Afghanistan Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of Afghanistan population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Afghanistan in 2019 is 58.27 people per square kilometer, a 2.34% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2018 was 56.94 people per square kilometer, a 2.41% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2017 was 55.60 people per square kilometer, a 2.58% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2016 was 54.20 people per square kilometer, a 2.82% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Rwanda 479.38
Comoros 457.22
Burundi 414.32
Haiti 405.88
North Korea 212.93
Gambia 207.76
Nepal 194.38
Uganda 183.27
Malawi 157.23
Togo 142.32
Sierra Leone 108.07
Benin 102.83
Ethiopia 101.49
Senegal 82.84
Burkina Faso 74.11
Tajikistan 65.93
Tanzania 61.23
Afghanistan 58.27
Yemen 55.23
Guinea-Bissau 53.17
Guinea 51.95
Madagascar 45.92
Liberia 44.33
Mozambique 38.61
Zimbabwe 37.48
Eritrea 29.74
Somalia 24.22
Niger 18.40
Mali 15.85
Chad 12.42
Central African Republic 7.62
South Sudan 0.00
Afghanistan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2019 58.27 2.34%
2018 56.94 2.41%
2017 55.60 2.58%
2016 54.20 2.82%
2015 52.71 3.12%
2014 51.11 3.41%
2013 49.43 3.56%
2012 47.73 3.47%
2011 46.13 3.19%
2010 44.70 2.78%
2009 43.49 2.43%
2008 42.46 2.29%
2007 41.51 2.53%
2006 40.49 3.04%
2005 39.30 3.75%
2004 37.87 4.42%
2003 36.27 4.78%
2002 34.62 4.60%
2001 33.10 3.98%
2000 31.83 3.02%
1999 30.90 2.19%
1998 30.23 1.97%
1997 29.65 2.67%
1996 28.88 4.10%
1995 27.74 6.06%
1994 26.16 7.96%
1993 24.23 9.19%
1992 22.19 8.92%
1991 20.37 7.14%
1990 19.01 4.58%
1989 18.18 2.16%
1988 17.80 0.12%
1987 17.77 -1.12%
1986 17.98 -1.69%
1985 18.29 -2.18%
1984 18.69 -2.66%
1983 19.20 -2.68%
1982 19.73 -2.20%
1981 20.18 -1.38%
1980 20.46 -0.41%
1979 20.54 0.52%
1978 20.44 1.29%
1977 20.17 1.76%
1976 19.83 2.00%
1975 19.44 2.23%
1974 19.01 2.51%
1973 18.55 2.69%
1972 18.06 2.75%
1971 17.58 2.70%
1970 17.11 2.57%
1969 16.69 2.41%
1968 16.29 2.28%
1967 15.93 2.21%
1966 15.59 2.19%
1965 15.25 2.17%
1964 14.93 2.11%
1963 14.62 2.05%
1962 14.32 1.99%
1961 14.04 1.92%
1960 13.78 1.85%
1959 13.53 1.77%
1958 13.30 1.70%
1957 13.07 1.62%
1956 12.86 1.55%
1955 12.67 1.47%
1954 12.49 1.39%
1953 12.31 1.31%
1952 12.16 1.22%
1951 12.01 1.14%
1950 11.87 0.00%