Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2021 was 2,725,861, a 3.24% increase from 2020.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2020 was 2,640,299, a 3.32% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2019 was 2,555,553, a 3.39% increase from 2018.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2018 was 2,471,807, a 3.44% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
Lao PDR Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 2,725,861 36.94 3.19%
2020 2,640,299 36.29 3.26%
2019 2,555,553 35.65 3.33%
2018 2,471,807 35.00 3.38%
2017 2,389,618 34.37 3.41%
2016 2,309,515 33.74 3.42%
2015 2,231,863 33.11 3.41%
2014 2,157,060 32.49 3.41%
2013 2,084,844 31.87 3.42%
2012 2,014,817 31.26 3.47%
2011 1,946,163 30.66 3.53%
2010 1,878,750 30.06 3.60%
2009 1,812,306 29.48 3.67%
2008 1,747,053 28.89 3.71%
2007 1,683,372 28.32 3.70%
2006 1,622,169 27.75 3.67%
2005 1,563,650 27.19 5.10%
2004 1,485,874 26.24 5.87%
2003 1,401,187 25.13 5.91%
2002 1,320,796 24.04 6.00%
2001 1,243,826 22.99 6.12%
2000 1,169,990 21.98 6.26%
1999 1,098,950 20.99 6.39%
1998 1,030,927 20.04 6.54%
1997 965,619 19.12 6.73%
1996 902,800 18.23 6.95%
1995 842,221 17.38 5.37%
1994 798,178 16.85 4.66%
1993 761,829 16.49 4.81%
1992 726,041 16.13 4.93%
1991 691,131 15.78 5.01%
1990 657,380 15.44 5.07%
1989 624,883 15.10 5.12%
1988 593,714 14.77 5.15%
1987 563,919 14.44 5.14%
1986 535,666 14.12 5.09%
1985 509,076 13.80 4.99%
1984 484,296 13.50 4.90%
1983 461,157 13.21 4.75%
1982 439,774 12.93 4.50%
1981 420,404 12.65 4.16%
1980 403,261 12.38 3.78%
1979 388,312 12.11 3.41%
1978 375,285 11.84 3.26%
1977 363,256 11.58 3.39%
1976 351,143 11.33 3.77%
1975 338,146 11.08 4.23%
1974 324,131 10.84 4.67%
1973 309,357 10.60 5.62%
1972 292,465 10.30 6.16%
1971 274,983 9.96 6.08%
1970 258,761 9.63 5.95%
1969 243,806 9.30 5.85%
1968 229,963 8.99 5.79%
1967 217,033 8.69 5.76%
1966 204,893 8.40 3.27%
1965 198,303 8.32 3.28%
1964 191,896 8.25 3.26%
1963 185,733 8.17 3.25%
1962 179,800 8.10 3.24%
1961 174,061 8.02 3.23%
1960 168,526 7.95 %