Equatorial Guinea Population 2017

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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 2017 Source: 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.

Equatorial Guinea Population Density

About Equatorial Guinea

Official Name Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Languages Spoken French, Spanish, Portuguese
Borders CMR, GAB
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 2,10
Currencies Used XAF

Equatorial Guinea Population Clock

What is the population of Equatorial Guinea (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 17
Deaths Per Day 5
Net Migrations Per Day 11
Net Change Per Day 23
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Equatorial Guinea Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 33.782 births/thousand 28th
Crude Death Rate 10.304 deaths/thousand 36th
Crude Net Migration Rate 4.406 people/thousand 16th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 58.476 years 186th
Life Expectancy (Male) 57.202 years 186th
Life Expectancy (Female) 59.924 years 186th
Total Fertility Rate 4.566 children/woman 23rd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.861 surviving daughters/woman 29th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 62.73 deaths/1,000 live births 18th
Under Five Mortality 96.417 deaths/thousand 15th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.481 years 132nd
Rate of Natural Increase 23.298 41st
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 24.003% 188th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 24.783% 187th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 23.202% 188th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 38.883% 188th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 40.924% 187th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 36.58% 188th
Crude Suicide Rate 13.9 suicides/thousand 37th
Median Age (Total) 19.6 years 181st
Median Age (Female) 20.1 years 180th
Median Age (Male) 19.1 years 185th

Equatorial Guinea Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 894,464 51.22% 48.78% 31 176 2.78% 161
2015 845,060 51.252% 48.748% 30 177 2.86% 162
2010 728,710 51.314% 48.686% 25 181 3% 163
2005 625,866 51.33% 48.67% 22 181 3.12% 164
2000 530,896 51.213% 48.787% 18 185 3.35% 166
1995 448,332 51.113% 48.887% 15 187 3.4% 166
1990 377,363 51.062% 48.938% 13 187 3.39% 169
1985 314,407 50.937% 49.063% 11 188 4.92% 171
1980 220,605 48.674% 51.326% 7 198 5.44% 176
1975 238,240 48.726% 51.274% 8 190 -4.18% 172
1970 290,905 48.97% 51.03% 10 182 -2.08% 166
1965 269,427 48.958% 51.042% 9 182 2.22% 165
1960 252,115 48.979% 51.021% 8 182 1.18% 165
1955 237,676 49.046% 50.954% 8 175 0.9% 163
1950 225,535 49.163% 50.838% 8 169 1.98% 161

Equatorial Guinea Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 970,828 51.169% 48.831% 34 175 2.64% 159
2025 1,102,382 51.07% 48.93% 39 173 2.4% 159
2030 1,238,029 50.963% 49.037% 44 169 2.2% 159
2035 1,377,524 50.852% 49.148% 49 166 2.04% 155
2040 1,520,731 50.743% 49.257% 54 161 1.89% 155
2045 1,667,239 50.644% 49.356% 59 159 1.76% 154
2050 1,816,394 50.546% 49.454% 64 156 1.63% 153
2055 1,965,715 50.443% 49.557% 70 154 1.5% 150
2060 2,112,848 50.337% 49.663% 75 153 1.36% 150
2065 2,255,062 50.224% 49.776% 80 151 1.22% 149
2070 2,390,498 50.11% 49.89% 85 144 1.09% 146
2075 2,517,465 49.999% 50.001% 89 135 0.96% 144
2080 2,634,323 49.898% 50.102% 93 132 0.83% 144
2085 2,739,977 49.81% 50.19% 97 127 0.72% 142
2090 2,833,812 49.728% 50.272% 101 123 0.61% 141
2095 2,915,304 49.652% 50.348% 103 122 0.51% 141
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations