Afghanistan Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Afghanistan population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Afghanistan in 2022 is 63.00 people per square kilometer, a 2.57% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2021 was 61.42 people per square kilometer, a 2.89% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2020 was 59.69 people per square kilometer, a 3.18% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2019 was 57.85 people per square kilometer, a 2.95% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Rwanda 523.03
Burundi 463.15
Comoros 449.64
Haiti 417.48
Gambia 239.47
North Korea 216.27
Nepal 207.55
Uganda 195.61
Malawi 172.23
Togo 155.81
Sierra Leone 119.03
Benin 116.35
Ethiopia 108.58
Senegal 88.03
Burkina Faso 82.68
Tajikistan 70.40
Tanzania 69.14
Yemen 63.82
Afghanistan 63.00
Guinea-Bissau 58.28
Guinea 56.37
Madagascar 50.42
Liberia 47.61
Democratic Republic of Congo 42.22
Zimbabwe 41.77
Mozambique 41.24
Eritrea 31.33
Somalia 27.60
Niger 20.69
Mali 18.22
South Sudan 17.22
Chad 13.80
Central African Republic 8.96
Afghanistan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 63.00 2.57%
2021 61.42 2.89%
2020 59.69 3.18%
2019 57.85 2.95%
2018 56.19 2.93%
2017 54.60 2.91%
2016 53.05 2.62%
2015 51.70 3.17%
2014 50.11 3.73%
2013 48.31 3.53%
2012 46.67 4.16%
2011 44.80 3.76%
2010 43.18 2.94%
2009 41.95 3.63%
2008 40.48 2.02%
2007 39.68 1.81%
2006 38.97 4.23%
2005 37.39 3.64%
2004 36.08 4.01%
2003 34.69 7.83%
2002 32.17 6.66%
2001 30.16 0.75%
2000 29.93 1.45%
1999 29.51 4.16%
1998 28.33 3.96%
1997 27.25 3.99%
1996 26.20 4.19%
1995 25.15 6.23%
1994 23.67 10.37%
1993 21.45 16.14%
1992 18.47 12.21%
1991 16.46 0.47%
1990 16.38 0.20%
1989 16.35 2.79%
1988 15.90 0.59%
1987 15.81 -1.20%
1986 16.00 -0.61%
1985 16.10 2.62%
1984 15.69 2.94%
1983 15.24 -1.36%
1982 15.45 -9.56%
1981 17.09 -10.66%
1980 19.13 -3.85%
1979 19.89 0.37%
1978 19.82 1.98%
1977 19.43 2.11%
1976 19.03 2.20%
1975 18.62 2.42%
1974 18.18 2.54%
1973 17.73 2.56%
1972 17.29 2.46%
1971 16.87 2.44%
1970 16.47 2.46%
1969 16.07 2.41%
1968 15.70 2.38%
1967 15.33 2.32%
1966 14.99 2.28%
1965 14.65 2.24%
1964 14.33 2.16%
1963 14.03 2.10%
1962 13.74 2.04%
1961 13.46 1.94%
1960 13.21 1.82%
1959 12.97 1.61%
1958 12.77 1.51%
1957 12.58 1.51%
1956 12.39 1.45%
1955 12.21 1.37%
1954 12.05 1.28%
1953 11.89 1.27%
1952 11.74 1.27%
1951 11.60 1.22%
1950 11.46 0.00%