Gambia Population 2022


Gambia map
  • The current population of Gambia is estimated at 2,560,495 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Gambia represent 0.03% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Gambia is 176.5 inhabitants per km2.
  • Gambia is located in Africa.
  • Gambia ranks number 144 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Gambia is 13.5988° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -14.9477° W.
  • The median age in Gambia is 17.8 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Gambia is GMD 50.00 per day, around USD $0.95 per day, in 2022.
  • The countries that Gambia shares its land boundary with are Senegal to the north, east and south. It is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Gambia

Official name Republic of The Gambia
Location Africa
Capital Banjul
Population 2,538,430 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 176.5/km2
Population growth rate 2.9% (in 2022)
Area 10,689 km2 (4,127.04 sq mi)
Official language Republic of The Gambia
Currency Dalasi (GMD)
Life expectancy 62.90 years
Internet TLD .gm
Call code +220

Gambia Population Graph

Gambia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 2,418,839 1,199,502 1,219,337 49.59% 50.41% 1,513,709 62.58%
2019 2,349,809 1,165,505 1,184,304 49.6% 50.4% 1,455,237 61.93%
2018 2,282,144 1,131,943 1,150,201 49.6% 50.4% 1,398,270 61.27%
2017 2,215,893 1,099,083 1,116,810 49.6% 50.4% 1,342,831 60.6%
2016 2,151,068 1,066,930 1,084,138 49.6% 50.4% 1,288,920 59.92%
2015 2,087,737 1,035,726 1,052,011 49.61% 50.39% 1,236,567 59.23%
2014 2,025,859 1,005,029 1,020,830 49.61% 50.39% 1,185,735 58.53%
2013 1,965,475 975,072 990,403 49.61% 50.39% 1,136,438 57.82%
2012 1,906,735 946,122 960,613 49.62% 50.38% 1,088,936 57.11%
2011 1,849,805 917,873 931,932 49.62% 50.38% 1,042,920 56.38%
2010 1,794,813 890,766 904,047 49.63% 50.37% 998,993 55.66%
2009 1,741,843 864,477 877,366 49.63% 50.37% 956,969 54.94%
2008 1,690,808 839,317 851,491 49.64% 50.36% 916,587 54.21%
2007 1,641,322 814,916 826,406 49.65% 50.35% 877,779 53.48%
2006 1,592,876 791,022 801,854 49.66% 50.34% 840,242 52.75%
2005 1,545,134 767,623 777,511 49.68% 50.32% 803,779 52.02%
2004 1,497,871 744,442 753,429 49.7% 50.3% 768,258 51.29%
2003 1,451,230 721,552 729,678 49.72% 50.28% 733,742 50.56%
2002 1,405,527 699,109 706,418 49.74% 50.26% 698,266 49.68%
2001 1,361,294 677,516 683,778 49.77% 50.23% 664,039 48.78%
2000 1,318,894 656,809 662,085 49.8% 50.2% 631,355 47.87%
1999 1,278,267 637,216 641,051 49.85% 50.15% 600,274 46.96%
1998 1,239,238 618,380 620,858 49.9% 50.1% 570,793 46.06%
1997 1,201,602 600,200 601,402 49.95% 50.05% 542,643 45.16%
1996 1,165,139 582,453 582,686 49.99% 50.01% 515,691 44.26%
1995 1,129,593 564,909 564,684 50.01% 49.99% 489,792 43.36%
1994 1,095,204 547,602 547,602 50% 50% 465,133 42.47%
1993 1,061,816 530,483 531,333 49.96% 50.04% 441,609 41.59%
1992 1,028,401 513,378 515,023 49.92% 50.08% 416,708 40.52%
1991 993,664 495,739 497,925 49.89% 50.11% 391,603 39.41%
1990 956,551 477,319 479,232 49.9% 50.1% 366,455 38.31%
1989 916,547 457,907 458,640 49.96% 50.04% 341,230 37.23%
1988 874,313 437,681 436,632 50.06% 49.94% 316,152 36.16%
1987 831,842 417,668 414,174 50.21% 49.79% 291,893 35.09%
1986 791,932 398,738 393,194 50.35% 49.65% 269,653 34.05%
1985 756,547 381,754 374,793 50.46% 49.54% 249,812 33.02%
1984 726,414 367,130 359,284 50.54% 49.46% 232,525 32.01%
1983 700,898 354,444 346,454 50.57% 49.43% 217,348 31.01%
1982 678,789 343,331 335,458 50.58% 49.42% 204,383 30.11%
1981 658,239 332,871 325,368 50.57% 49.43% 192,601 29.26%
1980 637,889 322,453 315,436 50.55% 49.45% 181,224 28.41%
1979 617,387 311,966 305,421 50.53% 49.47% 170,337 27.59%
1978 597,137 301,614 295,523 50.51% 49.49% 159,854 26.77%
1977 577,332 291,495 285,837 50.49% 49.51% 149,933 25.97%
1976 558,368 281,808 276,560 50.47% 49.53% 140,653 25.19%
1975 540,525 272,749 267,776 50.46% 49.54% 132,050 24.43%
1974 523,773 264,243 259,530 50.45% 49.55% 124,029 23.68%
1973 507,935 256,253 251,682 50.45% 49.55% 116,520 22.94%
1972 493,261 248,850 244,411 50.45% 49.55% 107,580 21.81%
1971 478,919 241,663 237,256 50.46% 49.54% 98,801 20.63%
1970 465,193 234,736 230,457 50.46% 49.54% 90,713 19.5%
1969 451,995 228,031 223,964 50.45% 49.55% 83,212 18.41%
1968 439,336 221,601 217,735 50.44% 49.56% 76,313 17.37%
1967 427,347 215,468 211,879 50.42% 49.58% 69,999 16.38%
1966 416,184 209,715 206,469 50.39% 49.61% 64,217 15.43%
1965 405,947 204,313 201,634 50.33% 49.67% 58,984 14.53%
1964 396,685 199,334 197,351 50.25% 49.75% 54,267 13.68%
1963 388,294 194,729 193,565 50.15% 49.85% 49,935 12.86%
1962 380,532 190,418 190,114 50.04% 49.96% 47,719 12.54%
1961 373,069 186,199 186,870 49.91% 50.09% 45,999 12.33%
1960 365,670 181,994 183,676 49.77% 50.23% 44,356 12.13%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Gambia ordered by Population

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

Gambia

# City Population 2022
1 Serekunda 343,332
2 Brikama 78,322
3 Bakau 43,783
4 Banjul 34,969
5 Farafenni 30,112
6 Lamin 25,042
7 Sukuta 15,373
8 Basse Santa Su 14,561
9 Gunjur 14,235
10 Soma 10,025
11 Sabi 7,833
12 Bansang 7,732
13 Abuko 6,671
14 Essau 6,006
15 Barra 5,391
16 Demba Kunda 4,863
17 Koina 3,919
18 Diabugu 3,753
19 Janjanbureh 3,627
20 Sami 2,823
21 Kerewan 2,777
22 Jarreng 2,750
23 Sutukoba 2,729
24 Kuntaur 2,573
25 Somita 2,565
26 Nyamanari 2,117
27 Baro Kunda 2,013
28 Bakadagy 2,011
29 Mansa Konko 1,995
30 Saba 1,991
31 Saruja 1,977
32 No Kunda 1,939
33 Galleh Manda 1,903
34 Sankwia 1,857
35 Kaiaf 1,845
36 Jakhaly 1,815
37 Keneba 1,798
38 Kumbija 1,788
39 Karantaba 1,778
40 Toniataba 1,776
41 Nioro 1,760
42 Katchang 1,758
43 Denton 1,740
44 Dankunku 1,665
45 Gunjur Kuta 1,589
46 Sutukung 1,526
47 Sudowol 1,524
48 Wellingara Ba 1,489
49 Bureng 1,484
50 Wassu 1,396
51 Si Kunda 1,366
52 Sara Kunda 1,329
53 Daba Kunda 1,321
54 Sun Kunda 1,318
55 Brifu 1,311
56 Bambali 1,273
57 Jenoi 1,269
58 Chilla 1,260
59 Kunting 1,222
60 Diabugu Basilla 1,213

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