List of Arab Countries By Population

This is a list of Arab countries by population, primarily based on estimates by the United Nations Population Division. The table is by default sorted by the UN column.

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2012
UN estimate
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%, UN)
Average
absolute
annual
growth
(UN)
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years,
UN)
Alternative
figure
Date Source
1 Egypt 83,958,000 22.55 1.72 1,445,000 41 79,602,000 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
2 Sudan 45,722,000 12.28 2.44 1,117,000 29 30,894,000 April 22, 2008 2008 census
3 Algeria 36,486,000 9.80 1.41 513,000 50 37,800,000 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
4 Iraq 33,703,000 9.05 3.18 1,071,000 22 33,330,000 2011 Official estimate
5 Morocco 32,599,000 8.75 1.01 329,000 69 32,597,000 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
6 Saudi Arabia 28,705,000 7.71 2.21 636,000 32 28,376,355 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
7 Yemen 25,569,000 6.87 3.10 793,000 23 24,527,000 2012 Official estimate
8 Syria 21,118,000 5.67 1.70 358,000 41 20,866,000 December 31, 2010 Official estimate
9 Tunisia 10,705,000 2.87 1.05 112,000 67 10,777,500 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
10 Somalia 9,797,000 2.63 2.51 246,000 28 9,331,000 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
11 United Arab Emirates 8,106,000 2.18 2.72 221,000 26 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
12 Libya 6,469,000 1.74 0.72 46,000 97 6,321,479 2012 World Gazetteer projection
13 Jordan 6,457,000 1.73 2.01 130,000 35 6,328,716 2011 Official estimate
14 Lebanon 4,292,000 1.15 0.77 33,000 90 3,759,100 2007 Official estimate
15 Palestinian territories 4,271,000 1.15 2.87 122,000 25 4,293,313 2012 Official estimate
16 Mauritania 3,623,000 0.97 2.29 83,000 31 3,378,254 2012 Official estimate
17 Oman 2,904,000 0.78 2.04 59,000 34 2,773,479 December 12, 2010 2010 census
18 Kuwait 2,892,000 0.78 2.63 76,000 27 3,582,054 December 31, 2010 Official estimate
19 Qatar 1,939,000 0.52 3.69 72,000 19 1,757,540 October 31, 2012 Official estimate
20 Bahrain 1,359,000 0.36 2.64 36,000 27 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 2010 census
21 Djibouti 923,000 0.25 1.88 17,000 37 818,159 May 29, 2009 2009 census
22 Comoros 773,000 0.21 2.52 19,000 28 724,300 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
Total 372,370,000 100.00 2.02 7,534,000 35

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