 61.88 %