List of Arab countries by population

This is a list of Arab countries and territories by population.

PresentEdit





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population
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[1]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[2]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[3]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
  Egypt   97,664,971 22.73 2.29 1,981,000 31 103,613,114 18 January 2021 Official population clock
  Algeria   42,545,964 10.25 2.07 808,000 34 44,406,114 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Sudan   40,875,455 9.87 3.07 1,146,000 23 44,483,143 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Iraq   39,339,753 9.39 2.90 1,030,000 24 40,753,412 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Morocco[4]   38,803,500 8.65 1.24 412,000 27 37,191,391 18 January 2021 Preliminary 2014 census result
  Saudi Arabia   33,413,660 8.10 2.44 751,000 29 35,193,585 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Yemen   28,915,284 6.87 2.95 766,000 24 30,255,359 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Syria   18,284,407 5.98 2.45 557,000 29 17,272,183 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Tunisia   11,446,300 2.86 1.04 114,000 67 11,904,972 18 January 2021 Preliminary 2014 census result
  Jordan   10,252,700 2.29 1.57 138,000 45 9,531,712 November 30, 2015 Official Census 2015
  United Arab Emirates   9,541,615 2.76 2.75 183,000 26 9,998,060 18 January 2021 Official Census 2015
  Lebanon   6,855,713 6,849,805 18 January 2021 UN projection
  Libya   6,470,956 0.54 1.13 70,000 62 6,938,736 18 January 2021 2006 census result
  Palestine[5]   4,780,978 1.20 2.92 133,000 24 5,176,955 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Oman   4,651,706 1.07 5.13 204,000 14 5,216,981 18 January 2021 Official population clock
  Kuwait   4,226,920 1.07 3.00 121,000 23 4,321,172 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Mauritania   3,984,233 0.93 2.43 86,000 29 4,728,623 18 January 2021 Official estimate
  Qatar   2,561,643 0.54 4.29 87,000 16 2,914,588 18 January 2021 Monthly official estimate
  Bahrain   1,400,000 0.46 7.35 122,000 10 1,762,814 18 January 2021 Final 2010 census result
  Djibouti   1,049,001 997,445 18 January 2021
  Comoros   850,688 881,453 18 January 2021
Total 423,400,000

Past and FutureEdit


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  Egypt 21,198,000 65,159,000 137,873,000 200,802,000
  Algeria 8,893,000 30,639,000 55,445,000 61,060,000
  Sudan 6,468,000 27,068,000 59,130,000 95,328,000**
  Iraq 5,164,000 23,129,000 76,520,000 163,905,000
  Morocco[6] 5,344,000 28,114,000 62,027,000 80,888,000
  Saudi Arabia 3,860,000 21,312,000 46,817,000 47,586,000
  Yemen 4,778,000 17,236,000 46,081,000 52,244,000
  Syria 3,496,000 16,515,000 31,226,000 38,098,000
  Tunisia 3,518,000 9,508,000 12,181,000 12,494,000
  United Arab Emirates 72,000 2,458,000 8,019,000 13,389,000
  Jordan 562,000 4,786,000 11,412,000 14,147,000
  Libya 962,000 5,025,000 8,971,000 8,144,000
  Palestine[7] 1,018,000 3,111,000 7,770,000 15,516,000
  Oman 489,000 2,433,000 5,402,000 5,751,000
  Kuwait 145,000 1,973,000 3,864,000 6,484,000
  Mauritania 1,006,000 2,501,000 6,537,000 13,059,000
  Qatar 26,000 640,000 2,559,000 3,170,000
  Bahrain 115,000 655,000 1,848,000 1,602,000
  Somalia 5,321,987 15,123,321 20,396,987 35,196,000*
  Djibouti 83,000 670,000 1,396,000 1,126,000**
  Comoros 149,000 546,000 1,170,000 2,307,000
Total 75,146,000 294,814,000 599,497,000 992,152,000

NotesEdit

  1. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/projection2014x100-100.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG<SUB10(growth/100+1).
  4. ^ It excludes If it was included, the Moroccan September 2014 census would result in 38,848,242 inhabitants and its mid-2015 demographic projection would give some 38,198,000 inhab.
  5. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by Israel.
  6. ^ It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. If it was included, the Moroccan September 2014 census would result in 33,848,242 inhabitants and its mid-2015 demographic projection would give some 34,198,000 inhab.
  7. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by Israel.

See alsoEdit