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Camel Population by Country 2024

When people think about camels, they usually think about this majestic animal crossing the Sahara Desert. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the vast majority of the camels in the world can be found in Africa. Even though it can be difficult to estimate the total number of camels living in a single country, it is widely believed that Somalia has more camels than any other country on Earth. It has been estimated that Somalia has approximately six million camels living within its borders. Furthermore, Somalia has approximately twice as many camels living within its borders as the second country on the list.

Country
Camel Population
Chad9.4M
Somalia7.4M
Sudan4.9M
Kenya4.4M
Niger1.9M
Ethiopia1.7M
Mauritania1.5M
Mali1.3M
Pakistan1.1M
United Arab Emirates511.2K

Where Can Other Camel Populations Be Found?

There are many other African countries that have a lot of camels as well. For example, Sudan has approximately 3 million cameras living within its borders. Even though Sudan does not have nearly as many camels as Somalia, it is still a significant source of camels in the world. Mauritania also has a large number of camels. Some people might be surprised to hear that this small country has a lot of camels, but Mauritania has more than 1.1 million camels living within its borders. Ethiopia is the only other country on Earth with more than a million camels. It is estimated to have approximately 1.05 million camels living within its borders.

Where Is the Largest Herd of Camels Located?

Camels tend to roam the wild in herds, and even though Africa has a lot of camels, they tend to be divided into a wide variety of herds. In Australia, you can see the largest herd of camels in the world. The Australian outback is one of the largest and most dangerous places on Earth, and it is home to the largest herd of camels in the world. There is a single herd of camels that is estimated to include approximately 750,000 camels. This is an incredibly large herd of camels, and it can cause problems from time to time. For example, if this herd of camels decides to cross the road, it can cause traffic to come to a complete stop for a long amount of time. Therefore, Australian authorities have tried to break up the herd of camels to make it more convenient for people living in the area.

Do Camels Live in the United States?

No, camels do not live in the wild in the United States. The climate in the United States is not conducive to the health of camels; however, there are plenty of places in the United States where you can see camels. For example, camels are relatively easy to spot in the zoo. There are plenty of zoos across the country that have different species of camels. Therefore, anyone in the United States who is interested in learning more about camels simply has to take a trip to the local zoo to see them.

  • South Sudan is excluded from the source data.
  • Data includes camels that are kept domestically as agricultural or service animals but excludes camels kept for novelty purposes such as zoos in North America and other regions to which camels are non-native.
  • For countries in which official data was unavailable, imputed or estimated values have been substituted .

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Country
Camel Population
Chad9.4M
Somalia7.4M
Sudan4.9M
Kenya4.4M
Niger1.9M
Ethiopia1.7M
Mauritania1.5M
Mali1.3M
Pakistan1.1M
United Arab Emirates511.2K
Saudi Arabia498.6K
China461.7K
Mongolia454K
Yemen453.3K
Algeria448.5K
Eritrea395.6K
Nigeria293.9K
Oman284.5K
Kazakhstan243.4K
Tunisia238K
India212.5K
Afghanistan169.3K
Iran152.3K
Turkmenistan141.5K
Qatar119.6K
Iraq106.4K
Egypt99.6K
Djibouti71.2K
Libya62.5K
Morocco62.4K
Syria35.9K
Burkina Faso20.3K
Uzbekistan20.1K
Kuwait14.6K
Jordan13.6K
Russia5.7K
Israel5.6K
Senegal5.1K
Turkey1.2K
Bahrain1.1K
Ukraine850
Azerbaijan332
Kyrgyzstan261
Lebanon131
Namibia94
Tajikistan57
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Which country has the most camels?

Camels are seen mostly on the continent of Africa, and it is believed that Somalia has the highest number of camels in the world.

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