Mauritania Population 2022


Mauritania map
  • The current population of Mauritania is estimated at 4,959,053 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Mauritania represent 0.06% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Mauritania is 3.4 inhabitants per km2.
  • Mauritania is located in Africa.
  • Mauritania ranks number 127 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Mauritania is 18.078913° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -15.965341° W.
  • The median age in Mauritania is 20.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Mauritania is 3,000 MRU per month, around USD $82.19 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Mauritania shares its land boundary with are Western Sahara to the northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.

Mauritania

Official name Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Location Africa
Capital Nouakchott
Population 4,898,513 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 3.4/km2
Population growth rate 2.7% (in 2022)
Area 1,030,000 km2 (397,685.06 sq mi)
Official language Arabic
Currency Ouguiya (MRU)
Life expectancy 65.38 years
Internet TLD .mr
Call code +222

Mauritania Population Graph

Mauritania Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 4,651,985 2,336,227 2,315,758 50.22% 49.78% 2,573,943 55.33%
2019 4,527,961 2,273,036 2,254,925 50.2% 49.8% 2,468,192 54.51%
2018 4,405,514 2,210,687 2,194,827 50.18% 49.82% 2,364,439 53.67%
2017 4,284,723 2,148,789 2,135,934 50.15% 49.85% 2,263,191 52.82%
2016 4,165,614 2,088,222 2,077,392 50.13% 49.87% 2,164,453 51.96%
2015 4,048,327 2,028,617 2,019,710 50.11% 49.89% 2,068,290 51.09%
2014 3,932,859 1,969,969 1,962,890 50.09% 49.91% 1,974,295 50.2%
2013 3,819,406 1,911,995 1,907,411 50.06% 49.94% 1,883,349 49.31%
2012 3,708,408 1,855,687 1,852,721 50.04% 49.96% 1,794,869 48.4%
2011 3,600,445 1,800,943 1,799,502 50.02% 49.98% 1,709,851 47.49%
2010 3,495,947 1,747,973 1,747,974 50% 50% 1,628,762 46.59%
2009 3,395,105 1,696,534 1,698,571 49.97% 50.03% 1,551,223 45.69%
2008 3,297,885 1,647,294 1,650,591 49.95% 50.05% 1,477,123 44.79%
2007 3,204,113 1,599,493 1,604,620 49.92% 50.08% 1,406,285 43.89%
2006 3,113,464 1,553,307 1,560,157 49.89% 50.11% 1,338,790 43%
2005 3,025,710 1,508,922 1,516,788 49.87% 50.13% 1,274,126 42.11%
2004 2,941,891 1,466,238 1,475,653 49.84% 50.16% 1,212,942 41.23%
2003 2,859,721 1,424,427 1,435,294 49.81% 50.19% 1,153,897 40.35%
2002 2,780,597 1,384,459 1,396,138 49.79% 50.21% 1,097,780 39.48%
2001 2,704,837 1,345,927 1,358,910 49.76% 50.24% 1,044,608 38.62%
2000 2,632,584 1,308,921 1,323,663 49.72% 50.28% 1,002,751 38.09%
1999 2,563,889 1,273,996 1,289,893 49.69% 50.31% 979,662 38.21%
1998 2,498,464 1,240,238 1,258,226 49.64% 50.36% 957,911 38.34%
1997 2,435,757 1,208,135 1,227,622 49.6% 50.4% 936,792 38.46%
1996 2,375,036 1,177,305 1,197,731 49.57% 50.43% 916,289 38.58%
1995 2,315,712 1,147,435 1,168,277 49.55% 50.45% 896,412 38.71%
1994 2,257,550 1,118,616 1,138,934 49.55% 50.45% 876,607 38.83%
1993 2,200,517 1,090,796 1,109,721 49.57% 50.43% 857,101 38.95%
1992 2,144,573 1,063,708 1,080,865 49.6% 50.4% 838,099 39.08%
1991 2,089,793 1,036,955 1,052,838 49.62% 50.38% 819,199 39.2%
1990 2,036,178 1,010,962 1,025,216 49.65% 50.35% 800,625 39.32%
1989 1,983,686 985,098 998,588 49.66% 50.34% 782,564 39.45%
1988 1,932,164 959,513 972,651 49.66% 50.34% 764,557 39.57%
1987 1,881,448 934,327 947,121 49.66% 50.34% 720,783 38.31%
1986 1,831,325 909,436 921,889 49.66% 50.34% 670,814 36.63%
1985 1,781,635 884,582 897,053 49.65% 50.35% 623,394 34.99%
1984 1,732,295 860,084 872,211 49.65% 50.35% 578,413 33.39%
1983 1,683,373 835,795 847,578 49.65% 50.35% 535,649 31.82%
1982 1,635,125 811,676 823,449 49.64% 50.36% 495,443 30.3%
1981 1,587,924 788,245 799,679 49.64% 50.36% 457,481 28.81%
1980 1,542,031 765,464 776,567 49.64% 50.36% 422,054 27.37%
1979 1,497,521 743,220 754,301 49.63% 50.37% 389,056 25.98%
1978 1,454,336 721,787 732,549 49.63% 50.37% 358,203 24.63%
1977 1,412,409 700,979 711,430 49.63% 50.37% 329,515 23.33%
1976 1,371,597 680,724 690,873 49.63% 50.37% 301,340 21.97%
1975 1,331,792 660,835 670,957 49.62% 50.38% 273,950 20.57%
1974 1,293,020 641,597 651,423 49.62% 50.38% 248,777 19.24%
1973 1,255,285 622,998 632,287 49.63% 50.37% 225,575 17.97%
1972 1,218,539 604,761 613,778 49.63% 50.37% 204,349 16.77%
1971 1,182,722 586,985 595,737 49.63% 50.37% 184,978 15.64%
1970 1,147,808 569,542 578,266 49.62% 50.38% 167,121 14.56%
1969 1,113,750 552,643 561,107 49.62% 50.38% 150,913 13.55%
1968 1,080,552 536,062 544,490 49.61% 50.39% 136,258 12.61%
1967 1,048,288 519,951 528,337 49.6% 50.4% 122,755 11.71%
1966 1,017,007 504,334 512,673 49.59% 50.41% 110,549 10.87%
1965 986,893 489,302 497,591 49.58% 50.42% 99,578 10.09%
1964 957,751 474,757 482,994 49.57% 50.43% 89,645 9.36%
1963 929,671 460,652 469,019 49.55% 50.45% 80,602 8.67%
1962 902,592 447,054 455,538 49.53% 50.47% 72,478 8.03%
1961 876,462 433,936 442,526 49.51% 50.49% 65,209 7.44%
1960 851,227 421,272 429,955 49.49% 50.51% 58,564 6.88%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Mauritania ordered by Population

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

Mauritania

# City Population 2022
1 Nouakchott 959,549
2 Nouadhibou 119,148
3 Kiffa 50,673
4 Mbera Refugee Camp 48,240
5 Kaédi 45,967
6 Zouérat 45,011
7 Sélibabi 40,591
8 Rosso 33,836
9 Boû Gâdoûm 33,037
10 Boutilimit 27,396
11 Atar 25,926
12 Bareina 25,076
13 Ghabou 24,673
14 Timbedra 23,933
15 Hamoud 23,709
16 Mâl 23,267
17 Magta-Lahjar 22,760
18 Nbeika 20,835
19 Gouraye 20,535
20 Guerou 20,361
21 Soudoud 18,678
22 Sélibaby 18,612
23 Foum Gleita 17,893
24 Legceïba 16,950
25 Bousteila 16,932
26 Sangrave 16,290
27 Tintane 16,188
28 Néma 15,431
29 Aleg 15,356
30 Tidjikdja 14,910
31 Oualata 12,869
32 Ayoûn el-Atroûs 12,734
33 Bababé 11,615
34 Akjoujt 11,352
35 Cheggar 10,514

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