Gabon Population 2023 (Live)

2,417,675

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

The current population of Gabon is 2,417,675 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 2,436,566.

Gabon Growth Rate

Gabon Population 2023 (Live)

Gabon Population Clock

Gabon Population (as of 2/5/2023)2,417,675
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)2,436,566
Births per Day175
Deaths per Day47
Migrations per Day3
Net Change per Day130
Population Change Since Jan. 14,680

Components of Population Change

One birth every 8 minutes
One death every 31 minutes
One immigrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 11 minutes

Gabon Population Clock

Gabon Population Density Map

Gabon Population by Year (Historical)

Gabon Population by Year (Projections)

Gabon Population Pyramid 2023

Gabon Median Age

21

Total

21.4

Male

20.6

Female

Gabon Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Gabon.

Census Years

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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