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The figures are from the United Nations urban and rural population estimates and projections as revised in 1996 (World Urbanization Prospects: The 1996 Revision).
Data on diskette may be purchased from: The Director, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York, NY 10017, USA.
Two dots (..) indicate that data are not available.
A dash (-) indicates that the amount is negligible.
(*) More developed regions comprise all regions of Europe and Northern America, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.
(+) Less developed regions comprise all regions of Africa, Asia (excluding Japan) and Latin America and the Caribbean, and the regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
(#) As of 1995, the least developed countries, as defined by the United Nations General Assembly, comprise 48 countries, of which 33 are in Africa, 9 in Asia, 1 in Latin America and 5 in Oceania. They are included in the less developed regions.
(1) Including Agalega, Rodrigues and St. Brandon.
(2) Including Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
(3) The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
(4) Including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island.
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