Matola, Mozambique 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 Matola, Mozambique metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Matola in 2020 is 1,706,000, a 2.22% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Matola in 2019 was 1,669,000, a 2.08% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Matola in 2018 was 1,635,000, a 1.93% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Matola in 2017 was 1,604,000, a 9.12% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mozambique
City Name Population
Matola 1,706,000
Maputo 1,110,000
Nampula 848,000
Beira 570,000
Chimoio 425,000
Quelimane 415,000
Tete 371,000
Matola - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,706,000 2.22%
2019 1,669,000 2.08%
2018 1,635,000 1.93%
2017 1,604,000 9.12%
2016 1,470,000 9.21%
2015 1,346,000 9.16%
2014 1,233,000 9.21%
2013 1,129,000 9.19%
2012 1,034,000 9.19%
2011 947,000 9.10%
2010 868,000 9.18%
2009 795,000 9.20%
2008 728,000 8.82%
2007 669,000 4.21%
2006 642,000 4.39%
2005 615,000 4.24%
2004 590,000 4.24%
2003 566,000 4.43%
2002 542,000 4.23%
2001 520,000 4.42%
2000 498,000 4.18%
1999 478,000 4.37%
1998 458,000 4.33%
1997 439,000 4.52%
1996 420,000 4.74%
1995 401,000 4.70%
1994 383,000 4.64%
1993 366,000 4.57%
1992 350,000 4.79%
1991 334,000 4.70%
1990 319,000 4.59%
1989 305,000 4.45%
1988 292,000 4.66%
1987 279,000 4.89%
1986 266,000 4.72%
1985 254,000 4.53%
1984 243,000 4.74%
1983 232,000 4.50%
1982 222,000 4.72%
1981 212,000 5.47%
1980 201,000 12.29%
1979 179,000 12.58%
1978 159,000 12.77%
1977 141,000 12.80%
1976 125,000 12.61%
1975 111,000 12.12%
1974 99,000 12.50%
1973 88,000 12.82%
1972 78,000 13.04%
1971 69,000 11.29%
1970 62,000 12.73%
1969 55,000 12.24%
1968 49,000 13.95%
1967 43,000 13.16%
1966 38,000 11.76%
1965 34,000 13.33%
1964 30,000 11.11%
1963 27,000 12.50%
1962 24,000 14.29%
1961 21,000 10.53%
1960 19,000 11.76%
1959 17,000 13.33%
1958 15,000 15.38%
1957 13,000 8.33%
1956 12,000 20.00%
1955 10,000 11.11%
1954 9,000 12.50%
1953 8,000 14.29%
1952 7,000 0.00%
1951 7,000 16.67%
1950 6,000 0.00%