Urban Population (persons) (2005)
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Urban population in 2005 derived from 23 nationally representative household surveys and population census information conducted in various years (circa 2005). Other countries 2005 urban population estimates derived from World Development Indicators 2008. (aggregation type: SUM)
Data Sources & Credits
Calculations based on data from: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); The World Bank; and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). 2004.
Lowest Geographic Unit: sub-Saharan Africa
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Data available for download in CSV format. Spatial data layer may be explored using MAPPR and downloaded in geoTIFF and ASCII raster formats.
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Keywords: Households, Living Standards, Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), Population, Surveys, Urban Areas, Urban Population