Somalia 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.
  • Somalia urban population for 2020 was 7,333,290, a 4.24% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia urban population for 2019 was 7,034,861, a 4.23% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia urban population for 2018 was 6,749,349, a 4.22% increase from 2017.
  • Somalia urban population for 2017 was 6,476,276, a 4.19% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
Congo, Dem. Rep. 40,874,034
Ethiopia 24,941,349
Tanzania 21,042,571
North Korea 16,081,083
Mozambique 11,587,640
Uganda 11,414,209
Yemen 11,306,428
Madagascar 10,670,457
Afghanistan 10,131,490
Syrian Arab Republic 9,708,489
Mali 8,891,939
Senegal 8,057,514
Somalia 7,333,290
Haiti 6,509,478
Burkina Faso 6,397,866
Nepal 5,995,190
Benin 5,869,446
Guinea 4,842,717
Zimbabwe 4,792,105
Niger 4,024,595
Chad 3,863,362
Togo 3,543,299
Sierra Leone 3,423,961
Malawi 3,333,777
Liberia 2,634,493
Tajikistan 2,623,424
South Sudan 2,261,021
Rwanda 2,257,829
Central African Republic 2,038,064
Burundi 1,629,988
Gambia 1,512,397
Guinea-Bissau 869,776
Comoros 255,487
Somalia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 7,333,290 46.14 4.15%
2019 7,034,861 45.55 4.14%
2018 6,749,349 44.97 4.13%
2017 6,476,276 44.39 4.11%
2016 6,215,578 43.82 4.09%
2015 5,966,601 43.25 4.06%
2014 5,729,046 42.68 4.04%
2013 5,502,043 42.12 4.04%
2012 5,284,302 41.56 4.06%
2011 5,074,285 41.00 6.93%
2010 4,734,452 39.31 7.07%
2009 4,411,125 37.65 7.21%
2008 4,104,241 36.01 7.39%
2007 3,812,005 34.40 -4.65%
2006 3,993,408 37.10 5.14%
2005 3,793,358 36.31 5.25%
2004 3,599,379 35.53 5.36%
2003 3,411,445 34.76 5.48%
2002 3,229,504 33.99 4.47%
2001 3,088,299 33.62 4.59%
2000 2,949,757 33.25 4.77%
1999 2,812,251 32.88 4.92%
1998 2,677,302 32.51 4.82%
1997 2,551,225 32.15 4.38%
1996 2,441,941 31.79 3.66%
1995 2,354,250 31.43 2.75%
1994 2,290,443 31.07 1.92%
1993 2,246,775 30.71 1.43%
1992 2,214,804 30.36 1.46%
1991 2,182,717 30.01 1.84%
1990 2,142,817 29.66 2.45%
1989 2,090,902 29.31 2.99%
1988 2,029,344 28.97 3.25%
1987 1,964,461 28.63 2.88%
1986 1,908,724 28.33 2.26%
1985 1,866,070 28.07 1.45%
1984 1,839,155 27.80 0.89%
1983 1,822,827 27.54 1.11%
1982 1,802,673 27.28 2.43%
1981 1,759,368 27.02 4.56%
1980 1,681,021 26.76 7.34%
1979 1,561,995 26.51 10.16%
1978 1,411,050 26.25 12.24%
1977 1,248,507 26.00 12.50%
1976 1,101,750 25.75 10.76%
1975 989,395 25.50 8.44%
1974 909,336 25.03 5.81%
1973 858,029 24.43 3.39%
1972 829,408 23.84 2.69%
1971 807,358 23.25 3.30%
1970 781,159 22.68 4.21%
1969 748,977 22.12 4.74%
1968 714,325 21.56 5.15%
1967 678,491 21.02 5.21%
1966 644,040 20.49 5.01%
1965 612,588 19.96 4.81%
1964 583,816 19.45 4.96%
1963 555,582 18.92 5.08%
1962 528,051 18.37 5.08%
1961 501,899 17.84 5.06%
1960 477,113 17.31 %