Population of Afghanistan

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Afghanistan is 40,649,741 as of May 20, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Afghanistan is projected at 39,835,428 or 39.8 million or 3.98 crore as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Afghanistan is projected at 38,928,346 or 38.9 million people for the year 2020. Afghanistan ranks number 37th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Afghanistan is ranked 15th among 51 countries in Asia.

Afghanistan's population decreased from 1980 to 1988 with 1.74 mn people then, Afghanistan's population increased yearly. The Afghanistan population is projected to reach 48.094 million in 2030 and increase further to 64.683 million in 2050 and 74.938 million by 2100. Afghanistan accounts for 0.51 percent of the world population. Its global share has been increasing since 0.23% of 1990 and is projected to increase by 0.69% by 2100.

Afghanistan was at 46th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 37th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Afghanistan population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202038,928,346886,5922.330.50
202139,835,428907,0822.330.51
202240,754,388918,9602.310.51
202341,681,231926,8432.270.52
202442,608,716927,4852.230.53
202543,531,519922,8032.170.53
202644,449,091917,5722.110.54
202745,363,557914,4662.060.54
202846,275,304911,7472.010.55
202947,185,167909,8631.970.56
203048,093,578908,4111.930.56
203149,000,192906,6141.890.57
203249,904,006903,8141.840.57
203350,803,996899,9901.800.58
203451,698,847894,8511.760.59
203552,587,408888,5611.720.59
203653,468,953881,5451.680.60
203754,342,906873,9531.630.60
203855,208,546865,6401.590.61
203956,065,151856,6051.550.61
204056,912,009846,8581.510.62
204157,748,478836,4691.470.62
204258,573,852825,3741.430.63
204359,387,205813,3531.390.63
204460,187,568800,3631.350.64
204560,974,113786,5451.310.64
204661,746,117772,0041.270.65
204762,503,155757,0381.230.65
204863,245,029741,8741.190.66
204963,971,680726,6511.150.66
205064,682,974711,2941.110.66
205165,378,505695,5311.080.67
205266,057,690679,1851.040.67
205366,720,056662,3661.000.68
205467,365,060645,0040.970.68
205567,992,202627,1420.930.68
205668,601,074608,8720.900.69
205769,191,264590,1900.860.69
205869,762,274571,0100.830.69
205970,313,576551,3020.790.70
206070,844,694531,1180.760.70
206171,355,256510,5620.720.70
206271,844,948489,6920.690.70
206372,313,406468,4580.650.71
206472,760,289446,8830.620.71
206573,185,295425,0060.580.71
206673,588,198402,9030.550.71
206773,968,841380,6430.520.71
206874,327,017358,1760.480.71
206974,662,572335,5550.450.72
207074,975,407312,8350.420.72
207175,265,442290,0350.390.72
207275,532,715267,2730.360.72
207375,777,329244,6140.320.72
207475,999,482222,1530.290.72
207576,199,346199,8640.260.72
207676,377,118177,7720.230.72
207776,532,931155,8130.200.72
207876,666,939134,0080.180.72
207976,779,299112,3600.150.72
208076,870,22590,9260.120.72
208176,940,01169,7860.090.72
208276,989,04649,0350.060.72
208377,017,75828,7120.040.72
208477,026,6618,9030.010.72
208577,016,257-10,404-0.010.72
208676,987,007-29,250-0.040.72
208776,939,410-47,597-0.060.71
208876,874,093-65,317-0.080.71
208976,791,720-82,373-0.110.71
209076,692,974-98,746-0.130.71
209176,578,450-114,524-0.150.71
209276,448,747-129,703-0.170.71
209376,304,424-144,323-0.190.70
209476,146,060-158,364-0.210.70
209575,974,256-171,804-0.230.70
209675,789,684-184,572-0.240.70
209775,593,009-196,675-0.260.70
209875,384,981-208,028-0.280.69
209975,166,352-218,629-0.290.69
210074,937,964-228,388-0.300.69

Afghanistan population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19507,752,118--0.31
19517,840,15688,0381.140.30
19527,935,99795,8411.220.30
19538,039,694103,6971.310.30
19548,151,317111,6231.390.30
19558,270,991119,6741.470.30
19568,398,875127,8841.550.30
19578,535,163136,2881.620.30
19588,680,101144,9381.700.30
19598,833,946153,8451.770.30
19608,996,973163,0271.850.30
19619,169,410172,4371.920.30
19629,351,441182,0311.990.30
19639,543,205191,7642.050.30
19649,744,781201,5762.110.30
19659,956,320211,5392.170.30
196610,174,836218,5162.190.30
196710,399,926225,0902.210.30
196810,637,063237,1372.280.30
196910,893,776256,7132.410.30
197011,173,642279,8662.570.30
197111,475,445301,8032.700.30
197211,791,215315,7702.750.31
197312,108,963317,7482.690.31
197412,412,950303,9872.510.31
197512,689,160276,2102.230.31
197612,943,093253,9332.000.31
197713,171,306228,2131.760.31
197813,341,198169,8921.290.31
197913,411,05669,8580.520.31
198013,356,511-54,545-0.410.30
198113,171,673-184,838-1.380.29
198212,882,528-289,145-2.200.28
198312,537,730-344,798-2.680.27
198412,204,292-333,438-2.660.26
198511,938,208-266,084-2.180.25
198611,736,179-202,029-1.690.24
198711,604,534-131,645-1.120.23
198811,618,00513,4710.120.23
198911,868,877250,8722.160.23
199012,412,308543,4314.580.23
199113,299,017886,7097.140.25
199214,485,5461,186,5298.920.26
199315,816,6031,331,0579.190.28
199417,075,7271,259,1247.960.30
199518,110,6571,034,9306.060.32
199618,853,437742,7804.100.32
199719,357,126503,6892.670.33
199819,737,765380,6391.970.33
199920,170,844433,0792.190.33
200020,779,953609,1093.020.34
200121,606,988827,0353.980.35
200222,600,770993,7824.600.36
200323,680,8711,080,1014.780.37
200424,726,6841,045,8134.420.38
200525,654,277927,5933.750.39
200626,433,049778,7723.040.40
200727,100,536667,4872.530.40
200827,722,276621,7402.290.41
200928,394,813672,5372.430.41
201029,185,507790,6942.780.42
201130,117,413931,9063.190.43
201231,161,3761,043,9633.470.44
201332,269,5891,108,2133.560.45
201433,370,7941,101,2053.410.46
201534,413,6031,042,8093.120.47
201635,383,032969,4292.820.47
201736,296,113913,0812.580.48
201837,171,921875,8082.410.49
201938,041,754869,8332.340.49