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, 2013
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 84,605,000 22.81 2.29 1,893,000 31 83,661,000 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
2  Algeria 38,295,000 10.32 2.11 792,000 33 37,900,000 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
3  Iraq 35,404,000 9.54 3.06 1,051,000 23 33,330,000 2011 Official estimate
4  Sudan 35,150,000 9.47 2.52 863,000 28 30,894,000 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
5  Morocco 32,950,000 8.88 1.08 353,000 64 33,325,400 July 23, 2014 Official population clock
6  Saudi Arabia 30,193,000 8.14 3.41 997,000 21 29,195,895 2012 Official estimate
7  Yemen 25,252,000 6.81 2.96 725,000 24 24,527,000 2012 Official estimate
8  Syria 22,169,000 5.98 2.45 531,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
9  Tunisia 10,889,000 2.94 1.03 111,000 68 10,777,500 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
10  Somalia 9,662,000 2.60 1.17 112,000 59 9,331,000 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
11  United Arab Emirates 8,659,000 2.33 1.56 133,000 45 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
12  Jordan 6,517,000 1.76 2.84 180,000 25 6,606,200 July 23, 2014 Official population clock
13  Libya 6,323,000 1.70 1.56 97,000 45 6,433,092 2013 2013 World Gazetteer projection
14  Palestine[5] 4,421,000 1.19 2.91 125,000 24 4,420,549 2013 Official estimate
15  Lebanon 4,127,000 1.11 1.58 64,000 44 3,759,100 2007 Official estimate
16  Oman 3,942,000 1.06 8.80 319,000 8 3,831,553 February 28, 2013 Monthly official estimate
17  Kuwait 3,852,000 1.04 2.94 110,000 24 3,582,054 December 31, 2010 Official estimate
18  Mauritania 3,461,000 0.93 2.58 87,000 27 3,461,041 2013 Official estimate
19  Qatar 1,917,000 0.52 3.85 71,000 18 1,916,426 June 30, 2013 Monthly official estimate
20  Bahrain 1,546,000 0.42 7.36 106,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
21  Djibouti 912,000 0.25 2.70 24,000 26 864,618 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
22  Comoros 743,000 0.20 2.62 19,000 27 724,300 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
Total 370,989,000 100.00 2.42 8,763,000 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: projection2013/projection2012x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2013*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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