About Western Sahara

Official NameSahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Languages SpokenBerber, Hassaniya, Spanish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude24.5-13
Currencies UsedMorocco Dirham, Algeria Dinar, Mauritania Ouguiya
DemonymSahrawi

Countries Bordering Western Sahara

Algeria
Mauritania
Morocco

Western Sahara Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Laayoune196,331
Dakhla75,000
Laayoune Plage10,450

Western Sahara Population Clock

The population of Western Sahara (as of 10/20/2018)?571,677
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)567,421
Births Per Day31
Deaths Per Day8
Net Migrations Per Day 15
Net Change Per Day 38
Population Change Since January 1st11,134

Western Sahara Population Estimator

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Estimate as of October 20th 2018 is: 572,000

Western Sahara Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018567,42152.37%47.63%2.131712.68%
2017552,62852.41%47.59%2.081712.58%
2016538,75552.46%47.54%2.031722.38%
2015526,21652.50%47.50%1.981721.84%
2010480,27452.65%47.35%1.811721.88%
2005437,51552.72%47.28%1.641736.85%
2000314,11852.35%47.65%1.181764.21%
1995255,63451.98%48.02%0.961793.31%
1990217,25852.41%47.59%0.821803.56%
1985182,42153.04%46.96%0.691803.87%
1980150,87753.72%46.27%0.5718215.02%
197574,95453.70%46.30%0.28194-0.50%
197076,87454.80%45.21%0.291928.57%
196550,97054.24%45.75%0.191979.24%
196032,76153.56%46.42%0.122049.15%
195521,14752.18%47.83%0.082078.97%
195013,76649.48%50.49%0.052110.00%

Western Sahara Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020597,33952.28%47.72%2.251700.00%
2025668,02552.06%47.94%2.511682.26%
2030736,68351.84%48.16%2.771681.98%
2035802,43451.62%48.38%3.021671.72%
2040865,07651.40%48.60%3.251661.51%
2045924,85151.18%48.82%3.481661.35%
2050981,52950.99%49.01%3.691661.20%
20551,033,15750.82%49.18%3.881631.03%
20601,079,00650.66%49.34%4.061630.87%
20651,119,27750.54%49.46%4.211620.74%
20701,154,46650.44%49.56%4.341600.62%
20751,185,50850.39%49.61%4.461600.53%
20801,212,91050.37%49.63%4.561600.46%
20851,236,89950.37%49.63%4.651590.39%
20901,257,51550.39%49.61%4.731590.33%
20951,274,39150.41%49.59%4.791590.27%
Data Sources
  1. Central Intelligence Agency
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the coverage of the territory of Western Sahara by the 1982, 1994, 2004 and 2014 censuses of Morocco, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer