Cities and Urbanization

How has the world's urban population changed from 1950 to today?

In 1950, less than 20 percent of Africans lived in cities, that number has increased to 43 percent for 2020. Image: Unsplash/Son Vu Le

Katharina Buchholz

Data Journalist, Statista

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