Benguela, Angola 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 Benguela, Angola metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Benguela in 2020 is 715,000, a 4.23% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Benguela in 2019 was 686,000, a 4.26% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Benguela in 2018 was 658,000, a 4.11% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Benguela in 2017 was 632,000, a 4.29% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Angola
City Name Population
Luanda 8,330,000
Lubango 828,000
Cabinda 778,000
Benguela 715,000
Huambo 671,000
Malanje 665,000
Cuito 535,000
Uige 511,000
Lobito 426,000
Benguela - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 715,000 4.23%
2019 686,000 4.26%
2018 658,000 4.11%
2017 632,000 4.29%
2016 606,000 4.12%
2015 582,000 4.30%
2014 558,000 4.30%
2013 535,000 4.09%
2012 514,000 4.26%
2011 493,000 4.23%
2010 473,000 4.19%
2009 454,000 4.13%
2008 436,000 4.31%
2007 418,000 4.24%
2006 401,000 4.16%
2005 385,000 4.34%
2004 369,000 4.24%
2003 354,000 4.12%
2002 340,000 4.29%
2001 326,000 4.15%
2000 313,000 4.33%
1999 300,000 4.17%
1998 288,000 4.35%
1997 276,000 4.15%
1996 265,000 4.33%
1995 254,000 4.10%
1994 244,000 4.27%
1993 234,000 4.00%
1992 225,000 4.17%
1991 216,000 4.35%
1990 207,000 4.02%
1989 199,000 4.19%
1988 191,000 4.37%
1987 183,000 4.57%
1986 175,000 4.17%
1985 168,000 3.70%
1984 162,000 4.52%
1983 155,000 11.51%
1982 139,000 11.20%
1981 125,000 10.62%
1980 113,000 11.88%
1979 101,000 10.99%
1978 91,000 10.98%
1977 82,000 10.81%
1976 74,000 12.12%
1975 66,000 10.00%
1974 60,000 11.11%
1973 54,000 12.50%
1972 48,000 11.63%
1971 43,000 7.50%
1970 40,000 5.26%
1969 38,000 5.56%
1968 36,000 5.88%
1967 34,000 6.25%
1966 32,000 6.67%
1965 30,000 7.14%
1964 28,000 3.70%
1963 27,000 8.00%
1962 25,000 4.17%
1961 24,000 4.35%
1960 23,000 4.55%
1959 22,000 4.76%
1958 21,000 5.00%
1957 20,000 5.26%
1956 19,000 5.56%
1955 18,000 5.88%
1954 17,000 6.25%
1953 16,000 0.00%
1952 16,000 6.67%
1951 15,000 7.14%
1950 14,000 0.00%