Equatorial Guinea Population 2018

1,293,320

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a small country in Central Africa that has a mainland region and an insular region, which consists of the Bioko islands in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobon, a volcanic island. The estimated 2018 population of Equatorial Guinea is 1.31 million, which ranks 163rd in the world.

Equatorial Guinea's estimated 2018 population of 1.31 million is a fairly sizable increase from the estimated 2012 population of 736,000. Equatorial Guinea has just 28,050 square kilometers of land, ranking 144th in the world, and its population is in line with this. The country also has a low population density of just 24 people per square kilometer (63/square mile), which ranks 187th in the world.

There are only two cities in the country with a population of more than 30,000: Bata (estimated at 180,000) and the capital, Malabo (estimated at 165,000).

Equatorial Guinea Demographics

Most people of Equatorial Guinea are of Bantu origin. The Fang are the largest ethnic group and indigenous to the mainland, but migration to Bioko Island in recent years has allowed the Fang population to surpass that of the earlier Bubi inhabitants. 86% of the population is Fang, with 67 separate clans. The Bubi, who account for 7% of the population, are indigenous to Bioko Island.

There are also coastal ethnic groups in Equatorial Guinea, including the Combes, Bujebas, Balengues and Bengas on the mainland and smaller islands and the Fernandinos on Bioko Island. These groups make up 5% of the total population.

There is a fairly large population of Europeans, primarily of Portuguese and Spanish descent, many of whom are mixed with local African ethnicities. Many Spaniards in the country left after it gained independence. There is a population of Asians, mostly from China, as well as some Indians and a group of Israelis.

Interestingly, Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa with Spanish as the official language.

Equatorial Guinea Population Growth

The regime that rules Equatorial Guinea is considered one of the very worst in the world in terms of human rights, with human trafficking a growing problem. Despite this, the country's population continues to grow rapidly. Equatorial Guinea is currently growing at a rate of 2.8% per year, which is expected to continue in the years to come.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 12 minutes
One death every 41 minutes
One net migrant every 33 minutes
Net gain of one person every 11 minutes

Equatorial Guinea Population in 2018Source: Ipisking at English Wikipedia

Equatorial Guinea Population Pyramid 2018

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Equatorial Guinea Median Age

19.6


Total

19.1


Male

20.1


Female

Equatorial Guinea Population by Age

There are 727,434 adults in Equatorial Guinea.

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

Equatorial Guinea Population Growth

The regime that rules Equatorial Guinea is considered one of the very worst in the world in terms of human rights, with human trafficking a growing problem. Despite this, the country's population continues to grow rapidly. Equatorial Guinea is currently growing at a rate of 2.8% per year, which is expected to continue in the years to come.

About Equatorial Guinea

Official NameRepublic of Equatorial Guinea
Languages SpokenFrench, Portuguese, Spanish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude210
Currencies UsedCommunauté Financière Africaine (BEAC) CFA Franc BEAC
DemonymEquatorial Guinean

Countries Bordering Equatorial Guinea

Cameroon
Gabon

Equatorial Guinea Population Density

Equatorial Guinea Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Bata173,046
Malabo155,963
Ebebiyin24,831
Aconibe11,192
Anisoc10,191
Luba8,655
Evinayong8,462
Mongomo6,393
Mikomeseng5,813
Rebola5,450
San Antonio de Pale4,433

Equatorial Guinea Population Clock

The population of Equatorial Guinea (as of 1/20/2018)?1,293,320
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)1,313,894
Births Per Day118
Deaths Per Day35
Net Migrations Per Day 44
Net Change Per Day 127
Population Change Since January 1st2,413

Equatorial Guinea Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 33.353 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.975 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 12.395 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 58.03 years
Male Life Expectancy 56.8 years
Female Life Expectancy 59.45 years
Total Fertility Rate 4.554 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.891 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 61.02 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 93.718 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.059 years
Rate of Natural Increase 23.378

Equatorial Guinea Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20181,313,89455.42%44.58%46.841563.78%
20151,175,38955.17%44.83%41.901584.33%
2010951,10454.30%45.70%33.911594.66%
2005757,31752.97%47.03%27.001624.27%
2000614,32351.77%48.23%21.901624.00%
1995504,87150.55%49.45%18.001653.41%
1990426,84649.56%50.44%15.221653.53%
1985358,89649.53%50.47%12.791677.05%
1980255,32549.49%50.51%9.10171-0.34%
1975259,74749.53%50.46%9.26169-3.26%
1970306,51549.62%50.37%10.931652.02%
1965277,39649.24%50.76%9.891651.67%
1960255,32348.99%51.01%9.101651.30%
1955239,37549.05%50.95%8.531631.20%
1950225,53749.16%50.84%8.041610.00%

Equatorial Guinea Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,406,28055.50%44.50%50.131540.00%
20251,636,62255.43%44.57%58.341533.08%
20301,871,22055.16%44.84%66.711522.72%
20352,104,72854.78%45.22%75.031502.38%
20402,348,71454.42%45.58%83.731492.22%
20452,596,65254.05%45.95%92.571482.03%
20502,844,74453.67%46.33%101.411451.84%
20553,092,84953.30%46.70%110.261441.69%
20603,335,95152.93%47.07%118.921401.52%
20653,568,87352.55%47.45%127.231401.36%
20703,788,09452.18%47.82%135.041371.20%
20753,990,51751.80%48.20%142.261371.05%
20804,175,34951.44%48.56%148.851350.91%
20854,342,41451.12%48.88%154.801340.79%
20904,492,37650.85%49.15%160.151340.68%
20954,625,35650.62%49.38%164.891320.59%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer