Mauritania Population

Population now

4,708,943
Male:2,375,566(50.43 %)
Female:2,334,773(49.57 %)
Births in 2019:136,761
Deaths in 2019:31,934

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:62.10 years
Female:65.25 years
Total:63.66 years
Median Age:19.18 years
Birth Rate:32.89
Death Rate:7.68
Growth Rate:3.28 %
Fertility Rate:4.49

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • Urbanization

Mauritania Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
1960858k425k433k0.981.43%49.3520.346.7843.4943.0743.9216.676.88%0.83
1961883k438k445k0.981.47%49.0519.836.7944.1743.6844.6716.537.44%0.86
1962909k451k458k0.981.52%48.7119.326.7944.8444.2745.4016.438.03%0.88
1963936k465k471k0.991.57%48.3518.846.8045.4744.8446.1116.368.67%0.91
1964964k479k485k0.991.61%47.9818.396.8046.0845.3846.7816.309.36%0.94
1965992k493k499k0.991.65%47.6317.976.8046.6545.8847.4216.2510.09%0.96
19661M508k514k0.991.69%47.3017.586.8047.1846.3548.0216.1410.87%0.99
19671M523k529k0.991.73%46.9917.216.8047.6946.8048.5916.0611.71%1.02
19681M539k544k0.991.77%46.6816.876.8048.1947.2349.1416.0012.61%1.05
19691M555k560k0.991.81%46.3916.536.7948.6647.6549.6815.9713.55%1.08
19701M572k577k0.991.84%46.1116.216.7849.1348.0750.2015.9714.56%1.11
19711M589k594k0.991.88%45.8315.906.7749.5948.4750.7215.9115.64%1.15
19721M606k612k0.991.92%45.5615.606.7650.0548.8751.2315.8816.77%1.18
19731M624k630k0.991.96%45.2715.306.7450.5049.2851.7515.8917.97%1.22
19741M643k648k0.992.00%44.9915.006.7150.9749.6952.2715.9219.24%1.25
19751M662k667k0.992.04%44.6914.696.6851.4550.1352.8015.9720.57%1.29
19761M681k687k0.992.09%44.3914.366.6451.9750.6053.3515.9621.97%1.33
19771M701k706k0.992.14%44.0914.026.6052.5151.1253.9115.9823.33%1.37
19781M721k727k0.992.21%43.7913.666.5553.0851.6854.5016.0324.63%1.41
19791M743k748k0.992.27%43.5013.306.5053.6852.2755.0916.0825.98%1.45
19802M764k770k0.992.34%43.2212.946.4654.2852.8855.6716.1527.37%1.49
19812M787k792k0.992.41%42.9512.586.4154.8853.4956.2516.1628.81%1.53
19822M810k815k0.992.49%42.7012.246.3755.4554.0956.7916.1930.30%1.58
19832M833k839k0.992.56%42.4611.936.3255.9954.6557.3016.2231.82%1.62
19842M858k863k0.992.62%42.2311.656.2856.4855.1657.7716.2733.39%1.67
19852M882k888k0.992.69%42.0211.406.2456.9155.6158.1916.3234.99%1.72
19862M907k913k0.992.74%41.8111.196.2157.2956.0058.5616.3236.63%1.77
19872M933k938k0.992.78%41.6011.006.1757.6356.3358.8916.3338.31%1.82
19882M959k964k0.992.82%41.3810.846.1357.9256.6259.1816.3539.57%1.87
19892M985k991k0.992.85%41.1610.706.0958.1856.8859.4516.3839.45%1.92
19902M1M1M0.992.87%40.9310.576.0458.4257.0959.7016.4239.32%1.97
19912M1M1M0.992.89%40.6910.455.9958.6357.2959.9416.4439.20%2.02
19922M1M1M0.992.91%40.4410.335.9458.8457.4760.1716.4739.08%2.08
19932M1M1M0.992.93%40.1910.225.8859.0457.6360.4016.5238.95%2.13
19942M1M1M0.992.95%39.9410.105.8359.2357.7960.6316.5738.83%2.19
19952M1M1M0.992.97%39.699.995.7759.4257.9460.8516.6238.71%2.26
19962M1M1M0.992.99%39.439.885.7059.5958.0761.0516.7238.58%2.33
19972M1M1M13.00%39.189.795.6459.7358.1861.2316.8238.46%2.40
19983M1M1M13.01%38.939.715.5859.8658.2761.3916.9338.34%2.47
19993M1M1M13.01%38.679.645.5159.9658.3561.5117.0538.21%2.55
20003M1M1M13.01%38.439.585.4560.0558.4261.6317.1738.09%2.63
20013M1M1M13.01%38.189.525.3960.1458.5161.7317.2638.62%2.71
20023M1M1M13.01%37.949.455.3460.2558.6161.8517.3639.48%2.79
20033M1M1M13.02%37.719.385.2860.3858.7461.9817.4740.35%2.87
20043M2M2M13.03%37.489.295.2360.5458.9162.1317.5841.23%2.95
20053M2M2M13.06%37.259.185.1860.7359.1262.3117.7042.11%3.04
20063M2M2M13.09%37.049.065.1460.9559.3662.5117.7943.00%3.12
20073M2M2M1.013.12%36.838.935.1061.2059.6362.7417.8943.89%3.21
20083M2M2M1.013.16%36.628.805.0661.4659.9262.9817.9944.79%3.31
20094M2M2M1.013.20%36.418.665.0261.7360.2263.2218.0945.69%3.40
20104M2M2M1.013.25%36.198.524.9862.0060.5163.4718.2046.59%3.50
20114M2M2M1.013.28%35.948.394.9462.2560.7863.7118.2947.49%3.61
20124M2M2M1.013.31%35.658.274.9062.4961.0363.9418.3948.40%3.72
20134M2M2M1.013.33%35.338.154.8562.7161.2564.1718.5049.31%3.83
20144M2M2M1.013.34%34.978.054.7962.9161.4464.3718.6250.20%3.94
20154M2M2M1.013.34%34.577.964.7463.0861.6064.5618.7451.09%4.06
20164M2M2M1.023.34%34.167.884.6763.2461.7464.7518.8351.96%4.17
20174M2M2M1.023.31%33.737.824.6263.3761.8564.9018.9352.82%4.29
20185M2M2M1.023.30%33.317.754.5563.5261.9765.0819.0253.67%4.40
20195M2M2M1.023.28%32.897.684.4963.6662.1065.2519.1854.51%4.52

Mauritania Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
20205M2M2M1.023.27%32.477.614.4363.8162.2265.4219.3455.33%4.64
20215M2M2M1.023.24%32.107.574.3863.9562.3465.5819.4556.13%4.76
20225M3M2M1.023.22%31.727.524.3264.0862.4665.7419.5756.92%4.88
20235M3M3M1.023.19%31.357.484.2764.2262.5765.9119.6957.70%5.01
20245M3M3M1.023.17%30.977.434.2164.3562.6966.0719.8658.46%5.13
20255M3M3M1.023.14%30.607.394.1664.4962.8166.2320.0259.20%5.26
20266M3M3M1.023.11%30.287.374.1164.6262.9266.3820.1359.93%5.38
20276M3M3M1.023.08%29.967.354.0664.7563.0366.5320.2860.64%5.51
20286M3M3M1.023.04%29.637.334.0164.8863.1566.6920.4561.33%5.64
20296M3M3M1.023.01%29.317.313.9665.0163.2666.8420.5962.00%5.77
20306M3M3M1.022.98%28.997.293.9165.1463.3766.9920.7862.66%5.90
20316M3M3M1.022.94%28.727.293.8765.2663.4767.1320.9363.30%6.03
20326M3M3M1.022.90%28.447.293.8265.3863.5767.2721.0963.92%6.16
20336M3M3M1.022.86%28.177.293.7865.5063.6867.4221.2764.53%6.29
20347M3M3M1.022.83%27.897.293.7365.6263.7867.5621.4565.11%6.43
20357M3M3M1.022.79%27.627.293.6965.7463.8867.7021.6365.68%6.56
20367M3M3M1.022.75%27.377.303.6565.8563.9767.8321.7866.23%6.70
20377M4M3M1.022.70%27.127.323.6165.9664.0667.9621.9666.76%6.84
20387M4M4M1.022.67%26.887.333.5766.0764.1668.1022.1467.27%6.98
20397M4M4M1.022.62%26.637.353.5366.1864.2568.2322.3167.75%7.12
20407M4M4M1.022.58%26.387.363.4966.2964.3468.3622.5168.24%7.26
20418M4M4M1.022.54%26.147.383.4566.4064.4368.4922.6668.72%7.40
20428M4M4M1.022.50%25.897.403.4266.5164.5268.6222.8369.20%7.54
20438M4M4M1.022.45%25.657.433.3866.6264.6168.7522.9969.67%7.69
20448M4M4M1.022.41%25.407.453.3566.7364.7068.8823.1670.14%7.83
20458M4M4M1.022.37%25.167.473.3166.8464.7969.0123.3370.60%7.97
20468M4M4M1.022.32%24.927.503.2866.9564.8869.1423.4971.07%8.12
20479M4M4M1.022.28%24.687.533.2567.0564.9769.2623.6571.52%8.26
20489M4M4M1.012.24%24.457.553.2167.1665.0569.3923.8271.97%8.41
20499M4M4M1.012.19%24.217.583.1867.2665.1469.5123.9772.42%8.55
20509M5M4M1.012.15%23.977.613.1567.3765.2369.6424.1772.86%8.70

Highest City Populations in Mauritania

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Nouakchott1,280,396661,400

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