Afghanistan Population Growth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of Afghanistan population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Afghanistan in 2022 is 41,128,771, a 2.57% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Afghanistan in 2021 was 40,099,462, a 2.89% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Afghanistan in 2020 was 38,972,230, a 3.18% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Afghanistan in 2019 was 37,769,499, a 2.95% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Population Growth Rate
Ethiopia 123,379,924
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Uganda 47,249,585
Afghanistan 41,128,771
Yemen 33,696,614
Mozambique 32,969,518
Nepal 30,547,580
Madagascar 29,611,714
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Burkina Faso 22,673,762
Mali 22,593,590
Malawi 20,405,317
Chad 17,723,315
Somalia 17,597,511
Senegal 17,316,449
Zimbabwe 16,320,537
Guinea 13,859,341
Rwanda 13,776,698
Benin 13,352,864
Burundi 12,889,576
Haiti 11,584,996
South Sudan 10,913,164
Tajikistan 9,952,787
Togo 8,848,699
Sierra Leone 8,605,718
Central African Republic 5,579,144
Liberia 5,302,681
Eritrea 3,684,032
Gambia 2,705,992
Guinea-Bissau 2,105,566
Comoros 836,774
Afghanistan - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 41,128,771 2.57%
2021 40,099,462 2.89%
2020 38,972,230 3.18%
2019 37,769,499 2.95%
2018 36,686,784 2.93%
2017 35,643,418 2.91%
2016 34,636,207 2.62%
2015 33,753,499 3.17%
2014 32,716,210 3.73%
2013 31,541,209 3.53%
2012 30,466,479 4.16%
2011 29,249,157 3.76%
2010 28,189,672 2.94%
2009 27,385,307 3.63%
2008 26,427,199 2.02%
2007 25,903,301 1.81%
2006 25,442,944 4.23%
2005 24,411,191 3.64%
2004 23,553,551 4.01%
2003 22,645,130 7.83%
2002 21,000,256 6.66%
2001 19,688,632 0.75%
2000 19,542,982 1.45%
1999 19,262,847 4.16%
1998 18,493,132 3.96%
1997 17,788,819 3.99%
1996 17,106,595 4.19%
1995 16,418,912 6.23%
1994 15,455,555 10.37%
1993 14,003,760 16.14%
1992 12,057,433 12.21%
1991 10,745,167 0.47%
1990 10,694,796 0.20%
1989 10,673,168 2.79%
1988 10,383,460 0.59%
1987 10,322,758 -1.20%
1986 10,448,442 -0.61%
1985 10,512,221 2.62%
1984 10,243,686 2.94%
1983 9,951,449 -1.36%
1982 10,088,289 -9.56%
1981 11,155,195 -10.66%
1980 12,486,631 -3.85%
1979 12,986,369 0.37%
1978 12,938,862 1.98%
1977 12,687,301 2.11%
1976 12,425,267 2.20%
1975 12,157,386 2.42%
1974 11,869,879 2.54%
1973 11,575,305 2.56%
1972 11,286,753 2.46%
1971 11,015,857 2.44%
1970 10,752,971 2.46%
1969 10,494,489 2.41%
1968 10,247,780 2.38%
1967 10,010,030 2.32%
1966 9,783,147 2.28%
1965 9,565,147 2.24%
1964 9,355,514 2.16%
1963 9,157,465 2.10%
1962 8,969,047 2.04%
1961 8,790,140 1.94%
1960 8,622,466 1.82%
1959 8,468,211 1.61%
1958 8,333,826 1.51%
1957 8,210,201 1.51%
1956 8,087,727 1.45%
1955 7,971,931 1.37%
1954 7,864,285 1.28%
1953 7,764,546 1.27%
1952 7,667,533 1.27%
1951 7,571,537 1.22%
1950 7,480,461 0.00%