World Urbanization Prospects ~ 2014 Revision

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Suggested citation:
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, Highlights (ST/ESA/SER.A/352).

The Report (PDF format): https://selectra.co.uk/WUP2014-Highlights.pdf