Equatorial Guinea Population 2017

1,270,863

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 2017 population of Equatorial Guinea is 1.27 million, which ranks 163rd in the world.

Equatorial Guinea's estimated 2017 population of 1.27 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.

Equatorial Guinea Population in 2018Source: Ipisking at English Wikipedia

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 SpokenSpanish, French, Portuguese
BordersCMR, GAB
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude210
Currencies UsedXAF

Equatorial Guinea Population Density

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

Equatorial Guinea Population Clock

What is the population of Equatorial Guinea (as of 11/15/2017)?1,270,863
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)1,267,689
Births Per Day17
Deaths Per Day5
Net Migrations Per Day 11
Net Change Per Day 23
Population Change Since January 1st7,337

Equatorial Guinea Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 33.782 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 10.304 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 4.406 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 58.476 years
Male Life Expectancy 57.202 years
Female Life Expectancy 59.924 years
Total Fertility Rate 4.566 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.861 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 62.73 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 96.417 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.481 years
Rate of Natural Increase 23.298
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 24.003%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 24.783%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 23.202%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 38.883%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 40.924%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 36.58%
Median Age (Total) 19.6 years
Median Age (Female) 20.1 years
Median Age (Male) 19.1 years

Equatorial Guinea Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20171,267,68955.36%44.64%453.85%
20151,175,38955.17%44.83%424.33%
2010951,10454.30%45.70%344.66%
2005757,31752.97%47.03%274.27%
2000614,32351.77%48.23%224.00%
1995504,87150.55%49.45%183.41%
1990426,84649.56%50.44%153.53%
1985358,89649.53%50.47%137.05%
1980255,32549.49%50.51%9-0.34%
1975259,74749.53%50.46%9-3.26%
1970306,51549.62%50.37%112.02%
1965277,39649.24%50.76%101.67%
1960255,32348.99%51.01%91.30%
1955239,37549.05%50.95%91.20%
1950225,53749.16%50.84%80.00%

Equatorial Guinea Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20201,406,28055.50%44.50%500.00%
20251,636,62255.43%44.57%583.08%
20301,871,22055.16%44.84%672.72%
20352,104,72854.78%45.22%752.38%
20402,348,71454.42%45.58%842.22%
20452,596,65254.05%45.95%932.03%
20502,844,74453.67%46.33%1011.84%
20553,092,84953.30%46.70%1101.69%
20603,335,95152.93%47.07%1191.52%
20653,568,87352.55%47.45%1271.36%
20703,788,09452.18%47.82%1351.20%
20753,990,51751.80%48.20%1421.05%
20804,175,34951.44%48.56%1490.91%
20854,342,41451.12%48.88%1550.79%
20904,492,37650.85%49.15%1600.68%
20954,625,35650.62%49.38%1650.59%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer