URBANET presents another country series, inviting readers to learn about urbanisation and urban development in Bangladesh! We kick off our focus weeks with a set of infographics. We offer you facts and figures from this young nation, where rapid urbansiation has been presenting urban planners and policymakers with various challenges and potentials alike.
Urban and Rural Population
Both Bangladesh’s urban and rural population were increasing constantly until the mid-2000s, when its rural population started to stagnate. Yet, the country’s rural population still outnumbers the urban one. This is projected to change in the near future: the urban population is expected to continue its steep increase, while the rural one will decline. The year 2037 is projected to be the intersection and turning point, when urban Bangladeshis will outnumber their rural co-citizens for the first time.
Urbanisation in Bangladesh – Urban and Rural Population | Bangladesh Infographics © GIZ