Equatorial Guinea Population 2020

1,391,593

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. The estimated 2020 population of Equatorial Guinea is 1.40 million, which ranks 153rd in the world.

Equatorial Guinea's estimated 2020 population of 1.40 million 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 12 minutes
One death every 42 minutes
One net migrant every 37 minutes
Net gain of one person every 11 minutes

Equatorial Guinea Population in 2018Source: Ipisking [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Equatorial Guinea Population Pyramid 2020

Equatorial Guinea Population by Age

There are 783,881 adults in Equatorial Guinea.

Census Years

Year Date
201519 July 2015
2002February 2002
19944 July 1994

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.

Official NameRepublic of Equatorial Guinea
Languages SpokenFrench, Portuguese, Spanish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude2.00, 10.00
Currencies UsedCommunauté Financière Africaine (BEAC) CFA Franc BEAC
DemonymEquatorial Guinean
BordersCameroon
Gabon
Name Population Location
Bata173,046Map
Malabo155,963Map
Ebebiyin24,831Map
Aconibe11,192Map
Anisoc10,191Map
Luba8,655Map
Evinayong8,462Map
Mongomo6,393Map
Mikomeseng5,813Map
Rebola5,450Map
San Antonio de Pale4,433Map

Equatorial Guinea Population Clock

The population of Equatorial Guinea (as of 4/2/2020)?1,391,593
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)1,402,985
Births Per Day123
Deaths Per Day34
Net Migrations Per Day39
Net Change Per Day128
Population Change Since January 1st11,904

Equatorial Guinea Population Estimator

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Estimate as of April 2nd 2020 is: 1,391,525

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,402,98555.62%44.38%50.021533.47%
20191,355,98655.59%44.41%48.341543.59%
20181,308,97555.54%44.46%46.661553.72%
20171,262,00255.48%44.52%44.991563.85%
20161,215,18055.39%44.61%43.321573.99%
20151,168,56855.28%44.72%41.661574.37%
2010943,63954.41%45.59%33.641594.71%
2005749,53553.07%46.93%26.721624.34%
2000606,18151.87%48.13%21.611634.06%
1995496,76850.63%49.37%17.711653.45%
1990419,18849.62%50.38%14.941653.55%
1985352,11849.60%50.40%12.551687.10%
1980249,92949.58%50.42%8.91172-0.46%
1975255,80049.63%50.37%9.12170-3.39%
1970303,98249.71%50.30%10.841651.93%
1965276,30049.33%50.67%9.851651.59%
1960255,33349.07%50.93%9.101651.26%
1955239,87349.11%50.89%8.551631.24%
1950225,53749.16%50.84%8.041610.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,402,98555.62%44.38%50.021530.00%
20251,637,21255.56%44.44%58.371533.14%
20301,873,54955.30%44.70%66.791522.73%
20352,105,96654.92%45.08%75.081502.37%
20402,345,65654.58%45.42%83.621482.18%
20452,585,38854.21%45.79%92.171461.97%
20502,820,92553.82%46.18%100.561431.76%
20553,052,59353.44%46.56%108.821421.59%
20603,276,54553.06%46.94%116.811401.43%
20653,487,97352.67%47.33%124.341391.26%
20703,683,18052.29%47.71%131.301381.10%
20753,861,14651.93%48.07%137.651380.95%
20804,022,25351.59%48.41%143.391380.82%
20854,167,46351.30%48.70%148.571340.71%
20904,297,31051.06%48.94%153.201340.62%
20954,411,52750.87%49.13%157.271340.53%
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