Eritrea Population 2022


Eritrea map
  • The current population of Eritrea is estimated at 3,628,906 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Eritrea represent 0.05% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Eritrea is 30.7 inhabitants per km2.
  • Eritrea is located in Africa.
  • Eritrea ranks number 133 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Eritrea is 15.6131° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 39.4502° E.
  • The median age in Eritrea is 19.2 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Eritrea is 360 ERN per month, around USD $23 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Eritrea shares its land boundary with are Djibouti to the southeast, Ethiopia to the south, and Sudan to the west.

Eritrea

Official name State of Eritrea
Location Africa
Capital Asmara
Population 3,614,474 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 30.7/km2
Population growth rate 1.3% (in 2022)
Area 117,600 km2 (45,405.60 sq mi)
Official language Tigrinya, Arabic, English
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Life expectancy 67.20 years
Internet TLD .er
Call code +291

Eritrea Population Graph

Eritrea Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2011 3,215,576 1,607,466 1,608,110 49.99% 50.01% 1,150,212 35.77%
2010 3,172,022 1,584,742 1,587,280 49.96% 50.04% 1,115,917 35.18%
2009 3,121,480 1,559,179 1,562,301 49.95% 50.05% 1,079,720 34.59%
2008 3,064,313 1,530,011 1,534,302 49.93% 50.07% 1,041,866 34%
2007 2,999,237 1,497,219 1,502,018 49.92% 50.08% 990,348 33.02%
2006 2,920,835 1,457,789 1,463,046 49.91% 50.09% 936,128 32.05%
2005 2,829,197 1,411,486 1,417,711 49.89% 50.11% 879,880 31.1%
2004 2,722,257 1,357,590 1,364,667 49.87% 50.13% 821,033 30.16%
2003 2,603,313 1,297,752 1,305,561 49.85% 50.15% 761,209 29.24%
2002 2,483,292 1,237,176 1,246,116 49.82% 50.18% 703,765 28.34%
2001 2,376,858 1,183,675 1,193,183 49.8% 50.2% 652,685 27.46%
2000 2,294,476 1,142,190 1,152,286 49.78% 50.22% 610,101 26.59%
1999 2,239,426 1,114,338 1,125,088 49.76% 50.24% 576,428 25.74%
1998 2,208,425 1,098,471 1,109,954 49.74% 50.26% 549,898 24.9%
1997 2,197,168 1,092,871 1,104,297 49.74% 50.26% 529,298 24.09%
1996 2,198,444 1,093,506 1,104,938 49.74% 50.26% 512,018 23.29%
1995 2,206,211 1,098,031 1,108,180 49.77% 50.23% 496,618 22.51%
1994 2,220,433 1,105,998 1,114,435 49.81% 50.19% 483,166 21.76%
1993 2,240,646 1,117,410 1,123,236 49.87% 50.13% 470,984 21.02%
1992 2,259,625 1,128,231 1,131,394 49.93% 50.07% 458,478 20.29%
1991 2,268,396 1,133,744 1,134,652 49.98% 50.02% 444,379 19.59%
1990 2,260,682 1,130,567 1,130,115 50.01% 49.99% 427,495 18.91%
1989 2,233,152 1,117,023 1,116,129 50.02% 49.98% 407,327 18.24%
1988 2,187,574 1,094,225 1,093,349 50.02% 49.98% 384,794 17.59%
1987 2,129,336 1,064,668 1,064,668 50% 50% 361,135 16.96%
1986 2,066,661 1,032,711 1,033,950 49.97% 50.03% 337,899 16.35%
1985 2,005,746 1,002,071 1,003,675 49.96% 50.04% 316,106 15.76%
1984 1,948,051 972,857 975,194 49.94% 50.06% 295,714 15.18%
1983 1,892,258 944,804 947,454 49.93% 50.07% 282,703 14.94%
1982 1,838,478 917,952 920,526 49.93% 50.07% 271,359 14.76%
1981 1,786,163 891,653 894,510 49.92% 50.08% 260,244 14.57%
1980 1,734,983 866,104 868,879 49.92% 50.08% 249,664 14.39%
1979 1,685,448 841,207 844,241 49.91% 50.09% 239,502 14.21%
1978 1,638,244 817,484 820,760 49.9% 50.1% 229,846 14.03%
1977 1,593,054 794,775 798,279 49.89% 50.11% 220,797 13.86%
1976 1,549,371 772,826 776,545 49.88% 50.12% 211,954 13.68%
1975 1,506,793 751,588 755,205 49.88% 50.12% 203,568 13.51%
1974 1,465,304 730,747 734,557 49.87% 50.13% 195,472 13.34%
1973 1,425,030 710,662 714,368 49.87% 50.13% 187,676 13.17%
1972 1,386,035 691,077 694,958 49.86% 50.14% 180,323 13.01%
1971 1,348,392 672,308 676,084 49.86% 50.14% 173,134 12.84%
1970 1,312,127 654,095 658,032 49.85% 50.15% 166,378 12.68%
1969 1,277,271 636,592 640,679 49.84% 50.16% 159,914 12.52%
1968 1,243,751 619,761 623,990 49.83% 50.17% 153,728 12.36%
1967 1,211,393 603,395 607,998 49.81% 50.19% 147,790 12.2%
1966 1,179,936 587,608 592,328 49.8% 50.2% 139,586 11.83%
1965 1,149,221 572,082 577,139 49.78% 50.22% 131,816 11.47%
1964 1,119,158 557,005 562,153 49.77% 50.23% 124,450 11.12%
1963 1,089,839 542,195 547,644 49.75% 50.25% 117,376 10.77%
1962 1,061,443 527,856 533,587 49.73% 50.27% 110,815 10.44%
1961 1,034,250 514,126 520,124 49.71% 50.29% 104,563 10.11%
1960 1,008,493 501,221 507,272 49.7% 50.3% 98,832 9.8%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Eritrea ordered by Population

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

Eritrea

# City Population 2022
1 Asmara 655,684
2 Keren 148,578
3 Teseney 65,603
4 Mendefera 64,070
5 Agordat 48,213
6 Assab 40,310
7 Massawa 37,045
8 Adi Quala 35,042
9 Senafe 32,331
10 Dekemhare 31,434
11 Segheneyti 27,993
12 Nakfa 20,410
13 Adi Keyh 19,611
14 Barentu 15,595
15 Beilul 14,286
16 Edd 13,047
17 Ghinda 10,611
18 Mersa Fatuma 9,682

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