The sub-Saharan African region is still predominantly rural with only 36.7% living in urban areas in 2011, country figures however varies tremendiously in the region. In Gabon for example, over 80% of the total population live in urban settlements while only 11% of Burundians live in such conditions.

Projections of the proportion of urban population in these two countries shows that by 2050, these figures will increase to over 90% in Gabon and about 28% in Burundi.

Libreville, the capity city of Gabon

 

The city center in Bujumbura, Burundi

 

 

 

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