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)
July 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 88,523,000 22.70 2.29 1,981,000 31 88,263,000 March 29, 2015 Official population clock
2  Algeria 39,903,000 10.23 2.07 808,000 34 39,500,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
3  Sudan 38,435,000 9.86 3.07 1,146,000 23 38,435,252 2015 Official estimate
4  Iraq 36,575,000 9.38 2.90 1,030,000 24 36,575,000 2015 Official estimate
5  Morocco[5] 33,680,000 8.64 1.24 412,000 56 33,337,529 September 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
6  Saudi Arabia 31,521,000 8.08 2.44 751,000 29 31,521,418 2015 Official estimate
7  Yemen 26,745,000 6.86 2.95 766,000 24 25,235,079 2013 Official estimate
8  Syria 23,270,000 5.97 2.45 557,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
9  Tunisia 11,118,000 2.85 1.04 114,000 67 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
10  Somalia 10,972,000 2.81 1.54 166,000 45 10,806,000 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
11  United Arab Emirates 8,933,000 2.29 1.57 138,000 45 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
12  Jordan 6,837,000 1.75 2.75 183,000 26 6,710,300 March 29, 2015 Official population clock
13  Libya 6,521,000 1.67 1.56 100,000 45
14  Palestine[6] 4,683,000 1.20 2.92 133,000 24 4,550,368 2014 Official estimate
15  Lebanon 4,288,000 1.10 1.78 75,000 39 3,759,100 2007 Official estimate
16  Oman 4,207,000 1.08 5.20 208,000 14 4,149,917 March 25, 2015 Official estimate
17  Kuwait 4,161,000 1.07 3.00 121,000 23 4,039,445 June 30, 2014 Official estimate
18  Mauritania 3,632,000 0.93 2.43 86,000 29 3,631,775 2015 Official estimate
19  Qatar 2,386,000 0.61 6.76 151,000 11 2,334,029 February 28, 2015 Monthly official estimate
20  Bahrain 1,781,000 0.46 7.35 122,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
21  Djibouti 961,000 0.25 2.67 25,000 26 864,618 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
22  Comoros 783,000 0.20 2.62 20,000 27 724,300 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
Total 389,915,000 100.00 2.39 9,093,000 29

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 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.
  6. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor.

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