Gabon Population: 2,207,269

Gabon is a country located on the west coast of Africa. It is a sovereign country that has three presidents. The country is situated at the equator. There is lots of petroleum in the country, which makes it one of the prosperous nations in the world. It has made many efforts to preserve the natural environment. It has one of the largest nature parklands in the world. There are natural resources such as magnesium, iron, and uranium found here that adds to the popularity of the nation.

Largest cities by population in Gabon

Some of the largest cities in Gabon are Librevillea, Port-Gentil, Franceville, Oyem, and Moanda.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Libreville 578,156
Port-Gentil 109,163
Franceville 42,967
Oyem 30,870
Moanda 30,151
Mouila 22,469
Lambarene 20,714
Tchibanga 19,365
Koulamoutou 16,222

Gabon population history 

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 1,228,360, but now it has risen to 2,225,734. The median age of the country has increased to 22.5. The urban population of the country has increased to 1,938,139. The global population rank of the nation is now 146.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 2,225,734 2.45% 53,155 3,260 22.5 4 9 87.10% 1,938,139 0.03% 7,794,798,739 146
2019 2,172,579 2.52% 53,304 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.10% 1,892,734 0.03% 7,713,468,100 146
2018 2,119,275 2.64% 54,452 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.20% 1,847,776 0.03% 7,631,091,040 146
2017 2,064,823 2.84% 56,950 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.30% 1,801,892 0.03% 7,547,858,925 149
2016 2,007,873 3.09% 60,187 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.30% 1,753,288 0.03% 7,464,022,049 149
2015 1,947,686 3.70% 64,709 20,063 22.3 4.1 8 87.30% 1,700,834 0.03% 7,379,797,139 150
2010 1,624,140 3.15% 46,718 12,740 21.2 4.2 6 86.40% 1,402,919 0.02% 6,956,823,603 150
2005 1,390,549 2.51% 32,438 4,964 20 4.35 5 83.20% 1,156,908 0.02% 6,541,907,027 149
2000 1,228,360 2.51% 28,683 1,913 19.3 4.77 5 79.10% 971,091 0.02% 6,143,493,823 151
1995 1,084,946 2.70% 27,092 1,000 19 5.25 4 74.90% 812,399 0.02% 5,744,212,979 153
1990 949,488 2.80% 24,476 1,000 19.3 5.58 4 69.30% 658,385 0.02% 5,327,231,061 153
1985 827,108 2.63% 20,156 1,000 19.9 5.72 3 62.60% 517,989 0.02% 4,870,921,740 152
1980 726,328 2.32% 15,758 1,000 21.4 5.57 3 54.90% 398,719 0.02% 4,458,003,514 153
1975 647,536 1.90% 11,644 600 23.4 5.23 3 43.10% 279,190 0.02% 4,079,480,606 153
1970 589,314 2.02% 11,191 3,238 25.4 4.93 2 32.00% 188,838 0.02% 3,700,437,046 153
1965 533,361 1.26% 6,487 1,882 26.4 4.59 2 23.70% 126,602 0.02% 3,339,583,597 150
1960 500,928 0.68% 3,323 600 27.3 4.2 2 17.30% 86,847 0.02% 3,034,949,748 152
1955 484,313 0.46% 2,203 600 27.9 3.99 2 14.10% 68,209 0.02% 2,773,019,936 150

Gabon population forecast 

In the year 2050, the population of the nation is expected to be 3,809,050. The median age of the country will be 27.5. The urban population of the country will have risen to 3,339,415. Then the global population rank of the nation will come to position 135.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 2,225,734 2.70% 55,610 3,260 22.5 4 9 87.10% 1,938,139 0.03% 7,794,798,739 146
2025 2,487,682 2.25% 52,390 1,000 22.6 4 10 87.30% 2,171,202 0.03% 8,184,437,460 146
2030 2,744,451 1.98% 51,354 1,000 23 4 11 87.60% 2,403,217 0.03% 8,548,487,400 145
2035 3,001,789 1.81% 51,468 1,000 23.9 4 12 87.80% 2,636,380 0.03% 8,887,524,213 141
2040 3,265,411 1.70% 52,724 1,000 25.1 4 13 87.90% 2,871,071 0.04% 9,198,847,240 139
2045 3,536,547 1.61% 54,227 1,000 26.4 4 14 87.90% 3,107,080 0.04% 9,481,803,274 139
2050 3,809,050 1.50% 54,501 27.5 4 15 87.70% 3,339,415 0.04% 9,735,033,990 135

Gabon demographics 

The life expectancy of the people in Burundi is 67.03 years. The infant mortality rate of the country is 31.1. The sex ratio of the male population is 50.90% for the population share 1,132,854. The sex ratio of the female population is 49.10% for the population share 1,092,874.

Gabon religion and politics 

The major faiths in the country are Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Bwiti, and animistic religions. Many of the people practice both Christianity and traditional beliefs. Some of the people are also atheists.

In the year 1990, major changes were made to the political system of Gabon. The framework followed here is the republic. The president heads the state. They also appoint the prime minister and the cabinet members. There are three branches one is legislative, another is executive, and the last is judicial.

Gabon economy

The economy is strongly linked to France. There are large foreign investments to boost up the economy. The per capita income of the country is four times larger than the other sub-Saharan African nations. Much of the population are released from absolute poverty through the process of resource extraction. There are offshore mineral findings that are under improvement.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%