Percentage of population living in rural areas

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Percentage of population living in rural areas

This indicator evaluates the proportion of the population living in a “rural” (versus urban) area. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) defines rural areas as “what is not urban” but recognizes that this may look different in varying country contexts but often referring to the areas which are neither inhabited at urban density levels or in the suburban areas outside of or in close proximity to urban centers.

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