Nouakchott, Mauritania Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Nouakchott, Mauritania metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Nouakchott in 2020 is 1,315,000, a 4.45% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Nouakchott in 2019 was 1,259,000, a 4.48% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Nouakchott in 2018 was 1,205,000, a 4.42% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Nouakchott in 2017 was 1,154,000, a 4.43% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mauritania
City Name Population
Nouakchott 1,315,000
Nouakchott - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,315,000 4.45%
2019 1,259,000 4.48%
2018 1,205,000 4.42%
2017 1,154,000 4.43%
2016 1,105,000 4.44%
2015 1,058,000 4.44%
2014 1,013,000 4.43%
2013 970,000 4.53%
2012 928,000 4.39%
2011 889,000 4.47%
2010 851,000 4.55%
2009 814,000 4.36%
2008 780,000 4.56%
2007 746,000 4.34%
2006 715,000 4.53%
2005 684,000 4.43%
2004 655,000 4.47%
2003 627,000 4.50%
2002 600,000 4.35%
2001 575,000 3.98%
2000 553,000 2.79%
1999 538,000 2.87%
1998 523,000 2.75%
1997 509,000 2.83%
1996 495,000 2.91%
1995 481,000 2.78%
1994 468,000 2.86%
1993 455,000 2.71%
1992 443,000 3.02%
1991 430,000 2.63%
1990 419,000 2.95%
1989 407,000 2.78%
1988 396,000 8.20%
1987 366,000 9.58%
1986 334,000 9.87%
1985 304,000 9.35%
1984 278,000 9.88%
1983 253,000 9.52%
1982 231,000 10.00%
1981 210,000 9.38%
1980 192,000 9.71%
1979 175,000 10.06%
1978 159,000 9.66%
1977 145,000 16.00%
1976 125,000 21.36%
1975 103,000 22.62%
1974 84,000 21.74%
1973 69,000 23.21%
1972 56,000 21.74%
1971 46,000 21.05%
1970 38,000 22.58%
1969 31,000 24.00%
1968 25,000 19.05%
1967 21,000 23.53%
1966 17,000 21.43%
1965 14,000 27.27%
1964 11,000 22.22%
1963 9,000 28.57%
1962 7,000 16.67%
1961 6,000 20.00%
1960 5,000 0.00%
1959 5,000 0.00%
1958 5,000 25.00%
1957 4,000 0.00%
1956 4,000 0.00%
1955 4,000 0.00%
1954 4,000 33.33%
1953 3,000 0.00%
1952 3,000 0.00%
1951 3,000 0.00%
1950 3,000 0.00%