URBANET’s latest country series focuses on Jordan, and as always, we start the series with a collection of infographics! Learn more about urban development in a country where urbanisation has been a powerful factor for more than 30 years.
Urban and Rural Population
Jordan’s rural population has remained at roughly the same low level for the past 70 years and has seen a slight but steady decline from the mid 2000s onwards, which is projected to continue. The country’s urban population outnumbered its rural one for the first time in 1960 and has been characterised by an extremely steep increase ever since; this is projected to continue throughout the upcoming decades. For the year 2021, Jordan’s urban population is estimated to be ten times the rural one.
Urbanisation in Jordan – Urban and Rural Population | Jordan Infographics © GIZ