Equatorial Guinea Population 2017

896,166

Equatorial Guinea's estimated 2015 population of 800,000 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 2017Source: 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, Portuguese, French
BordersCMR, GAB
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude210
Currencies UsedXAF

Equatorial Guinea Population Density

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

Equatorial Guinea Population Clock

What is the population of Equatorial Guinea (as of September 13, 2017)?896,166
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)894464
Births Per Day17
Deaths Per Day5
Net Migrations Per Day 11
Net Change Per Day 23
Population Change Since January 1st5,865

Equatorial Guinea Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 33.782 births/thousand28
Crude Death Rate 10.304 deaths/thousand36
Crude Net Migration Rate 4.406 people/thousand16
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 58.476 years186
Male Life Expectancy 57.202 years186
Female Life Expectancy 59.924 years186
Total Fertility Rate 4.566 children/woman23
Net Reproduction Rate 1.861 surviving daughters/woman29
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female160
Infant Mortality Rate 62.73 deaths/1,000 live births18
Under Five Mortality 96.417 deaths/thousand15
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.481 years132
Rate of Natural Increase 23.298 41
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 24.003 %188
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 24.783 %187
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 23.202 %188
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 38.883 %188
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 40.924 %186
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 36.58 %188
Crude Suicide Rate 13.9 suicides/thousand37
Median Age (Total) 19.6 years181
Median Age (Female) 20.1 years180
Median Age (Male) 19.1 years185

Equatorial Guinea Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017894,46451.22%48.78%311762.78%161
2015845,06051.252%48.748%301772.86%162
2010728,71051.314%48.686%251813%163
2005625,86651.33%48.67%221813.12%164
2000530,89651.213%48.787%181853.35%166
1995448,33251.113%48.887%151873.4%166
1990377,36351.062%48.938%131873.39%169
1985314,40750.937%49.063%111884.92%171
1980220,60548.674%51.326%71985.44%176
1975238,24048.726%51.274%8190-4.18%172
1970290,90548.97%51.03%10182-2.08%166
1965269,42748.958%51.042%91822.22%165
1960252,11548.979%51.021%81821.18%165
1955237,67649.046%50.954%81750.9%163
1950225,53549.163%50.838%81691.98%161

Equatorial Guinea Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020970,82851.169%48.831%341752.64%159
20251,102,38251.07%48.93%391732.4%159
20301,238,02950.963%49.037%441692.2%159
20351,377,52450.852%49.148%491662.04%155
20401,520,73150.743%49.257%541611.89%155
20451,667,23950.644%49.356%591591.76%154
20501,816,39450.546%49.454%641561.63%153
20551,965,71550.443%49.557%701541.5%150
20602,112,84850.337%49.663%751531.36%150
20652,255,06250.224%49.776%801511.22%149
20702,390,49850.11%49.89%851441.09%146
20752,517,46549.999%50.001%891350.96%144
20802,634,32349.898%50.102%931320.83%144
20852,739,97749.81%50.19%971270.72%142
20902,833,81249.728%50.272%1011230.61%141
20952,915,30449.652%50.348%1031220.51%141
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations