What are the characteristics of urbanization in Africa?
L’Africa is the continent with the fastest urban growth in the world, the growth rate is 4.5% per year, while the total population is only growing by 2% per year. L’Africa North is more urbanized than theAfrica black, but it is in the latter that theurbanization increases the most today.
The urbanization of the country began in the 1940s and the phenomenon did not stop growing until the 1980s, before experiencing a slight slowdown, in particular due to the drop in the birth rate of the country.
The first phase of urbanization is a phase of significant growth in the number of inhabitants in urban centers. This process takes place from the independence of Belgium and operates during a large part of the 19th century.
In the 19th century, the country with the highest rate of urbanization was the United Kingdom. Not all countries have the same pace of urbanization. Generally speaking, the pace of urbanization is similar to the pace of industrialization.
As statistics show, its total population has increased fourfold and its urban population elevenfold. From 14,, the urbanization rate increased to 25,, 38, and is projected to 47.2% and 61.8% respectively in 20.