France Urban Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 55,373,677, a 0.6% increase from 2021.
  • France urban population for 2021 was 55,041,156, a 0.59% increase from 2020.
  • France urban population for 2020 was 54,715,704, a 0.6% increase from 2019.
  • France urban population for 2019 was 54,388,182, a 0.67% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 276,908,634
Japan 115,058,684
Germany 65,286,292
United Kingdom 56,522,531
France 55,373,677
Argentina 42,696,478
Italy 42,175,051
South Korea 42,039,227
Spain 38,712,927
Canada 31,825,973
Saudi Arabia 30,848,829
Poland 22,587,292
Australia 22,468,661
Chile 17,234,034
Netherlands 16,443,692
Belgium 11,453,911
Sweden 9,280,104
Israel 8,859,423
Greece 8,490,947
UAE 8,265,048
Czech Republic 7,828,977
Hong Kong 7,346,100
Hungary 7,025,577
Portugal 6,993,479
Switzerland 6,497,677
Singapore 5,637,022
Austria 5,358,240
Denmark 5,216,337
Finland 4,761,190
Norway 4,565,651
New Zealand 4,452,023
Kuwait 4,268,873
Oman 4,015,701
Uruguay 3,275,203
Ireland 3,264,982
Panama 3,048,137
Puerto Rico 3,015,917
Slovak Republic 2,928,203
Qatar 2,676,741
Croatia 2,243,760
Lithuania 1,939,613
Bahrain 1,321,226
Latvia 1,290,868
Slovenia 1,175,639
Estonia 936,080
Cyprus 837,383
Trinidad and Tobago 816,659
Macao 695,168
Luxembourg 597,938
Malta 496,592
Iceland 358,955
Brunei 354,056
Bahamas 342,304
New Caledonia 200,181
French Polynesia 190,414
Guam 163,342
Curacao 133,534
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,340
Barbados 88,219
Andorra 70,094
Cayman Islands 68,706
Bermuda 63,532
Seychelles 58,431
Channel Islands 54,099
Greenland 49,707
Aruba 46,891
Northern Mariana Islands 45,578
Isle of Man 45,024
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,389
Turks and Caicos Islands 42,982
Monaco 36,469
San Marino 32,897
Gibraltar 32,649
Antigua and Barbuda 22,828
Faroe Islands 22,711
British Virgin Islands 15,443
Palau 14,797
St. Kitts and Nevis 14,769
Liechtenstein 5,717
France Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 55,373,677 81.51 0.60%
2021 55,041,156 81.24 0.59%
2020 54,715,704 80.98 0.60%
2019 54,388,182 80.71 0.67%
2018 54,024,861 80.44 0.69%
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 52,230,911 79.14 0.84%
2012 51,793,062 78.88 0.81%
2011 51,375,729 78.62 0.81%
2010 50,963,811 78.37 0.81%
2009 50,550,197 78.12 0.83%
2008 50,131,182 77.87 0.88%
2007 49,694,312 77.62 0.93%
2006 49,233,640 77.38 1.01%
2005 48,737,209 77.13 1.07%
2004 48,218,178 76.88 1.06%
2003 47,708,761 76.63 1.04%
2002 47,215,240 76.38 1.06%
2001 46,717,151 76.13 1.07%
2000 46,221,663 75.87 1.03%
1999 45,749,812 75.61 0.78%
1998 45,395,596 75.42 0.59%
1997 45,127,383 75.25 0.58%
1996 44,866,400 75.08 0.58%
1995 44,605,346 74.91 0.59%
1994 44,343,217 74.74 0.60%
1993 44,076,650 74.57 0.66%
1992 43,784,946 74.40 0.73%
1991 43,466,704 74.23 1.11%
1990 42,985,584 74.06 0.62%
1989 42,718,166 73.95 0.61%
1988 42,457,921 73.88 0.63%
1987 42,190,286 73.80 0.63%
1986 41,923,864 73.73 0.62%
1985 41,663,212 73.65 0.62%
1984 41,404,847 73.58 0.61%
1983 41,154,602 73.50 0.64%
1982 40,893,397 73.43 0.68%
1981 40,615,768 73.35 0.67%
1980 40,343,633 73.28 0.64%
1979 40,085,640 73.21 0.59%
1978 39,851,203 73.14 0.58%
1977 39,618,922 73.07 0.57%
1976 39,393,968 73.00 0.56%
1975 39,172,735 72.93 0.94%
1974 38,806,179 72.65 1.22%
1973 38,334,453 72.26 1.34%
1972 37,825,586 71.86 1.42%
1971 37,291,038 71.46 1.45%
1970 36,752,571 71.06 1.45%
1969 36,223,125 70.65 1.47%
1968 35,692,859 70.24 2.22%
1967 34,910,161 69.36 2.68%
1966 33,987,676 68.23 2.78%
1965 33,054,437 67.07 2.88%
1964 32,114,729 65.90 2.95%
1963 31,179,854 64.70 2.96%
1962 30,271,423 63.49 2.49%
1961 29,526,489 62.61 2.26%
1960 28,866,975 61.88 %