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European Commission - EUROSTAT

5 October 2015: World Habitat Day Just over 40% of the EU population lives in cities Urban population in the Nordic Member States most satisfied with public spaces

Brussels, 5 October 2015

Out of 100 persons in the European Union (EU) in 2014, 40 were living in densely-populated areas (or cities), 28 in thinly-populated (or rural) areas and 32 in intermediate areas (or towns and suburbs). There are significant discrepancies between the EU Member States, some of them having a mainly urban population while in others the population is mainly rural.

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