Population of Mauritania

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date03 Mar 2024

The current population of Mauritania is 4,966,864 as of April 18, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Mauritania is projected at 4,993,922 or 4.99 million as of July 1, 2024. The total population in Mauritania is projected at 4,862,989 or 4.86 million people for the year 2023.

Mauritania ranks number 126th in the world by population in the list of 237 countries/territories. Mauritania is ranked 39th among 58 countries/territories in Africa.

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  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Mauritania population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
20224,673,6744,736,139124,9302.6380.06
20234,798,6044,862,989128,7692.6480.06
20244,927,3734,993,922133,0972.6650.06
20255,060,4705,128,141135,3432.6390.06
20265,195,8135,264,526137,4262.6110.06
20275,333,2395,403,200139,9222.5900.06
20285,473,1615,543,997141,6712.5560.07
20295,614,8325,686,445143,2272.5190.07
20305,758,0595,830,563145,0072.4870.07
20315,903,0665,976,298146,4652.4510.07
20326,049,5316,123,818148,5732.4260.07
20336,198,1046,273,096149,9832.3910.07
20346,348,0876,424,061151,9492.3650.07
20356,500,0366,576,462152,8532.3240.07
20366,652,8896,729,985154,1922.2910.08
20376,807,0816,884,282154,4022.2430.08
20386,961,4837,038,820154,6752.1980.08
20397,116,1587,193,387154,4582.1470.08
20407,270,6167,348,229155,2262.1130.08
20417,425,8427,503,613155,5412.0730.08
20427,581,3837,659,504156,2422.0400.08
20437,737,6257,816,017156,7842.0060.08
20447,894,4097,972,905156,9921.9690.08
20458,051,4018,129,917157,0331.9320.09
20468,208,4348,286,960157,0521.8950.09
20478,365,4868,443,897156,8221.8570.09
20488,522,3088,600,535156,4551.8190.09
20498,678,7638,757,322157,1181.7940.09
20508,835,8818,914,673157,5841.7680.09
20518,993,4659,072,492158,0531.7420.09
20529,151,5189,230,222157,4091.7050.09
20539,308,9279,387,846157,8381.6810.10
20549,466,7659,545,347157,1641.6470.10
20559,623,9299,702,915157,9731.6280.10
20569,781,9029,860,747157,6911.5990.10
20579,939,59310,017,985156,7841.5650.10
205810,096,37710,174,508156,2621.5360.10
205910,252,63910,330,006154,7341.4980.10
206010,407,37310,484,816154,8861.4770.10
206110,562,25910,639,439154,3591.4510.11
206210,716,61810,793,660154,0841.4280.11
206310,870,70210,947,287153,1701.3990.11
206411,023,87211,099,844151,9441.3690.11
206511,175,81611,251,081150,5291.3380.11
206611,326,34511,401,067149,4451.3110.11
206711,475,79011,549,832148,0831.2820.11
206811,623,87311,697,076146,4061.2520.11
206911,770,27911,842,835145,1131.2250.12
207011,915,39211,987,316143,8481.2000.12
207112,059,24012,130,474142,4681.1740.12
207212,201,70812,271,881140,3461.1440.12
207312,342,05412,411,651139,1941.1210.12
207412,481,24812,549,855137,2141.0930.12
207512,618,46212,686,942136,9601.0800.12
207612,755,42212,822,584134,3241.0480.12
207712,889,74612,955,752132,0121.0190.12
207813,021,75813,086,872130,2280.9950.13
207913,151,98613,215,757127,5430.9650.13
208013,279,52913,342,329125,6000.9410.13
208113,405,12913,467,969125,6810.9330.13
208213,530,81013,592,459123,2970.9070.13
208313,654,10713,714,131120,0490.8750.13
208413,774,15613,833,502118,6920.8580.13
208513,892,84813,951,133116,5710.8360.13
208614,009,41914,066,715114,5920.8150.13
208714,124,01114,179,985111,9480.7890.14
208814,235,95914,290,560109,2020.7640.14
208914,345,16114,398,970107,6180.7470.14
209014,452,77914,505,347105,1370.7250.14
209114,557,91614,609,665103,4980.7080.14
209214,661,41414,711,36399,8990.6790.14
209314,761,31314,810,65298,6780.6660.14
209414,859,99114,908,32696,6690.6480.14
209514,956,66015,003,59493,8670.6260.14
209615,050,52715,096,76692,4780.6130.15
209715,143,00515,187,91889,8260.5910.15
209815,232,83115,277,06788,4730.5790.15
209915,321,30415,364,74286,8760.5650.15
210015,408,18015,450,98585,6090.5540.15

Mauritania population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
1950651,343658,55514,4242.1900.03
1951665,767673,32215,1092.2440.03
1952680,876688,70215,6512.2730.03
1953696,527704,64316,2312.3040.03
1954712,758721,22716,9382.3490.03
1955729,696738,57717,7622.4050.03
1956747,458756,72718,5392.4500.03
1957765,997775,69819,4022.5010.03
1958785,399795,59320,3882.5630.03
1959805,787816,48421,3942.6200.03
1960827,181838,47822,5942.6950.03
1961849,775861,66323,7762.7590.03
1962873,551885,93824,7732.7960.03
1963898,324911,29025,9332.8460.03
1964924,257937,83027,1452.8950.03
1965951,402965,62128,4392.9450.03
1966979,841994,69729,7132.9870.03
19671,009,5541,024,99230,8753.0120.03
19681,040,4291,056,39331,9283.0230.03
19691,072,3571,088,83232,9503.0260.03
19701,105,3071,122,19833,7823.0110.03
19711,139,0891,156,36134,5432.9870.03
19721,173,6321,191,37635,4882.9790.03
19731,209,1201,227,35836,4762.9720.03
19741,245,5961,264,35237,5122.9670.03
19751,283,1081,302,43638,6562.9680.03
19761,321,7641,341,60439,6802.9580.03
19771,361,4441,381,32939,7692.8790.03
19781,401,2131,421,78641,1462.8940.03
19791,442,3591,463,51442,3112.8910.03
19801,484,6701,506,69444,0472.9240.03
19811,528,7171,551,68745,9402.9610.03
19821,574,6571,598,33247,3512.9630.03
19831,622,0081,646,34348,6712.9570.04
19841,670,6791,695,67549,9912.9480.04
19851,720,6701,746,26551,1902.9320.04
19861,771,8601,798,00952,2992.9090.04
19871,824,1591,851,09253,8672.9100.04
19881,878,0261,905,84755,6412.9200.04
19891,933,6671,955,04042,7462.1870.04
19901,976,4132,006,02759,2282.9530.04
19912,035,6412,066,30261,3232.9680.04
19922,096,9642,147,527101,1264.7100.04
19932,198,0902,237,06477,9493.4850.04
19942,276,0392,315,19178,3053.3830.04
19952,354,3442,380,34151,9952.1840.04
19962,406,3392,428,81644,9551.8510.04
19972,451,2942,484,27865,9682.6560.04
19982,517,2622,550,50166,4792.6070.04
19992,583,7412,620,61173,7412.8140.04
20002,657,4822,695,00375,0432.7850.04
20012,732,5252,761,82358,5952.1220.04
20022,791,1202,821,70361,1662.1680.04
20032,852,2862,883,32662,0802.1530.05
20042,914,3662,946,57564,4192.1860.05
20052,978,7853,012,36067,1512.2290.05
20063,045,9363,081,22970,5872.2910.05
20073,116,5233,153,50873,9702.3460.05
20083,190,4933,233,33685,6872.6500.05
20093,276,1803,322,61692,8722.7950.05
20103,369,0523,419,461100,8172.9490.05
20113,469,8693,524,249108,7603.0860.05
20123,578,6293,636,113114,9693.1620.05
20133,693,5983,742,95998,7222.6380.05
20143,792,3203,843,174101,7082.6470.05
20153,894,0283,946,220104,3832.6450.05
20163,998,4114,051,890106,9592.6400.05
20174,105,3704,160,015109,2892.6270.05
20184,214,6594,270,712112,1052.6250.06
20194,326,7644,383,849114,1692.6040.06
20204,440,9334,498,604115,3412.5640.06
20214,556,2744,614,974117,4002.5440.06