Mauritania Population

Population now

4,664,949
  • World: 123rd
  • Africa: 38th
Male:2,342,595(50.22 %)
Female:2,322,353(49.78 %)
Births in 2020:171,070
Deaths in 2020:36,621

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:63.50 years
Female:66.73 years
Total:65.13 years
Median Age:19.12 years
Birth Rate:32.84
Death Rate:7.03
Growth Rate:3.67 %
Fertility Rate:4.45

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • 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
1960850k421k430k0.981.48%49.3419.876.7844.4343.4945.4316.756.88%0.83
1961876k434k442k0.981.53%49.0719.366.7945.1344.1346.2016.627.44%0.85
1962902k447k455k0.981.59%48.7618.846.7945.8344.7646.9716.528.03%0.87
1963929k460k469k0.981.64%48.4218.326.8046.5345.4047.7216.468.67%0.90
1964957k474k483k0.981.70%48.0817.826.8047.2146.0248.4616.409.36%0.93
1965986k489k497k0.981.75%47.7517.346.8047.8746.6249.1716.3610.09%0.96
19661M504k512k0.981.81%47.4316.906.8048.4847.1949.8216.2410.87%0.99
19671M520k528k0.981.86%47.1316.506.8049.0347.7050.4216.1411.71%1.02
19681M536k544k0.981.90%46.8416.146.8049.5448.1650.9616.0612.61%1.05
19691M552k561k0.981.94%46.5515.836.7949.9948.5851.4516.0113.55%1.08
19701M569k578k0.991.98%46.2815.556.7850.4048.9551.9015.9914.56%1.11
19711M586k595k0.992.01%46.0115.306.7750.7949.2952.3315.9115.64%1.15
19721M604k613k0.992.04%45.7515.066.7651.1649.6152.7515.8716.77%1.18
19731M622k632k0.992.07%45.4814.826.7451.5449.9453.1815.8717.97%1.22
19741M641k651k0.992.10%45.2014.576.7151.9450.2853.6315.8919.24%1.25
19751M660k670k0.992.14%44.9214.306.6852.3650.6654.1015.9220.57%1.29
19761M680k690k0.992.18%44.6214.016.6452.8251.0854.6015.9121.97%1.33
19771M700k711k0.992.24%44.3213.706.6053.3151.5455.1115.9323.33%1.37
19781M721k732k0.992.29%44.0113.386.5553.8252.0555.6315.9724.63%1.41
19791M743k754k0.992.35%43.7013.056.5054.3652.5956.1616.0225.98%1.45
19802M765k776k0.992.42%43.3912.706.4454.9153.1756.6916.0927.37%1.49
19812M788k799k0.992.49%43.0912.356.3955.4953.7757.2216.1028.81%1.54
19822M811k823k0.992.57%42.7912.006.3456.0754.3957.7516.1330.30%1.58
19832M835k847k0.992.65%42.4911.656.2856.6455.0058.2916.1731.82%1.63
19842M859k871k0.992.73%42.2011.326.2357.2055.6058.8016.2333.39%1.68
19852M884k896k0.992.81%41.9111.006.1857.7456.1659.3016.3034.99%1.73
19862M909k921k0.992.89%41.6010.706.1358.2356.6759.7716.2836.63%1.78
19872M934k946k0.992.95%41.2710.446.0758.6757.1260.2016.2838.31%1.82
19882M959k972k0.993.01%40.9310.206.0159.0757.5260.5816.2939.57%1.87
19892M984k998k0.993.06%40.5710.005.9559.4157.8560.9216.3239.45%1.92
19902M1M1M0.993.09%40.219.835.8859.6958.1361.2216.3539.32%1.97
19912M1M1M0.993.11%39.879.695.8259.9158.3361.4616.3639.20%2.03
19922M1M1M0.983.13%39.569.595.7660.0958.4961.6516.4039.08%2.08
19932M1M1M0.983.13%39.299.515.7060.2358.6061.8216.4438.95%2.13
19942M1M1M0.983.13%39.069.455.6660.3458.6861.9516.5038.83%2.19
19952M1M1M0.983.13%38.879.415.6160.4358.7362.0716.5638.71%2.24
19962M1M1M0.983.13%38.719.385.5760.4958.7762.1616.6238.58%2.30
19972M1M1M0.983.12%38.569.365.5360.5558.7962.2416.6838.46%2.36
19982M1M1M0.993.11%38.439.345.5060.5958.8162.3216.7438.34%2.42
19993M1M1M0.993.11%38.299.325.4660.6458.8362.4016.8238.21%2.49
20003M1M1M0.993.11%38.149.295.4160.7158.8662.4916.9138.09%2.55
20013M1M1M0.993.11%37.989.245.3760.7958.9362.6017.0038.62%2.62
20023M1M1M0.993.12%37.829.195.3260.8959.0262.7117.1239.48%2.70
20033M1M1M0.993.13%37.669.125.2861.0259.1462.8517.2540.35%2.77
20043M1M1M0.993.15%37.499.045.2361.1759.2963.0017.3841.23%2.85
20053M2M2M0.993.18%37.338.945.1861.3559.4863.1717.5142.11%2.93
20063M2M2M13.20%37.168.845.1461.5559.6963.3617.6343.00%3.02
20073M2M2M13.24%37.008.725.1061.7859.9263.5717.7543.89%3.11
20083M2M2M13.29%36.858.595.0662.0260.1763.8017.8844.79%3.20
20093M2M2M13.34%36.688.465.0262.2760.4364.0418.0145.69%3.29
20103M2M2M13.38%36.508.334.9862.5360.7164.2918.1346.59%3.39
20114M2M2M13.43%36.298.194.9462.8061.0064.5518.2247.49%3.49
20124M2M2M13.48%36.038.054.9063.0861.3064.8118.3248.40%3.60
20134M2M2M13.52%35.737.904.8563.3761.6165.0718.4149.31%3.70
20144M2M2M13.57%35.387.754.7963.6561.9465.3318.5150.20%3.81
20154M2M2M13.60%34.997.614.7463.9462.2565.5818.6251.09%3.93
20164M2M2M1.013.63%34.577.474.6864.2162.5565.8218.6951.96%4.04
20174M2M2M1.013.65%34.137.344.6264.4662.8366.0618.7852.82%4.16
20184M2M2M1.013.67%33.697.224.5664.7063.0866.2918.8853.67%4.27
20195M2M2M1.013.67%33.697.224.5664.7063.0866.2918.9954.51%4.39
20205M2M2M1.013.67%32.847.034.4565.1363.5066.7319.1255.33%4.51

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
20215M2M2M1.013.66%32.466.964.4065.3163.6666.9319.2256.13%4.63
20225M2M2M1.013.65%32.086.904.3565.4863.8267.1319.3456.92%4.76
20235M3M3M1.013.64%31.706.834.3065.6663.9767.3419.4557.70%4.88
20245M3M3M1.013.63%31.326.774.2565.8364.1367.5419.5958.46%5.01
20255M3M3M1.013.62%30.946.704.2066.0164.2967.7419.7159.20%5.13
20265M3M3M1.013.60%30.616.664.1566.1764.4467.9219.8259.93%5.26
20276M3M3M1.013.57%30.286.634.1166.3364.5968.1019.9860.64%5.39
20286M3M3M1.013.55%29.966.594.0666.5064.7368.2920.1161.33%5.52
20296M3M3M1.013.52%29.636.564.0266.6664.8868.4720.2762.00%5.66
20306M3M3M1.013.49%29.306.523.9766.8265.0368.6520.4562.66%5.79
20316M3M3M1.013.46%29.036.513.9366.9765.1668.8220.6063.30%5.93
20326M3M3M1.013.42%28.756.503.8967.1265.2968.9920.7563.92%6.06
20336M3M3M1.013.40%28.486.483.8567.2665.4269.1520.9164.53%6.20
20347M3M3M1.013.36%28.206.473.8167.4165.5569.3221.0965.11%6.34
20357M3M3M1.013.32%27.936.463.7767.5665.6869.4921.2765.68%6.48
20367M3M3M1.013.28%27.696.473.7367.7065.8069.6521.4366.23%6.62
20377M4M3M1.013.24%27.456.473.6967.8365.9269.8121.5966.76%6.77
20387M4M4M1.013.20%27.226.483.6667.9766.0569.9621.7767.27%6.91
20397M4M4M1.013.16%26.986.483.6268.1066.1770.1221.9567.75%7.06
20407M4M4M1.013.12%26.746.493.5868.2466.2970.2822.1268.24%7.21
20418M4M4M1.013.08%26.516.503.5568.3766.4070.4322.2768.72%7.36
20428M4M4M1.013.03%26.286.523.5168.5066.5270.5822.4469.20%7.51
20438M4M4M1.012.99%26.066.533.4868.6366.6370.7222.6069.67%7.66
20448M4M4M1.012.94%25.836.553.4468.7666.7570.8722.7770.14%7.82
20458M4M4M1.012.90%25.606.563.4168.8966.8671.0222.9470.60%7.97
20468M4M4M1.012.86%25.386.583.3869.0166.9771.1623.0871.07%8.13
20479M4M4M1.012.81%25.166.613.3569.1467.0771.3023.2371.52%8.28
20489M4M4M1.012.76%24.936.633.3269.2667.1871.4523.3971.97%8.44
20499M4M4M1.012.71%24.716.663.2969.3967.2871.5923.5572.42%8.60
20509M5M4M1.012.67%24.496.683.2669.5167.3971.7323.7072.86%8.76

Highest City Populations in Mauritania

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1Nouakchott1,321,734661,400

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