List of Middle East countries by population

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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]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1  Egypt 90,253,760 21.93 2.29 1,981,000 31 91,568,000 August 24, 2016 Official population clock
2  Iran 78,778,000 19.22 1.29 1,001,000 54 79,501,000 August 24, 2016 Official population clock
3  Turkey 78,214,000 19.08 1.34 1,035,000 52 77,695,904 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
4  Iraq 36,575,000 8.92 2.90 1,030,000 24 36,575,000 2015 Official estimate
5  Saudi Arabia 31,521,000 7.69 2.44 751,000 29 31,521,418 2015 Official estimate
6  Yemen 26,745,000 6.53 2.95 766,000 24 24,527,000 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
7  Syria 23,270,000 5.68 2.45 557,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
8  United Arab Emirates 10,000,000 2.18 15 138,000 45 10,264,070 2010 Official estimate
9  Israel 8,372,000 2.04 1.89 155,000 37 8,436,600 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
10  Jordan 6,837,000 1.67 2.75 183,000 26 6,388,000 2012 Official estimate
11  Palestine[5] 4,683,000 1.14 2.92 133,000 24 4,550,368 2014 Official estimate
12  Lebanon 4,288,000 1.05 1.78 75,000 39 4,965,846 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
13  Oman 4,181,000 1.02 5.13 204,000 14 4,233,500 August 24, 2016 Official population clock
14  Kuwait 4,161,000 1.02 3.00 121,000 23 4,183,658 June 30, 2015 Official estimate
15  Qatar 2,113,000 0.52 4.29 87,000 16 2,412,483 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
16  Bahrain 1,781,000 0.43 7.35 122,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
Total 411,551,760 100.00 2.08 8,331,000 34

References[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+9).
  5. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor.