Sudan Population 2022


Sudan map
  • The current population of Sudan is estimated at 46,461,073 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Sudan represent 0.58% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Sudan is 21 inhabitants per km2.
  • Sudan is located in Africa.
  • Sudan ranks number 34 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Sudan is 15.554690. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 32.562185.
  • The median age in Sudan is 19.7 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Sudan is SDG 425 per month, around USD $0.95 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Sudan shares its land boundary with are Egypt to the north, Ethiopia and Eritrea to the east, South Sudan to the south, Central African Republic and Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. The Red Sea lies to the east.

Sudan

Official name Republic of the Sudan
Location Africa
Capital Khartoum
Population 46,010,693 (as of Juli 2022)
Population density 21/km2
Population growth rate 2.41% (in 2022)
Area 1,886,068 km2 (728,214.63 sq mi)
Official language Arabic and English
Currency Sudanese pound (SDG)
Life expectancy 65.86 years
Internet TLD .sd
Call code +249

Sudan Population Graph

Sudan Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 43,857,162 21,911,038 21,946,124 49.96% 50.04% 15,459,650 35.25%
2019 42,820,943 21,393,343 21,427,600 49.96% 50.04% 14,961,637 34.94%
2018 41,809,056 20,883,623 20,925,433 49.95% 50.05% 14,482,657 34.64%
2017 40,820,744 20,389,962 20,430,782 49.95% 50.05% 14,030,090 34.37%
2016 39,854,606 19,903,390 19,951,216 49.94% 50.06% 13,598,392 34.12%
2015 38,909,951 19,427,739 19,482,212 49.93% 50.07% 13,186,582 33.89%
2014 37,984,493 18,961,859 19,022,634 49.92% 50.08% 12,796,976 33.69%
2013 37,079,228 18,502,535 18,576,693 49.9% 50.1% 12,425,249 33.51%
2012 36,200,296 18,056,708 18,143,588 49.88% 50.12% 12,072,799 33.35%
2011 35,356,039 17,632,057 17,723,982 49.87% 50.13% 11,741,741 33.21%
2010 34,551,232 17,234,155 17,317,077 49.88% 50.12% 11,433,003 33.09%
2009 33,789,860 16,867,898 16,921,962 49.92% 50.08% 11,147,275 32.99%
2008 33,066,795 16,523,477 16,543,318 49.97% 50.03% 10,885,589 32.92%
2007 32,366,444 16,192,932 16,173,512 50.03% 49.97% 10,638,850 32.87%
2006 31,667,523 15,862,262 15,805,261 50.09% 49.91% 10,390,114 32.81%
2005 30,955,085 15,517,784 15,437,301 50.13% 49.87% 10,140,886 32.76%
2004 30,219,628 15,158,165 15,061,463 50.16% 49.84% 9,884,840 32.71%
2003 29,465,820 14,780,055 14,685,765 50.16% 49.84% 9,620,590 32.65%
2002 28,709,953 14,400,912 14,309,041 50.16% 49.84% 9,359,445 32.6%
2001 27,976,112 14,030,020 13,946,092 50.15% 49.85% 9,106,224 32.55%
2000 27,279,929 13,680,884 13,599,045 50.15% 49.85% 8,865,977 32.5%
1999 26,631,305 13,352,936 13,278,369 50.14% 49.86% 8,639,195 32.44%
1998 26,020,201 13,049,131 12,971,070 50.15% 49.85% 8,427,943 32.39%
1997 25,418,487 12,747,371 12,671,116 50.15% 49.85% 8,220,339 32.34%
1996 24,787,340 12,430,851 12,356,489 50.15% 49.85% 8,001,353 32.28%
1995 24,099,560 12,085,929 12,013,631 50.15% 49.85% 7,767,288 32.23%
1994 23,343,133 11,706,581 11,636,552 50.15% 49.85% 7,511,820 32.18%
1993 22,532,343 11,299,970 11,232,373 50.15% 49.85% 7,239,642 32.13%
1992 21,700,579 10,882,840 10,817,739 50.15% 49.85% 6,748,880 31.1%
1991 20,895,620 10,479,153 10,416,467 50.15% 49.85% 6,235,253 29.84%
1990 20,151,622 10,106,038 10,045,584 50.15% 49.85% 5,765,379 28.61%
1989 19,480,548 9,767,547 9,713,001 50.14% 49.86% 5,339,618 27.41%
1988 18,871,333 9,462,086 9,409,247 50.14% 49.86% 4,951,838 26.24%
1987 18,307,091 9,177,345 9,129,746 50.13% 49.87% 4,596,911 25.11%
1986 17,761,045 8,903,612 8,857,433 50.13% 49.87% 4,264,427 24.01%
1985 17,213,624 8,627,468 8,586,156 50.12% 49.88% 3,948,805 22.94%
1984 16,661,288 8,350,638 8,310,650 50.12% 49.88% 3,648,822 21.9%
1983 16,110,835 8,073,139 8,037,696 50.11% 49.89% 3,367,165 20.9%
1982 15,565,241 7,799,742 7,765,499 50.11% 49.89% 3,172,196 20.38%
1981 15,030,259 7,530,160 7,500,099 50.1% 49.9% 3,031,603 20.17%
1980 14,510,367 7,268,243 7,242,124 50.09% 49.91% 2,896,269 19.96%
1979 14,005,102 7,015,156 6,989,946 50.09% 49.91% 2,766,008 19.75%
1978 13,513,131 6,767,376 6,745,755 50.08% 49.92% 2,641,817 19.55%
1977 13,037,238 6,527,745 6,509,493 50.07% 49.93% 2,521,402 19.34%
1976 12,580,914 6,298,006 6,282,908 50.06% 49.94% 2,407,987 19.14%
1975 12,147,043 6,080,810 6,066,233 50.06% 49.94% 2,300,650 18.94%
1974 11,735,773 5,873,754 5,862,019 50.05% 49.95% 2,199,284 18.74%
1973 11,346,646 5,677,862 5,668,784 50.04% 49.96% 2,104,803 18.55%
1972 10,977,260 5,491,923 5,485,337 50.03% 49.97% 1,969,320 17.94%
1971 10,624,020 5,314,135 5,309,885 50.02% 49.98% 1,829,456 17.22%
1970 10,284,163 5,143,110 5,141,053 50.01% 49.99% 1,698,944 16.52%
1969 9,956,800 4,978,400 4,978,400 50% 50% 1,578,153 15.85%
1968 9,642,160 4,821,080 4,821,080 50% 50% 1,465,608 15.2%
1967 9,339,903 4,669,018 4,670,885 49.99% 50.01% 1,360,824 14.57%
1966 9,049,974 4,523,177 4,526,797 49.98% 50.02% 1,263,376 13.96%
1965 8,772,199 4,383,468 4,388,731 49.97% 50.03% 1,172,843 13.37%
1964 8,506,030 4,250,463 4,255,567 49.97% 50.03% 1,089,622 12.81%
1963 8,250,798 4,122,099 4,128,699 49.96% 50.04% 1,011,548 12.26%
1962 8,006,043 3,999,819 4,006,224 49.96% 50.04% 939,909 11.74%
1961 7,771,340 3,881,784 3,889,556 49.95% 50.05% 872,721 11.23%
1960 7,546,309 3,769,381 3,776,928 49.95% 50.05% 811,228 10.75%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Sudan ordered by Population

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

Sudan

# City Population 2022
1 Khartoum 1,976,819
2 Omdurman 1,201,200
3 Nyala 566,526
4 Port Sudan 493,790
5 Kassala 403,083
6 El Obeid 395,160
7 Al Qadarif 365,546
8 Kosti 347,967
9 Wad Medani 334,544
10 El Daein 266,984
11 El Fasher 254,882
12 Singa 251,600
13 Ad-Damazin 187,260
14 Geneina 164,122
15 Rabak 136,174
16 Sinnar 131,267
17 Al Manaqil 129,426
18 Gereida 120,948
19 An Nuhud 108,462
20 Atbara 108,362
21 Ed Damer 104,845
22 Kadugli 88,473
23 Ad Douiem 87,704
24 Umm Ruwaba 56,132
25 Shendi 54,018
26 Dilling 37,514
27 As Suki 33,819
28 Ar Ruseris 29,110
29 Al Hasaheisa 29,022
30 Maiurno 28,954
31 Zalingei 28,911
32 Sawakin 28,824
33 Tandalti 27,512
34 Kinana 26,516
35 Ar Rahad 26,491
36 Al Hawatah 24,687
37 Berber 22,610
38 Tokar 22,461
39 Abu Jibeha 21,986
40 Al Mijlad 20,181
41 Doka 19,974
42 Kuraymah 19,736
43 El Bauga 19,281
44 Al Qitena 18,493
45 Al Hilaliyya 17,518
46 Barah 17,089
47 Abu Zabad 15,454
48 Ad Dindar 15,256
49 Dongola 13,601
50 Talodi 13,287
51 Aroma 12,799
52 Marabba 12,225
53 Wagar 12,049
54 Ad Dabbah 11,741
55 El Matama 11,471
56 Al Fulah 11,345
57 Gebeit 11,200
58 Al Lagowa 11,124
59 Umm Kaddadah 11,075
60 Kurmuk 10,486
61 Wad Rawah 10,434
62 Merowe 10,326
63 Al Kawa 10,243
64 Kutum 9,973
65 Al Kiremit al `Arakiyyin 9,946
66 Jalqani 9,645
67 Al Masallamiyya 9,508
68 Wad az Zaki 9,415
69 Um Jar Al Gharbiyya 9,199
70 Argo 7,868

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