Population, 1881, 1897, 1922, 1934, 1959, 1970, 1979, 1989 (urban population, %)

Year Total population Urban population Rural population Urban population %
1881 881455 114230 767225 13,0
1922 1107059 298873 791934 27,0
1934 1126413 349826 767535 31,1
1959 1196791 675515 521276 56,4
1970 1356079 881168 474911 65,0
1979 1464476 1016826 447650 69,4
1989 1565662 1118829 446833 71,5