Somalia Population 2022


Somalia map
  • The current population of Somalia is estimated at 16,996,208 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Somalia represent 0.21% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Somalia is 19.9 inhabitants per km2.
  • Somalia is located in Africa.
  • Somalia ranks number 73 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Somalia is 2.523870. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 45.068790.
  • The median age in Somalia is 16.7 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Somalia not existent. A person working in Somalia tipically earns around 132,000 SOS per month, around USD $229.50 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Somalia shares its land boundary with are Kenya and Ethiopia to the west, and Djibouti to the northwest. The Gulf of Aden lies to the north, and the Indian Ocean to the east.

Somalia

Official name Federal Republic of Somalia
Location Africa
Capital Mogadishu
Population 16,797,651 (as of July 2022)
Population density 19.9/km2
Population growth rate 2.89% (in 2022)
Area 637,657 km2 (246,200.64 sq mi)
Official language Somali and Arabic
Currency Somali shilling (SOS)
Life expectancy 58.05 years
Internet TLD .so
Call code +252

Somalia Population Graph

Somalia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 15,896,398 7,925,944 7,970,454 49.86% 50.14% 7,334,598 46.14%
2019 15,445,995 7,701,373 7,744,622 49.86% 50.14% 7,035,651 45.55%
2018 15,011,227 7,486,099 7,525,128 49.87% 50.13% 6,750,549 44.97%
2017 14,592,083 7,277,072 7,315,011 49.87% 50.13% 6,477,426 44.39%
2016 14,188,472 7,077,210 7,111,262 49.88% 50.12% 6,217,388 43.82%
2015 13,799,963 6,884,802 6,915,161 49.89% 50.11% 5,968,484 43.25%
2014 13,426,256 6,699,702 6,726,554 49.9% 50.1% 5,730,326 42.68%
2013 13,066,324 6,521,402 6,544,922 49.91% 50.09% 5,503,536 42.12%
2012 12,718,030 6,348,841 6,369,189 49.92% 50.08% 5,285,613 41.56%
2011 12,379,275 6,182,210 6,197,065 49.94% 50.06% 5,075,503 41%
2010 12,046,777 6,017,365 6,029,412 49.95% 50.05% 4,735,588 39.31%
2009 11,720,503 5,856,735 5,863,768 49.97% 50.03% 4,412,769 37.65%
2008 11,399,923 5,697,682 5,702,241 49.98% 50.02% 4,105,112 36.01%
2007 11,082,781 5,541,390 5,541,391 50% 50% 3,812,477 34.4%
2006 10,766,487 5,385,397 5,381,090 50.02% 49.98% 3,994,367 37.1%
2005 10,449,363 5,227,816 5,221,547 50.03% 49.97% 3,794,164 36.31%
2004 10,132,682 5,070,394 5,062,288 50.04% 49.96% 3,600,142 35.53%
2003 9,817,768 4,913,793 4,903,975 50.05% 49.95% 3,412,656 34.76%
2002 9,503,615 4,757,510 4,746,105 50.06% 49.94% 3,230,279 33.99%
2001 9,188,924 4,600,894 4,588,030 50.07% 49.93% 3,089,316 33.62%
2000 8,874,379 4,444,289 4,430,090 50.08% 49.92% 2,950,731 33.25%
1999 8,555,648 4,285,524 4,270,124 50.09% 49.91% 2,813,097 32.88%
1998 8,237,040 4,126,757 4,110,283 50.1% 49.9% 2,677,862 32.51%
1997 7,938,027 3,978,539 3,959,488 50.12% 49.88% 2,552,076 32.15%
1996 7,684,527 3,852,253 3,832,274 50.13% 49.87% 2,442,911 31.79%
1995 7,493,445 3,757,963 3,735,482 50.15% 49.85% 2,355,190 31.43%
1994 7,374,361 3,698,979 3,675,382 50.16% 49.84% 2,291,214 31.07%
1993 7,317,620 3,671,982 3,645,638 50.18% 49.82% 2,247,241 30.71%
1992 7,297,131 3,662,430 3,634,701 50.19% 49.81% 2,215,409 30.36%
1991 7,275,772 3,653,893 3,621,879 50.22% 49.78% 2,183,459 30.01%
1990 7,226,823 3,631,479 3,595,344 50.25% 49.75% 2,143,476 29.66%
1989 7,134,975 3,587,465 3,547,510 50.28% 49.72% 2,091,261 29.31%
1988 7,006,907 3,525,876 3,481,031 50.32% 49.68% 2,029,901 28.97%
1987 6,863,914 3,457,353 3,406,561 50.37% 49.63% 1,965,139 28.63%
1986 6,738,368 3,398,833 3,339,535 50.44% 49.56% 1,908,980 28.33%
1985 6,650,224 3,360,358 3,289,866 50.53% 49.47% 1,866,718 28.07%
1984 6,616,301 3,351,156 3,265,145 50.65% 49.35% 1,839,332 27.8%
1983 6,620,182 3,361,728 3,258,454 50.78% 49.22% 1,823,198 27.54%
1982 6,609,626 3,364,300 3,245,326 50.9% 49.1% 1,803,106 27.28%
1981 6,512,678 3,319,512 3,193,166 50.97% 49.03% 1,759,726 27.02%
1980 6,282,645 3,201,008 3,081,637 50.95% 49.05% 1,681,236 26.76%
1979 5,895,709 2,996,789 2,898,920 50.83% 49.17% 1,562,952 26.51%
1978 5,377,706 2,720,044 2,657,662 50.58% 49.42% 1,411,648 26.25%
1977 4,804,535 2,412,357 2,392,178 50.21% 49.79% 1,249,179 26%
1976 4,281,113 2,131,994 2,149,119 49.8% 50.2% 1,102,387 25.75%
1975 3,882,225 1,918,984 1,963,241 49.43% 50.57% 989,967 25.5%
1974 3,634,802 1,788,686 1,846,116 49.21% 50.79% 909,791 25.03%
1973 3,514,382 1,727,670 1,786,712 49.16% 50.84% 858,564 24.43%
1972 3,481,532 1,714,306 1,767,226 49.24% 50.76% 829,997 23.84%
1971 3,474,093 1,714,465 1,759,628 49.35% 50.65% 807,727 23.25%
1970 3,446,291 1,703,502 1,742,789 49.43% 50.57% 781,619 22.68%
1969 3,388,429 1,676,256 1,712,173 49.47% 50.53% 749,520 22.12%
1968 3,314,391 1,639,629 1,674,762 49.47% 50.53% 714,583 21.56%
1967 3,229,449 1,597,285 1,632,164 49.46% 50.54% 678,830 21.02%
1966 3,145,226 1,555,314 1,589,912 49.45% 50.55% 644,457 20.49%
1965 3,069,999 1,517,808 1,552,191 49.44% 50.56% 612,772 19.96%
1964 3,002,661 1,484,816 1,517,845 49.45% 50.55% 584,018 19.45%
1963 2,939,121 1,453,689 1,485,432 49.46% 50.54% 556,082 18.92%
1962 2,876,802 1,422,866 1,453,936 49.46% 50.54% 528,469 18.37%
1961 2,816,658 1,393,401 1,423,257 49.47% 50.53% 502,492 17.84%
1960 2,758,447 1,364,880 1,393,567 49.48% 50.52% 477,487 17.31%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Somalia ordered by Population

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

Somalia

# City Population 2022
1 Mogadishu 2,589,770
2 Hargeysa 479,788
3 Berbera 243,919
4 Kismayo 236,355
5 Marka 231,780
6 Jamaame 186,567
7 Baidoa 130,592
8 Burao 99,806
9 Bosaso 75,045
10 Beled Hawo 73,548
11 Afgooye 66,109
12 Gaalkacyo 61,812
13 Laascaanood 60,725
14 Garoowe 57,827
15 Beledweyne 55,909
16 Qoryooley 52,206
17 Jawhar 47,566
18 Jilib 44,131
19 Baardheere 42,692
20 Luuq 34,128
21 Ceerigaabo 34,110
22 Buurhakaba 28,075
23 Ceeldheer 26,830
24 Wanlaweyn 22,222
25 Baki 20,200
26 Diinsoor 20,194
27 Eyl 19,076
28 Buulobarde 17,104
29 Qandala 16,036
30 Bandarbeyla 13,866
31 Garbahaarrey 12,741
32 Hobyo 12,665
33 Xuddur 12,608
34 Bereeda 11,379
35 Jalalaqsi 9,926
36 Ceelbuur 9,157
37 Dhuusamarreeb 9,138
38 Yeed 8,540
39 Mahaddayweyne 8,376
40 Saacow 8,009
41 Las Khorey 7,049
42 Bargaal 6,877
43 Waajid 6,743
44 Caluula 6,215
45 Iskushuban 5,845
46 Oodweyne 5,548
47 Cadale 5,444
48 Ceek 4,394
49 Buur Gaabo 3,152
50 Dujuuma 2,463

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