Nouakchott, Mauritania Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Nouakchott, Mauritania metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Nouakchott in 2019 is 1,259,000, a 4.48% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Nouakchott in 2018 was 1,205,000, a 4.42% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Nouakchott in 2017 was 1,154,000, a 4.43% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Nouakchott in 2016 was 1,105,000, a 4.44% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mauritania
City Name Population
Nouakchott 1,259,000
Nouakchott - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%