Equatorial Guinea Population 2023 (Live)


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.

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The current population of Equatorial Guinea is 1,724,889 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 1,714,671.

Equatorial Guinea Growth Rate

Equatorial Guinea Population 2023 (Live)

Equatorial Guinea Population Clock

Equatorial Guinea Population (as of 10/1/2023)1,724,889
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)1,714,671
Births per Day138
Deaths per Day39
Migrations per Day11
Net Change per Day110
Population Change Since Jan. 130,140

Components of Population Change

One birth every 10.43 minutes
One death every 36.92 minutes
One immigrant every 130.92 minutes
Net gain of one person every 13.08 minutes

Equatorial Guinea Population Clock

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.

Equatorial Guinea Population Density Map

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Equatorial Guinea Population by Year (Historical)

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Equatorial Guinea Population by Year (Projections)

Equatorial Guinea Population Pyramid 2023

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Equatorial Guinea Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Equatorial Guinea.

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Equatorial Guinea Population Pyramid

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.

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 Rank 2023
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$10.68 Bn

Equatorial Guinea - General Info