List of Middle East countries by population

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This is a list of Middle Eastern 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 7.69 2.29 1,893,000 31 86,781,800 July 11, 2014 Official population clock
2  Iran 76,917,000 - - - - - -
3  Turkey 76,668,000 - - - - - -
4  Iraq 35,404,000 8.98 3.06 1,051,000 23 33,330,000 2011 Official estimate
5  Saudi Arabia 30,193,000 7.66 3.41 997,000 21 29,195,895 2012 Official estimate
6  Yemen 25,252,000 6.40 2.96 725,000 24 24,527,000 2012 Official estimate
7  Syria 21,898,000 5.62 2.45 531,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 UN estimate
8  United Arab Emirates 8,659,000 2.20 1.56 133,000 45 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
9  Israel 8,047,000 2.04 1.87 150,000 37 8,208,300 July 11, 2014 Official population clock
10  Jordan 6,517,000 1.65 2.84 180,000 25 6,605,280 July 11, 2014 Official population clock
11  Palestine 4,421,000 1.12 2.91 125,000 24 4,420,549 2013 Official estimate
12  Lebanon 4,127,000 1.05 1.58 64,000 44 3,759,100 2007 Official estimate
13  Oman 3,942,000 1.00 8.80 319,000 8 3,831,553 February 28, 2013 Monthly official estimate
14  Kuwait 3,852,000 0.98 2.94 110,000 24 3,582,054 December 31, 2010 Official estimate
15  Qatar 1,917,000 0.49 3.85 71,000 18 1,916,426 June 30, 2013 Monthly official estimate
16  Bahrain 1,546,000 0.39 7.36 106,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result

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).

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