Gabon Population 2022 (Live)

2,391,072
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Gabon's population is currently growing at a rate of 2.4% per year.

The current population of Gabon is 2,391,072 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 2,388,992.

Gabon Growth Rate

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Gabon Population 2022 (Live)

Gabon Population Clock

Gabon Population (as of 9/18/2022)2,391,072
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)2,388,992
Births per Day35
Deaths per Day10
Migrations per Day1
Net Change per Day26
Population Change Since Jan. 16,786

Components of Population Change

One birth every 41 minutes0%
One death every 144 minutes0%
One net migrant every 1440 minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 55 minutes0%

Gabon Population Clock

Name Population
Libreville578,156
Port-Gentil109,163
Franceville42,967
Oyem30,870
Moanda30,151
Mouila22,469
Lambarene20,714
Tchibanga19,365
Koulamoutou16,222
Makokou13,571

Gabon Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
1955489,4590.69%1.90151215
1960513,3400.96%1.99152215
1965547,5351.30%2.12153217
1970597,1921.75%2.32152219
1975663,3402.12%2.57152217
1980749,0782.46%2.91154218
1985856,4822.72%3.32153218
1990983,0282.79%3.82153217
19951,121,9642.68%4.35153217
20001,272,9352.56%4.94152217
20051,458,3532.76%5.66150217
20101,711,1053.25%6.64151216
20152,028,5173.46%7.87149214
20172,140,2152.59%8.31147214
20182,192,0122.42%8.51147214
20192,242,7852.32%8.70146214
20202,292,5732.22%8.90146213
20212,341,1792.33%9.09146213
20222,388,9922.22%9.27146213

Gabon Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20252,532,8852.01%9.83146213
20302,774,5231.84%10.77144214
20353,020,2401.71%11.72141214
20403,269,2471.60%12.69138213
20453,518,1041.48%13.65135213
20503,757,0531.32%14.58134213
20553,979,6601.16%15.44134213
20604,186,2731.02%16.25133213
20654,377,5080.90%16.99133212
20704,554,6390.80%17.68132210
20754,718,0400.71%18.31130209
20804,864,7480.61%18.88129207
20854,993,4520.52%19.38128205
20905,104,1840.44%19.81126204
20955,195,6420.36%20.16124203
20232,436,5662.14%9.46146213
20242,484,5572.07%9.64146213

Gabon Population by Year (Projections)

Gabon Population Pyramid 2022

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Gabon Median Age

21


Total

21.4


Male

20.6


Female

Gabon Population by Age

There are 1,386,018 people over age 18 in Gabon.

Census Years

Year Date
199331 July 1993
2003December 2003
201322 May 2013
20232023

Gabon Population Pyramid

Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic, is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa, bordered by the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Gulf of Guinea. Gabon has a total area of almost 270,000 square kilometers (76th in the world) with a population density of around 5.5 people per square kilometer, which ranks 216th in the world. This makes Gabon one of the least densely populated countries on earth. The capital and largest city is Libreville, which has a population estimated at 582,000 in 2015. While the population of Gabon has been increasing steadily since the 1960s, it declined between 1900 and 1940.

Gabon Demographics

Pygmy peoples were the first inhabitants of Gabon, although they were mostly absorbed by the Bantu tribes. Nearly all Gabonese today are of Bantu origin, but there are at least 40 ethnic groups in the country. It is believed that the Fang are the largest at 29%, but recent census information favors the Nzebi people. Other groups include the Myene, Kota, Shira, Puru and Kande. There are also several Pygmy groups, including the Baka, Kota and Bongo. The Pygmies were the earliest inhabitants of the area, although they were mostly replaced and absorbed by the Bantu tribes.

Gabon has relatively little ethnic tension, especially compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as its ethnic groups are spread throughout the country and intermarriage between groups is common.

Gabon Today

Gabon has the Human Development Indexes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Abundant petroleum, foreign private investment, and a low population density have helped to make the country one of the most prosperous in Sub-Saharan Africa with the third highest GDP per capita in the area.

Gabon - General Info

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