whp 2013 DOI: 10.12927/whp..17577 View full text
Mati Ur Rahman

Abstract: the size of the urban population is growing at an alarming rate. Its urban population constituted only five % of the total population in 1961 but rose to 18 % by 1991. According to the latest population census report (1991) about 21 million people live in urban areas (Government of Bangladesh, 1994). By the end of this century, the urban population in Bangladesh will probably account for 26 % of the country's total population and this figure will increase to 37 % by 2015 (World Bank, 1985). The projected numb…

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