Comoros Population 2019

855,986

Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique. Comoros is the third-smallest African country by area. Excluding the contested island of Mayotte, Comoros has an estimated 2019 population of 850,886, which ranks 163rd in the world.

Comoros is one of the least populous countries in the world, but it is one of the most densely populated. There are 275 people per square kilometer (710 people per square mile) on average, which is the 25th highest population density in the world, despite ranking 178th in terms of total area. About one-third of the population lives in urban areas, including Moroni, Mutsamudu, and Domoni. Moroni is the largest city and capital on the semi-autonomous island Grande Comore with a population of 55,000.

Comoros Demographics

Most of the population of the Comoros is descended from African-Arabs. Sunni Islam is the main religion that represents up to 98% of the population. While Arab culture is dominant in the country, there is a small population of Mayotte, who are mostly immigrants from France. There are also small populations of Malagasy and Indians, with some people of French and European ancestry. Most French people left Comoros after it gained independence in 1975.

There are also between 200,000 and 35,000 Comorians living in France.

Since its independence, the Comoros has gone through many coups and half of the population now lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 USD per day.

Comoros has a very young population with nearly 50% of the population under the age of 15. The life expectancy in the country is currently 67 for women and 62 for men.

Comoros Population Growth

Comoros has healthy population growth as half of its population is under the age of 15 and the fertility rate is 4.7 babies born to each adult woman. The country's population has been growing steadily since the 1970's and this trend is expected to continue.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 20 minutes
One death every 85 minutes
One net migrant every 288 minutes
Net gain of one person every 28 minutes

Comoros Population in 2018Source: By Haryamouji [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Comoros Population Pyramid 2019

Comoros Population by Age

There are 462,709 adults in Comoros.

Census Years

Year Date
20162016
200330 September 2003
199115 September 1991

The Comoros has healthy population growth as half of its population is under the age of 15 and the fertility rate is 4.7 babies born to each adult woman. The country's population has been growing steadily since the 1970's and this trend is expected to continue.

Official NameUnion of the Comoros
Languages SpokenArabic, French, Comorian
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-12.16666666, 44.25
Currencies UsedComorian Franc
DemonymComoran
BordersNone
Name Population Location
Moroni42,872Map
Moutsamoudou23,594Map
Fomboni14,966Map
Domoni14,509Map
Tsimbeo12,472Map
Adda-Doueni10,858Map
Sima10,374Map
Ouani10,179Map
Mirontsi10,168Map
Mkiriwadjumoi8,749Map
Koni-Djodjo8,109Map
Moya7,529Map
Mbeni6,516Map
Mitsamiouli6,102Map
Barakani6,089Map
Chandra5,645Map
Ouellah5,478Map
Mramani5,126Map

Comoros Population Clock

The population of Comoros (as of 10/8/2019)?855,986
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)850,886
Births Per Day73
Deaths Per Day17
Net Migrations Per Day-5
Net Change Per Day51
Population Change Since January 1st14,331

Comoros Population Estimator

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Estimate as of October 8th 2019 is: 855,962

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2019850,88650.44%49.56%456.971632.23%
2018832,32250.44%49.56%447.001632.26%
2017813,89250.44%49.56%437.111632.30%
2016795,59250.44%49.56%427.281632.34%
2015777,42450.43%49.57%417.521632.42%
2010689,69250.40%49.60%370.401642.43%
2005611,62750.36%49.64%328.481662.43%
2000542,35750.31%49.69%291.281662.67%
1995475,39450.23%49.77%255.311662.92%
1990411,59450.14%49.86%221.051662.98%
1985355,33750.05%49.95%190.841672.91%
1980307,82949.95%50.05%165.321693.65%
1975257,29049.89%50.11%138.181692.26%
1970230,05449.85%50.15%123.551712.09%
1965207,42449.79%50.21%111.401691.65%
1960191,12149.75%50.25%102.641691.67%
1955175,90349.73%50.27%94.471701.98%
1950159,45949.70%50.30%85.641690.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020869,60150.44%49.56%467.031630.00%
2025965,00350.44%49.56%518.261612.10%
20301,063,11450.42%49.58%570.951611.96%
20351,163,80250.39%49.61%625.031611.83%
20401,266,33150.36%49.64%680.091581.70%
20451,369,59250.32%49.68%735.551571.58%
20501,471,73750.27%49.73%790.411561.45%
20551,570,74450.21%49.79%843.581551.31%
20601,665,91550.14%49.86%894.691551.18%
20651,755,98650.07%49.93%943.061541.06%
20701,840,74550.00%50.00%988.581520.95%
20751,918,99049.92%50.08%1030.611500.84%
20801,989,64349.84%50.15%1068.551510.73%
20852,052,31249.76%50.24%1102.211500.62%
20902,106,04549.69%50.31%1131.071490.52%
20952,150,74849.62%50.39%1155.071460.42%
  1. L’Institut Nationale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques et Démographiques (INSEED)
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 2003 census, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer