Caribbean Urbanization…what does it really mean? PART 1

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Aerial view over a Caribbean island. H.F.Smith photo.

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Aerial coastal view over a Caribbean island. H.F.Smith photo.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad. H.F.Smith photo.

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Residential development- St. Catherine. Jamaica. H.F.Smith photo.

RATES OF URBANISATION 2008, BY REGION

Country Urban Population (as a % of whole- 2008 estimates) Rate of Urbanisation (2005-2010 Estimates)
North America    
 Mexico                                           77%                                              1.5%
Central America    
1. Panama                                       73%                                             2.7%
2. Costa Rica                                   63%                                            2.3%
3. El Salvador                                  61%                                             1.9%
4. Nicaragua                                    57%                                             1.8%
5. Belize                                            52%                                             3.1%
6. Guatemala                                  49%                                             3.4%
7. Honduras                                    48%                                             2.9%
Caribbean    
1. Anguilla                                           100%                                        1.4%
2. Bermuda                                         100%                                        0.3%
3. Cayman Islands                            100%                                        1.5%
4. Puerto Rico                                       98%                                        0.8%
5. United States Virgin Islands          95%                                        0.2%
6. Netherlands Antilles                       93%                                         1.6%
7. Turks and Caicos Islands             92%                                         2.2%
8. Bahamas, The                                 84%                                         1.4%
9. Cuba                                                  76%                                         0%
10. Dominica                                          74%                                          0.2%
11. Dominican Republic                      69%                                          2.6%
12. Jamaica                                            53%                                          0.9%
13. Aruba                                                 47%                                          0.1%
14. Haiti                                                   47%                                          4.5%
15. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 47%                                       1.3%
16. Barbados                                         40%                                          1.5%
17. British Virgin Islands                     40%                                          1.7%
18. Saint Kitts and Nevis                     32%                                          1.4%
19. Grenada                                           31%                                          0.3%
20. Antigua and Barbuda                     30%                                          0.9%
21. Saint Lucia                                       28%                                          1.4%
22. Montserrat                                        14%                                          2.2%
23. Trinidad and Tobago                     13%                                          2.9%
South America    
1. Venezuela                                       93%                                            2%
2. Argentina                                         92%                                            1.2%
3. Uruguay                                           92%                                            0.4%
4. Chile                                                88%                                             1.3%
5. Brazil                                                86%                                             1.8%
6. Suriname                                        75%                                             1%
7. Colombia                                        74%                                             1.7%
8. Peru                                                 71%                                             1.3%
9. Bolivia                                              66%                                             2.5%
10. Ecuador                                           66%                                             2.1%
11. Paraguay                                         60%                                             2.8%
12. Guyana                                            28%                                             0%
COMBINED    
1. Anguilla                                   100%                                                  1.4%
2. Antigua and Barbuda              30%                                                 0.9%
3. Argentina                                    92%                                                1.2%
4. Aruba                                           47%                                                0.1%
5. Bahamas, The                           84%                                               1.4%
6. Barbados                                     40%                                              1.5%
7. Belize                                            52%                                              3.1%
8. Bermuda                                    100%                                              0.3%
9. Bolivia                                           66%                                              2.5%
10. Brazil                                             86%                                              1.8%
11. British Virgin Islands                  40%                                             1.7%
12. Cayman Islands                        100%                                              1.5%
13. Chile                                               88%                                             1.3%
14. Colombia                                       74%                                             1.7%
15. Costa Rica                                     63%                                             2.3%
16. Cuba                                               76%                                              0%
17. Dominica                                       74%                                               0.2%
18. Dominican Republic                   69%                                               2.6%
19. Ecuador                                         66%                                               2.1%
20. El Salvador                                   61%                                               1.9%
21. Grenada                                        31%                                               0.3%
22. Guatemala                                    49%                                               3.4%
23. Guyana                                           28%                                               0%
24. Haiti                                                 47%                                               4.5%
25. Honduras                                       48%                                               2.9%
26. Jamaica                                          53%                                              0.9%
27. Mexico                                           77%                                              1.5%
28. Montserrat                                   14%                                               2.2%
29. Netherlands Antilles                  93%                                               1.6%
30. Nicaragua                                    57%                                               1.8%
31.Panama                                       73%                                               2.7%
32. Paraguay                                     60%                                               2.8%
33. Peru                                              71%                                               1.3%
34. Puerto Rico                                  98%                                               0.8%
35. Saint Kitts and Nevis                  32%                                               1.4%
36. Saint Lucia                                   28%                                               1.4%
37. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 47%                                        1.3%
38. Suriname                                        75%                                            1%
39. Trinidad and Tobago                     13%                                             – 2.9%
40. Turks and Caicos Islands           92%                                             2.2%
41. Uruguay                                          92%                                            0.4%
42. Venezuela                                      93%                                            2%
43. United States Virgin Islands      95%                                            0.2%
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