Gabon Population 2020 (Live)

2,219,327

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

The current population of Gabon is 2,219,327, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 2,225,734.

Gabon Growth Rate

Gabon Population 2020 (Live)

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
20202,225,7342.45%8.64146215
20192,172,5792.52%8.43146215
20182,119,2752.64%8.22146215
20172,064,8232.84%8.01149215
20162,007,8733.09%7.79149215
20151,947,6863.70%7.56150215
20101,624,1403.15%6.30150216
20051,390,5492.51%5.40149218
20001,228,3602.51%4.77151218
19951,084,9462.70%4.21153218
1990949,4882.80%3.68153219
1985827,1082.63%3.21152219
1980726,3282.32%2.82153219
1975647,5361.90%2.51153220
1970589,3142.02%2.29153221
1965533,3611.26%2.07153219
1960500,9280.68%1.94152217
1955484,3130.46%1.88150216
1950473,2980.00%1.84149216

Gabon Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,225,7342.45%8.64146215
20252,487,6822.25%9.65146214
20302,744,4511.98%10.65145214
20353,001,7891.81%11.65141214
20403,265,4111.70%12.67139214
20453,536,5471.61%13.73137214
20503,809,0501.50%14.78135213
20554,073,6801.35%15.81134212
20604,323,4531.20%16.78134212
20654,557,5271.06%17.69134212
20704,780,4650.96%18.55131210
20754,996,1070.89%19.39131210
20805,203,9690.82%20.20130206
20855,399,3440.74%20.95127203
20905,577,1550.65%21.64126201
20955,730,1740.54%22.24125201

Gabon Population by Year (Projections)

Gabon Population Pyramid 2020

Gabon Population by Age

There are 1,248,954 adults in Gabon.

Gabon Population Pyramid

Gabon Population Clock

The population of Gabon (as of 5/19/2020)?2,219,327
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)2,225,734
Births Per Day183
Deaths Per Day40
Net Migrations Per Day6
Net Change Per Day149
Population Change Since January 1st20,711

Gabon Population Estimator

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Estimate as of May 19th 2020 is: 2,219,618

Components of Population Change

One birth every 8 minutes
One death every 36 minutes
One net migrant every 240 minutes
Net gain of one person every 10 minutes

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.

About Gabon

  1. Direction générale de la statistique et des études économiques
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1993, 2003 and 2013 censuses, both adjusted for underenumeration, with official estimates for 2005, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer