Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2022 was 2,830,480, a 3.2% increase from 2021.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2021 was 2,742,742, a 3.26% increase from 2020.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2020 was 2,656,210, a 3.32% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR urban population for 2019 was 2,570,736, a 3.37% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
India 508,368,361
Indonesia 159,608,946
Nigeria 116,965,442
Pakistan 88,979,079
Bangladesh 67,979,820
Philippines 55,441,746
Egypt 47,689,118
Vietnam 38,063,117
Ukraine 26,569,220
Angola 24,229,338
Morocco 24,196,351
Ghana 19,621,881
Uzbekistan 17,990,170
Myanmar 17,213,307
Sudan 16,854,089
Cameroon 16,395,044
Kenya 15,669,052
Zambia 9,160,288
Tunisia 8,675,724
Bolivia 8,658,337
Honduras 6,217,985
El Salvador 4,737,530
Sri Lanka 4,220,157
Cambodia 4,211,076
Nicaragua 4,138,184
Republic of Congo 4,103,831
West Bank and Gaza 3,898,258
Lao PDR 2,830,480
Mauritania 2,695,952
Kyrgyz Republic 2,548,584
Mongolia 2,342,494
Georgia 2,238,527
Papua New Guinea 1,377,571
Moldova 1,119,250
Djibouti 878,521
Lesotho 690,433
Timor-Leste 430,207
Cabo Verde 400,642
Bhutan 341,823
Eswatini 295,322
Solomon Islands 185,298
Sao Tome and Principe 172,252
Vanuatu 84,351
Kiribati 74,878
Micronesia 26,505
Lao PDR Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 2,830,480 37.59 3.15%
2021 2,742,742 36.94 3.21%
2020 2,656,210 36.29 3.27%
2019 2,570,736 35.65 3.31%
2018 2,487,036 35.00 3.35%
2017 2,405,044 34.37 3.39%
2016 2,324,870 33.74 3.40%
2015 2,247,179 33.11 3.32%
2014 2,173,853 32.49 3.28%
2013 2,103,788 31.87 3.33%
2012 2,034,912 31.26 3.38%
2011 1,967,246 30.66 3.42%
2010 1,901,072 30.06 3.47%
2009 1,836,272 29.48 3.52%
2008 1,772,834 28.89 3.57%
2007 1,710,668 28.32 3.61%
2006 1,650,061 27.75 3.63%
2005 1,591,188 27.19 4.99%
2004 1,513,682 26.24 5.73%
2003 1,429,434 25.13 5.87%
2002 1,347,931 24.04 6.02%
2001 1,269,146 22.99 6.14%
2000 1,193,539 21.98 6.28%
1999 1,120,931 20.99 6.40%
1998 1,051,431 20.04 6.55%
1997 984,783 19.12 6.84%
1996 919,707 18.23 7.14%
1995 856,289 17.38 5.52%
1994 810,332 16.85 4.77%
1993 772,605 16.49 4.88%
1992 735,843 16.13 4.95%
1991 700,283 15.78 5.02%
1990 666,021 15.44 5.06%
1989 633,139 15.10 5.09%
1988 601,709 14.77 5.11%
1987 571,741 14.44 5.10%
1986 543,316 14.12 5.06%
1985 516,491 13.80 4.95%
1984 491,540 13.50 4.85%
1983 468,286 13.21 4.75%
1982 446,562 12.93 4.61%
1981 426,431 12.65 4.39%
1980 408,134 12.38 4.16%
1979 391,504 12.11 3.94%
1978 376,364 11.84 3.87%
1977 362,086 11.58 3.94%
1976 348,090 11.33 4.18%
1975 333,840 11.08 4.44%
1974 319,354 10.84 4.62%
1973 304,935 10.60 5.33%
1972 289,113 10.30 5.79%
1971 272,840 9.96 5.79%
1970 257,496 9.63 5.78%
1969 243,031 9.30 5.75%
1968 229,443 8.99 5.76%
1967 216,598 8.69 5.73%
1966 204,528 8.40 3.22%
1965 198,042 8.32 3.22%
1964 191,762 8.25 3.20%
1963 185,722 8.17 3.22%
1962 179,840 8.10 3.23%
1961 174,126 8.02 3.19%
1960 168,656 7.95 %