Angola Population 2022 (Live)

35,636,267
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According to current projections, Angola’s high population growth rate shows no signs of slowing down in the coming decades. Growing at a rate above 3.0% since 1975, Angola’s population has been growing rapidly. Its most recent population growth rate of 3.27% is adding over 1 million people to its population every year.

Angola’s current population is 32.87 million people. At its current growth rate, the population will surpass 50 million people by the end of 2034; 100 million people by the end of 2062, and 185.05 million people by 2099.

Angola has a very young population with a median age of 16.7 years. The fertility rate is 5.55 births per woman, one of the highest in the world, allowing for the country’s rapid population growth.

The current population of Angola is 35,636,267 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 35,588,987.

Angola Growth Rate

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Angola Population 2022 (Live)

Angola Population Clock

Angola Population (as of 9/18/2022)35,636,267
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)35,588,987
Births per Day745
Deaths per Day153
Migrations per Day-1
Net Change per Day591
Population Change Since Jan. 1154,251

Components of Population Change

One birth every 2 minutes0%
One death every 9 minutes0%
One net migrant every 1440 minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 2 minutes0%

Angola Population Clock

Name Population
Luanda2,776,168
N'dalatando383,100
Huambo226,145
Lobito207,932
Benguela151,226
Cuito113,624
Lubango102,541
Malanje87,046
Mocamedes80,149
Soio67,491

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Angola has a density of 14.8 people per square kilometer (38/square mile).

Luanda is the largest city in Angola, and is also its capital. The population of Luanda is about 8 million people- roughly one-quarter of the country's population live here. Luanda is also urbanizing at approximately 4% annually.

Angola Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
19554,938,1181.98%3.9670200
19605,357,1951.64%4.3069202
19655,736,5821.38%4.6071205
19706,029,7001.00%4.8476206
19757,032,7133.13%5.6473206
19808,330,0473.44%6.6869205
19859,970,6213.66%8.0065203
199011,828,6383.48%9.4960202
199513,912,2533.30%11.1660200
200016,394,0623.34%13.1556197
200519,450,9593.48%15.6055194
201023,364,1853.73%18.7450191
201528,127,7213.78%22.5648188
201730,208,6283.62%24.2347187
201831,273,5333.52%25.0945186
201932,353,5883.45%25.9545182
202033,428,4863.32%26.8143182
202134,503,7743.43%27.6842182
202235,588,9873.33%28.5542182

Angola Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202538,942,7913.10%31.2439180
203044,911,6642.89%36.0237180
203551,321,9632.70%41.1734174
204058,104,4372.51%46.6131169
204565,146,2452.31%52.2530166
205072,328,0682.11%58.0227164
205579,575,4791.93%63.8325158
206086,772,7201.75%69.6023156
206593,802,0311.57%75.2423153
2070100,616,4291.41%80.7121147
2075107,147,0501.27%85.9419141
2080113,260,7421.12%90.8519134
2085118,967,3930.99%95.4318132
2090124,173,4150.86%99.6018125
2095128,830,0770.74%103.3417122
202336,684,2023.24%29.4342181
202437,804,6343.16%30.3241181

Angola Population by Year (Projections)

Angola Population Pyramid 2022

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Angola Median Age

15.9


Total

15.4


Male

16.4


Female

Angola Population by Age

There are 17,228,194 people over age 18 in Angola.

Census Years

Year Date
201431 May 2014
20242024

Angola Population Pyramid

Angola Demographics

Formerly a colony of Portugal, Luanda has a rather diverse demographic in everything from food to religion. Although the inhabitants are from varying African tribe heritages, the most common language is Portuguese. In recent years, a significant Chinese populous has formed. There are about 259,000 temporary Chinese migrants in the country.

Angola completed a census in 2014, the first since 1970, and it gave the first accurate look at the country's demographics in more than 40 years. According to the census, the country's ethnic groups include: Ovimbundu (37%), Ambundu (25%), Bakongo (13%) and 32% other, including to Ovambo, Mbunda and Chokwe. About 2% of the population is mesticos, or mixed African and European, 1% is European and 1.4% is Chinese.

Angola previously had a large population of Congolese migrants, although over 400,000 have been expelled over the last decade. Before it gained independence, Angola had more than 350,000 Portuguese. It was recently discovered that about 200,000 Portuguese are still living in the country.

Angola Religion, Economy and Politics

Religious affiliations in Angola tend toward that of Catholicism and of the protestant faith; some ascribe to the Pentecostal sect of Christianity. Islamic faith has a following of an estimated 500,000.

The oil industry dominates the Angolan economy, and despite efforts to regulate this there seem to be too many political and financial ties to truly make a change. Monopolies are common in many industries and it is very difficult for most any kind of small business to survive in Angola. Only around 10% of Angolans have bank accounts.

Angola Population History

Angola has been run by a Marxist government from the 1950s until the 1990s and has resulted in a poor business environment and lingering communism-related issues. Things have stabilized somewhat post-Marxism, but Angola didn't write a new constitution and begin holding democratic elections until 2010.

Minefields from past conflicts scatter throughout the country, causing issues for all regime that is are constantly mining for Angola's mineral resources and drilling for oil. This has displaced many Angolans and put them in really bad economic conditions.

There was a drought in 2016 that caused 1.4 million to go hungry. Food prices and malnutrition remain prominent and cause serious food insecurity for many families and children.

Angola - General Info

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