Namibia Population 2022


Namibia map
  • The current population of Namibia is estimated at 2,625,911 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Namibia represent 0.03% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Namibia is 3.2 inhabitants per km2.
  • Namibia is located in Africa.
  • Namibia ranks number 143 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Namibia is -22.9481° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 18.4911° E.
  • The median age in Namibia is 21.8 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Namibia not existent. A person working in Namibia typically earns around 3,200 NAD per month, around USD $214.33 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Namibia shares its land boundary with are Angola to the north, Zambia to the northeast, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and southeast. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the west.

Namibia

Official name Republic of Namibia
Location Africa
Capital Windhoek
Population 2,619,895 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 3.2/km2
Population growth rate 1.79% (in 2022)
Area 825,615 km2 (318,771.60 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency Namibian dollar (NAD) and South African rand (ZAR)
Life expectancy 64.5 years
Internet TLD .na
Call code +264

Namibia Population Graph

Namibia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 2,543,203 1,232,690 1,310,513 48.47% 51.53% 1,323,229 52.03%
2019 2,496,769 1,209,934 1,286,835 48.46% 51.54% 1,274,351 51.04%
2018 2,450,503 1,187,269 1,263,234 48.45% 51.55% 1,225,987 50.03%
2017 2,404,785 1,164,637 1,240,148 48.43% 51.57% 1,178,585 49.01%
2016 2,360,166 1,142,792 1,217,374 48.42% 51.58% 1,131,936 47.96%
2015 2,316,984 1,121,420 1,195,564 48.4% 51.6% 1,086,665 46.9%
2014 2,275,472 1,101,101 1,174,371 48.39% 51.61% 1,042,849 45.83%
2013 2,235,516 1,081,319 1,154,197 48.37% 51.63% 1,000,617 44.76%
2012 2,196,752 1,062,349 1,134,403 48.36% 51.64% 959,761 43.69%
2011 2,158,639 1,043,486 1,115,153 48.34% 51.66% 920,444 42.64%
2010 2,120,784 1,024,975 1,095,809 48.33% 51.67% 882,670 41.62%
2009 2,082,912 1,006,255 1,076,657 48.31% 51.69% 845,662 40.6%
2008 2,045,221 987,637 1,057,584 48.29% 51.71% 809,908 39.6%
2007 2,008,322 969,417 1,038,905 48.27% 51.73% 775,212 38.6%
2006 1,973,092 952,017 1,021,075 48.25% 51.75% 742,080 37.61%
2005 1,940,060 935,885 1,004,175 48.24% 51.76% 710,644 36.63%
2004 1,909,454 920,930 988,524 48.23% 51.77% 681,102 35.67%
2003 1,880,804 906,924 973,880 48.22% 51.78% 652,827 34.71%
2002 1,853,185 893,606 959,579 48.22% 51.78% 625,821 33.77%
2001 1,825,308 880,164 945,144 48.22% 51.78% 600,526 32.9%
2000 1,796,198 866,127 930,071 48.22% 51.78% 581,429 32.37%
1999 1,765,448 851,299 914,149 48.22% 51.78% 562,295 31.85%
1998 1,733,193 835,919 897,274 48.23% 51.77% 543,183 31.34%
1997 1,699,557 819,866 879,691 48.24% 51.76% 523,803 30.82%
1996 1,664,875 803,136 861,739 48.24% 51.76% 504,790 30.32%
1995 1,629,331 785,989 843,342 48.24% 51.76% 485,704 29.81%
1994 1,593,259 768,588 824,671 48.24% 51.76% 467,144 29.32%
1993 1,556,498 750,699 805,799 48.23% 51.77% 448,583 28.82%
1992 1,518,316 731,980 786,336 48.21% 51.79% 430,291 28.34%
1991 1,477,728 712,117 765,611 48.19% 51.81% 412,582 27.92%
1990 1,434,189 690,705 743,484 48.16% 51.84% 396,697 27.66%
1989 1,387,258 667,410 719,848 48.11% 51.89% 380,109 27.4%
1988 1,337,748 642,922 694,826 48.06% 51.94% 363,065 27.14%
1987 1,287,954 618,218 669,736 48% 52% 346,202 26.88%
1986 1,241,039 595,078 645,961 47.95% 52.05% 330,365 26.62%
1985 1,199,227 574,790 624,437 47.93% 52.07% 316,236 26.37%
1984 1,163,328 557,816 605,512 47.95% 52.05% 303,745 26.11%
1983 1,132,642 543,555 589,087 47.99% 52.01% 292,901 25.86%
1982 1,106,098 531,591 574,507 48.06% 51.94% 283,272 25.61%
1981 1,081,911 520,940 560,971 48.15% 51.85% 274,373 25.36%
1980 1,058,675 511,022 547,653 48.27% 51.73% 265,410 25.07%
1979 1,036,311 501,678 534,633 48.41% 51.59% 256,798 24.78%
1978 1,014,968 492,868 522,100 48.56% 51.44% 248,566 24.49%
1977 993,948 484,351 509,597 48.73% 51.27% 240,635 24.21%
1976 972,088 475,059 497,029 48.87% 51.13% 232,621 23.93%
1975 948,873 464,758 484,115 48.98% 51.02% 224,408 23.65%
1974 923,823 453,135 470,688 49.05% 50.95% 215,897 23.37%
1973 897,160 440,326 456,834 49.08% 50.92% 207,244 23.1%
1972 869,823 426,909 442,914 49.08% 50.92% 198,581 22.83%
1971 843,195 413,756 429,439 49.07% 50.93% 190,225 22.56%
1970 818,291 401,454 416,837 49.06% 50.94% 182,397 22.29%
1969 795,383 390,215 405,168 49.06% 50.94% 173,791 21.85%
1968 774,201 379,823 394,378 49.06% 50.94% 165,602 21.39%
1967 754,437 370,202 384,235 49.07% 50.93% 157,904 20.93%
1966 735,601 361,107 374,494 49.09% 50.91% 150,651 20.48%
1965 717,305 352,197 365,108 49.1% 50.9% 143,748 20.04%
1964 699,496 343,522 355,974 49.11% 50.89% 137,101 19.6%
1963 682,315 335,153 347,162 49.12% 50.88% 130,800 19.17%
1962 665,784 327,100 338,684 49.13% 50.87% 124,835 18.75%
1961 649,923 319,437 330,486 49.15% 50.85% 119,131 18.33%
1960 634,772 312,117 322,655 49.17% 50.83% 113,688 17.91%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Namibia ordered by Population

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

Namibia

# City Population 2022
1 Windhoek 270,009
2 Rundu 58,632
3 Walvis Bay 52,589
4 Oshakati 33,941
5 Katima Mulilo 25,255
6 Swakopmund 25,232
7 Grootfontein 24,299
8 Rehoboth 21,552
9 Katutura 21,428
10 Otjiwarongo 21,424
11 Okahandja 21,086
12 Gobabis 16,466
13 Keetmanshoop 15,728
14 Luderitz 15,249
15 Mariental 13,487
16 Tsumeb 12,290
17 Khorixas 12,146
18 Omaruru 11,653
19 Bethanie 10,471
20 Ongwediva 9,832
21 Ondangwa 9,300
22 Usakos 9,296
23 Oranjemund 8,587
24 Otjimbingwe 7,798
25 Okahao 7,107
26 Karibib 6,982
27 Warmbad 6,833
28 Outjo 6,640
29 Karasburg 6,162
30 Okakarara 5,344
31 Opuwo 5,162
32 Omuthiya 5,067
33 Otavi 4,647
34 Arandis 4,557
35 Henties Bay 3,885
36 Aranos 3,468
37 Hoachanas 3,030
38 Ongandjera 2,748
39 Oshikango 2,709
40 Outapi 2,688

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
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/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
Malawi 20,091,635 153.3/km2
Senegal 17,518,022 70/km2