List of Arab countries by population

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This is a list of Arab countries and territories by population

Present

Rank
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Country
(or dependent territory)
Current
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 Increase 97,664,971 22.73 2.29 1,981,000 31 99,601,600 November 14, 2,019 Official population clock
 Algeria Increase 42,545,964 10.25 2.07 808,000 34 42,200,000 January 1, 2,018 Official estimate
 Sudan Increase 40,875,455 9.87 3.07 1,146,000 23 42,024,240 November 14, 2,019 Official estimate
 Iraq Increase 39,339,753 9.39 2.90 1,030,000 24 39,127,900 July 1, 2,019 Official estimate
 Morocco[4] Increase 38,803,500 8.65 1.24 412,000 27 35,721,700 November 14, 2,019 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Saudi Arabia Increase 33,413,660 8.10 2.44 751,000 29 34,218,169 July 1, 2,019 Official estimate
 Yemen Increase 28,915,284 6.87 2.95 766,000 24 29,161,922 July 1, 2,019 Official estimate
 Syria Decrease 18,284,407 5.98 2.45 557,000 29 17,070,135 July 1, 2,019 Official estimate
 Somalia Increase 15,181,925 3.95 1.54 166,000 45 15,442,905 July 1, 2,019
 Tunisia Increase 11,446,300 2.86 1.04 114,000 67 11,551,448 July 1, 2,018 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Jordan Increase 10,252,700 2.29 1.57 138,000 45 9,531,712 November 30, 2015 Official Census 2015
 United Arab Emirates Increase 9,541,615 2.76 2.75 183,000 26 9,770,529 July 1, 2,019 Official Census 2015
 Lebanon Increase 6,855,713 6,855,713 July 1, 2,019 UN projection
 Libya Increase 6,470,956 0.54 1.13 70,000 62 6,777,452 July 1, 2,019 2006 census result
 Palestine[5] Increase 4,780,978 1.20 2.92 133,000 24 4,976,684 July 1, 2,019 Official estimate
 Oman Increase 4,651,706 1.07 5.13 204,000 14 4,670,745 September 15, 2,019 Official population clock
 Kuwait Increase 4,226,920 1.07 3.00 121,000 23 4,420,110 January 1, 2,019 Official estimate
 Mauritania Increase 3,984,233 0.93 2.43 86,000 29 4,077,347 July 1, 2,019 Official estimate
 Qatar Increase 2,561,643 0.54 4.29 87,000 16 2,747,282 September 30, 2,019 Monthly official estimate
 Bahrain Increase 1,400,000 0.46 7.35 122,000 10 1,543,300 July 1, 2,019 Final 2010 census result
 Djibouti Increase 1,049,001 1,078,373 July 1, 2,019
 Comoros Increase 850,688 873,724 July 1, 2,019
Total 423,400,000 508,859,278

Past and Future

Rank
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Country 1950 2000 2050 2100
 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 59,130,000 127,328,000
 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
 Somalia 2,438,000 7,501,000 22,627,000 58,311,000
 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
 Djibouti 80,000 670,000 1,396,000 1,126,000
 Comoros 149,000 546,000 1,170,000 2,307,000
Total 75,146,000 274,814,000 594,497,000 892,152,000

Notes

  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 also

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