List of Arab countries by population

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This is a list of Arab countries and territories by population, which is sorted by the mid-year normalized demographic projections.

Table[edit]

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
January 1, 2015
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
Date Source
1  Egypt 87,535,000 22.72 2.29 1,959,000 31 87,708,000 December 22, 2014 Official population clock
2  Algeria 39,500,000 10.25 2.07 800,000 34 39,500,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
3  Sudan 37,863,000 9.83 3.07 1,129,000 23 38,435,252 2015 Official estimate
4  Iraq 36,060,000 9.36 2.90 1,016,000 24 36,575,000 2015 Official estimate
5  Morocco 33,481,000 8.69 1.06 350,000 66 33,473,300 December 22, 2014 Official population clock
6  Saudi Arabia 31,147,000 8.08 2.44 742,000 29 31,521,418 2015 Official estimate
7  Yemen 26,363,000 6.84 2.95 755,000 24 25,235,079 2013 Official estimate
8  Syria 22,992,000 5.97 2.45 550,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
9  Tunisia 11,061,000 2.87 1.03 113,000 68 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
10  Somalia 10,889,000 2.83 1.53 164,000 46 10,806,000 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
11  United Arab Emirates 8,864,000 2.30 1.57 137,000 44 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
12  Jordan 6,746,000 1.75 2.76 181,000 25 6,671,400 December 22, 2014 Official population clock
13  Libya 6,471,000 1.68 1.55 99,000 45
14  Palestine[5] 4,615,000 1.20 2.90 130,000 24 4,420,549 2013 Official estimate
15  Lebanon 4,250,000 1.10 1.75 73,000 40 3,759,100 2007 Official estimate
16  Kuwait 4,101,000 1.06 3.01 120,000 23 4,039,445 June 30, 2014 Official estimate
17  Oman 4,096,000 1.06 5.19 202,000 14 4,087,155 December 17, 2014 Official estimate
18  Mauritania 3,589,000 0.93 2.43 85,000 29 3,631,775 2015 Official estimate
19  Qatar 2,282,000 0.59 6.49 139,000 11 2,269,672 November 30, 2014 Monthly official estimate
20  Bahrain 1,719,000 0.45 7.30 117,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
21  Djibouti 949,000 0.25 2.71 25,000 26 864,618 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
22  Comoros 773,000 0.20 2.66 20,000 26 724,300 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
Total 385,346,000 100.00 2.37 8,906,000 30

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the exponential formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/projection2014x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  5. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor.

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