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Shanty towns and other types of informal habitat, 2014 

Source: United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals Indicators,


The map showing the population living in shanty towns and other informal dwellings is particularly mixed. As part of the urban population (the colored areas), the level is over 40% in most African countries, and exceeds 90% in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Sudan. In terms of numbers (proportional circles), the highly populated emerging countries (China, India, Brazil) show a large number of people living in shanty towns, whereas their proportion of the urban population is lower than in Africa.


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