Comoros Population 2018

839,283

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. The Comoros is the third-smallest African country by area. Excluding the contested island of Mayotte, Comoros has an estimated 2018 population of 832,347, which ranks 165th in the world.

The 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/sq mi) on average, with 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. Suuni 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 the 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

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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 20 minutes
One death every 90 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

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

Comoros Population Growth

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.

About Comoros

Official NameUnion of the Comoros
Languages SpokenArabic, French, Comorian
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-12.1666666644.25
Currencies UsedComorian Franc
DemonymComoran

Countries Bordering Comoros

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Comoros Population Density

Comoros Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Moroni42,872
Moutsamoudou23,594
Fomboni14,966
Domoni14,509
Adda-Doueni10,858
Sima10,374
Ouani10,179
Mirontsi10,168
Mkiriwadjumoi8,749
Koni-Djodjo8,109
Moya7,529
Mbeni6,516
Mitsamiouli6,102
Barakani6,089
Chandra5,645
Ouellah5,478
Mramani5,126

Comoros Population Clock

The population of Comoros (as of 11/13/2018)?839,283
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)832,347
Births Per Day72
Deaths Per Day16
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 51
Population Change Since January 1st16,167

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Estimate as of November 13th 2018 is: 839,213

Comoros Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018832,34750.44%49.56%447.021632.26%
2017813,91250.44%49.56%437.121632.30%
2016795,60150.44%49.56%427.281642.34%
2015777,42450.43%49.57%417.521642.42%
2010689,69250.40%49.60%370.401652.43%
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%190.841692.91%
1980307,82949.95%50.05%165.321693.65%
1975257,29049.89%50.11%138.181702.26%
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%

Comoros Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020869,60150.44%49.56%467.031630.00%
2025964,59150.44%49.56%518.041612.10%
20301,061,77550.41%49.59%570.231611.94%
20351,161,07150.38%49.62%623.561611.80%
20401,261,94250.34%49.66%677.731591.68%
20451,363,09850.29%49.71%732.061571.55%
20501,462,73550.23%49.77%785.571561.42%
20551,559,28850.17%49.83%837.431551.29%
20601,651,80950.09%49.91%887.121551.16%
20651,739,52550.01%49.99%934.221551.04%
20701,822,17849.92%50.08%978.611530.93%
20751,898,35749.83%50.17%1019.531530.82%
20801,967,20449.74%50.26%1056.501520.72%
20852,028,15749.64%50.36%1089.241500.61%
20902,080,59949.54%50.46%1117.401490.51%
20952,124,82249.45%50.55%1141.151480.42%
Data Sources
  1. L’Institut Nationale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques et Démographiques (INSEED)
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 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