Benin Population 2022


Benin map
  • The current population of Benin is estimated at 12,881,400 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Benin represent 0.16% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Benin is 94.9 inhabitants per km2.
  • Benin is located in Africa.
  • Benin ranks number 77 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Benin is 9.3180° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 2.3181° E.
  • The median age in Benin is 19.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Benin is 40,000 XOF per month, around $65 USD per month.
  • The countries that Benin shares its land boundary with are Burkina Faso to the northwest, Togo to the west and Nigeria to the east.

Benin

Official name Republic of Benin
Location Africa
Capital Porto-Novo
Population 12,772,945 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 94.9/km2
Population growth rate 2.71% (in 2022)
Area 114,763 km2 (44,310.22 sq mi)
Official language French
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Life expectancy 62.50 years
Internet TLD .bj
Call code +229

Benin Population Graph

Benin Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 12,131,684 6,058,563 6,073,121 49.94% 50.06% 5,874,161 48.42%
2019 11,809,412 5,895,258 5,914,154 49.92% 50.08% 5,651,985 47.86%
2018 11,493,075 5,735,044 5,758,031 49.9% 50.1% 5,437,374 47.31%
2017 11,183,015 5,578,088 5,604,927 49.88% 50.12% 5,230,296 46.77%
2016 10,879,682 5,424,609 5,455,073 49.86% 50.14% 5,029,677 46.23%
2015 10,583,365 5,273,691 5,309,674 49.83% 50.17% 4,836,598 45.7%
2014 10,294,040 5,126,432 5,167,608 49.8% 50.2% 4,649,818 45.17%
2013 10,011,597 4,982,772 5,028,825 49.77% 50.23% 4,469,177 44.64%
2012 9,736,064 4,841,745 4,894,319 49.73% 50.27% 4,296,525 44.13%
2011 9,467,452 4,705,324 4,762,128 49.7% 50.3% 4,128,756 43.61%
2010 9,205,693 4,572,468 4,633,225 49.67% 50.33% 3,966,733 43.09%
2009 8,950,974 4,443,263 4,507,711 49.64% 50.36% 3,811,325 42.58%
2008 8,703,003 4,318,430 4,384,573 49.62% 50.38% 3,661,353 42.07%
2007 8,460,708 4,197,357 4,263,351 49.61% 50.39% 3,516,270 41.56%
2006 8,222,645 4,076,787 4,145,858 49.58% 50.42% 3,375,396 41.05%
2005 7,987,811 3,957,960 4,029,851 49.55% 50.45% 3,238,259 40.54%
2004 7,755,428 3,839,712 3,915,716 49.51% 50.49% 3,105,273 40.04%
2003 7,525,820 3,722,271 3,803,549 49.46% 50.54% 2,975,709 39.54%
2002 7,300,507 3,605,720 3,694,787 49.39% 50.61% 2,850,118 39.04%
2001 7,081,682 3,493,394 3,588,288 49.33% 50.67% 2,737,070 38.65%
2000 6,870,752 3,385,220 3,485,532 49.27% 50.73% 2,633,559 38.33%
1999 6,668,767 3,282,367 3,386,400 49.22% 50.78% 2,535,465 38.02%
1998 6,474,804 3,183,661 3,291,143 49.17% 50.83% 2,441,001 37.7%
1997 6,286,041 3,087,703 3,198,338 49.12% 50.88% 2,350,351 37.39%
1996 6,098,538 2,992,553 3,105,985 49.07% 50.93% 2,260,728 37.07%
1995 5,910,276 2,897,217 3,013,059 49.02% 50.98% 2,172,617 36.76%
1994 5,718,786 2,799,918 2,918,868 48.96% 51.04% 2,084,497 36.45%
1993 5,526,178 2,701,748 2,824,430 48.89% 51.11% 1,997,161 36.14%
1992 5,336,070 2,605,069 2,731,001 48.82% 51.18% 1,911,914 35.83%
1991 5,153,616 2,512,388 2,641,228 48.75% 51.25% 1,816,650 35.25%
1990 4,982,472 2,425,467 2,557,005 48.68% 51.32% 1,718,455 34.49%
1989 4,823,876 2,345,369 2,478,507 48.62% 51.38% 1,627,093 33.73%
1988 4,676,582 2,271,416 2,405,166 48.57% 51.43% 1,542,804 32.99%
1987 4,538,890 2,202,269 2,336,621 48.52% 51.48% 1,463,792 32.25%
1986 4,408,028 2,137,012 2,271,016 48.48% 51.52% 1,389,410 31.52%
1985 4,281,925 2,074,164 2,207,761 48.44% 51.56% 1,318,833 30.8%
1984 4,160,144 2,013,926 2,146,218 48.41% 51.59% 1,251,787 30.09%
1983 4,043,172 1,955,682 2,087,490 48.37% 51.63% 1,187,884 29.38%
1982 3,930,859 1,900,177 2,030,682 48.34% 51.66% 1,127,763 28.69%
1981 3,823,182 1,847,362 1,975,820 48.32% 51.68% 1,070,873 28.01%
1980 3,720,135 1,796,453 1,923,682 48.29% 51.71% 1,017,085 27.34%
1979 3,621,414 1,748,057 1,873,357 48.27% 51.73% 966,193 26.68%
1978 3,526,752 1,701,658 1,825,094 48.25% 51.75% 901,085 25.55%
1977 3,436,192 1,657,275 1,778,917 48.23% 51.77% 834,651 24.29%
1976 3,349,847 1,614,961 1,734,886 48.21% 51.79% 773,145 23.08%
1975 3,267,779 1,575,069 1,692,710 48.2% 51.8% 715,644 21.9%
1974 3,189,963 1,536,924 1,653,039 48.18% 51.82% 662,874 20.78%
1973 3,116,172 1,500,748 1,615,424 48.16% 51.84% 613,574 19.69%
1972 3,045,998 1,466,343 1,579,655 48.14% 51.86% 568,079 18.65%
1971 2,979,552 1,433,760 1,545,792 48.12% 51.88% 525,891 17.65%
1970 2,915,250 1,401,944 1,513,306 48.09% 51.91% 486,555 16.69%
1969 2,853,508 1,371,111 1,482,397 48.05% 51.95% 450,284 15.78%
1968 2,794,380 1,341,582 1,452,798 48.01% 51.99% 416,363 14.9%
1967 2,738,043 1,313,439 1,424,604 47.97% 52.03% 385,243 14.07%
1966 2,684,841 1,286,576 1,398,265 47.92% 52.08% 356,547 13.28%
1965 2,634,993 1,261,108 1,373,885 47.86% 52.14% 329,901 12.52%
1964 2,588,547 1,237,584 1,350,963 47.81% 52.19% 305,449 11.8%
1963 2,545,407 1,215,432 1,329,975 47.75% 52.25% 283,049 11.12%
1962 2,505,400 1,194,825 1,310,575 47.69% 52.31% 262,315 10.47%
1961 2,468,331 1,175,666 1,292,665 47.63% 52.37% 243,377 9.86%
1960 2,434,049 1,157,877 1,276,172 47.57% 52.43% 225,880 9.28%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Benin ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Benin. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Benin

# City Population 2022
1 Cotonou 793,026
2 Abomey-Calavi 391,618
3 Djougou 240,216
4 Porto-Novo 236,908
5 Parakou 165,538
6 Bohicon 126,218
7 Kandi 111,314
8 Lokossa 88,363
9 Ouidah 84,781
10 Abomey 83,115
11 Natitingou 82,105
12 Savé 76,790
13 Nikki 54,868
14 Dogbo 41,663
15 Cové 39,075
16 Malanville 37,518
17 Pobé 33,441
18 Savalou 30,567
19 Sakété 30,484
20 Comé 29,483
21 Bembèrèkè 24,325
22 Bassila 23,826
23 Banikoara 22,674
24 Kétou 22,576
25 Dassa-Zoumé 21,949
26 Tchaourou 21,252
27 Allada 20,285
28 Tanguiéta 20,057
29 Hévié 13,626
30 Grand-Popo 9,939

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2