List of Middle Eastern countries by population


The following is a list of countries in the Middle East sorted by population.

Table


RankCountry
(or dependent territory)
April 28, 2020
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(years)[4]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1 Egypt 101,995,70022.531.941,981,0003190,386,000June 6, 2021
2 Turkey84,339,06718.631.09909,4526483,614,362December 31, 2020
3 Iran83,805,67518.511.301,001,0005476,145,000June 6, 2021
4 Iraq40,063,4008.852.321,030,0002440,575,0002020
5 Saudi Arabia34,719,0007.671.59751,0002934,719,418April 28, 2020
6 Yemen29,710,3006.562.28766,0002429,719,300April 28, 2020
7 Syria17,425,6003.852.45557,0002921,377,000April 28, 2020
8 Jordan10,185,5002.251.00183,0002610,248,0692020

9 United Arab Emirates9,869,0002.181.3283,000769,154,000April 28, 2020
10 Israel8,639,8001.911.60162,000379,100,000April 28, 2020
10 Lebanon6,830,6001.51-0.4475,000396,830,600April 28, 2020
11 Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)5,148,2491.142.41%244,816,5032020
12 Oman5,081,6001.122.65204,000144,638,800June 6, 2021
13 Kuwait4,259,5000.941.51121,000234,259,500April 28, 2020
14 Qatar2,113,0000.474.2987,000162,412,483October 31, 2015Monthly official estimate
15 Bahrain1,690,9000.373.68122,000101,701,000April 28, 2020
Total452,748,183100.002.018,284,00035411,788,402

See also


References


  1. Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the exponential formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. It corresponds to the following formula: projection2020/projection2019x100-100.
  3. It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  4. It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+9).