Bosnia And Herzegovina Population 2017

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At the 1991 census, Bosnia and Herzegovina had a population of 4.37 million, which dropped to 3.9 million by 1996. The last census in Bosnia took place in 2013 and showed a population of 3.79 million, which is 585,000 fewer than in 1991. The population is estimated at 3.819 million.

The capital Sarajevo has an urban population of 440,000, while the Sarajevo metropolitan area has a population of about 608,000.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Demographics

Bosnia has one of the highest life expectancy, education and literacy rates in the area and it has the third highest tourism growth rate globally between 1995 and 2020. There are three ethnic groups in Bosnia, with all citizens being identified as a Bosnian. Bosnian and Herzegovinian are used to designate region, not ethnicity.

The three ethnic groups are Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. According to 2000 information from the CIA, the ethnic breakdown is 48% Bosniak, 37% Serbs, 14% Croats and 0.6% other. It's believed that 45% of the population is Muslim, 36% is Serb Orthodox, 15% is Roman Catholic, 1% is Protestant, and 3% is another religion.

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population in 2017 Source: Julian Nitzsche

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Growth

In the 1991 census, the country had a population of 4.37 million, which was believed to have fallen to 3.9 million during an unofficial UNHCR census in 1996. The population has dropped even further to 3.79 million.

While the war in Bosnia ended 18 years ago, its scars are still visible in the area, and mass graves are still being discovered. Ethnic tensions were also aggravated leading up to the recent census. Bosnia's population is expected to continue a slow decline in the coming years.

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Density

About Bosnia And Herzegovina

Official Name Bosnia and Herzegovina
Languages Spoken Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian
Borders HRV, MNE, SRB
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 44,18
Currencies Used BAM

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Clock

What is the population of Bosnia And Herzegovina (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 18
Deaths Per Day 23
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day -6
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 8.528 births/thousand 196th
Crude Death Rate 10.999 deaths/thousand 27th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.132 people/thousand 77th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.939 years 63rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 74.473 years 62nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 79.444 years 63rd
Total Fertility Rate 1.235 children/woman 199th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.59 surviving daughters/woman 199th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.057 males per female 58th
Infant Mortality Rate 6.571 deaths/1,000 live births 146th
Under Five Mortality 7.772 deaths/thousand 148th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.862 years 73rd
Rate of Natural Increase -2.63 189th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.462% 51st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.064% 47th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.822% 53rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.367% 51st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.342% 47th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.161% 53rd
Crude Suicide Rate 13.9 suicides/thousand 37th
Median Age (Total) 41.7 years 30th
Median Age (Female) 43.1 years 30th
Median Age (Male) 40.2 years 27th

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 3,792,759 49.761% 50.239% 74 133 -0.28% 134
2015 3,810,415 49.77% 50.23% 74 132 -0.22% 134
2010 3,835,258 49.793% 50.207% 75 124 -0.08% 130
2005 3,833,377 49.817% 50.183% 75 118 0.13% 127
2000 3,792,877 49.85% 50.15% 74 114 0.18% 124
1995 3,879,278 49.829% 50.171% 76 112 -1.78% 118
1990 4,526,996 49.974% 50.026% 88 100 -1.99% 106
1985 4,369,527 49.657% 50.343% 85 95 1.34% 104
1980 4,144,725 49.592% 50.408% 81 90 0.97% 102
1975 3,971,607 49.534% 50.466% 77 92 0.92% 102
1970 3,745,637 49.424% 50.576% 73 91 1.2% 99
1965 3,524,595 49.284% 50.716% 69 88 1.42% 98
1960 3,214,520 49.048% 50.952% 63 90 1.93% 95
1955 2,931,849 48.744% 51.256% 57 88 1.88% 94
1950 2,661,292 48.27% 51.73% 52 88 1.81% 93

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 3,758,147 49.746% 50.254% 73 139 -0.36% 134
2025 3,680,513 49.709% 50.291% 72 144 -0.49% 134
2030 3,583,820 49.661% 50.339% 70 147 -0.61% 136
2035 3,468,599 49.612% 50.388% 68 152 -0.72% 139
2040 3,340,410 49.579% 50.421% 65 155 -0.8% 139
2045 3,205,955 49.587% 50.413% 62 157 -0.86% 141
2050 3,068,698 49.638% 50.362% 60 158 -0.9% 143
2055 2,930,760 49.728% 50.272% 57 163 -0.95% 144
2060 2,792,611 49.842% 50.158% 54 165 -0.99% 144
2065 2,655,875 49.97% 50.03% 52 167 -1.03% 144
2070 2,520,765 50.087% 49.913% 49 173 -1.06% 145
2075 2,390,856 50.202% 49.798% 46 177 -1.05% 145
2080 2,271,072 50.302% 49.698% 44 182 -1% 145
2085 2,164,056 50.411% 49.589% 42 182 -0.91% 145
2090 2,071,250 50.481% 49.519% 40 182 -0.83% 147
2095 1,990,421 50.528% 49.472% 39 182 -0.75% 148
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations