Mauritania Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Mauritania urban population for 2021 was 2,680,412, a 4.19% increase from 2020.
  • Mauritania urban population for 2020 was 2,572,517, a 4.28% increase from 2019.
  • Mauritania urban population for 2019 was 2,466,822, a 4.38% increase from 2018.
  • Mauritania urban population for 2018 was 2,363,346, a 4.47% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Mauritania 2,680,412
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Mauritania Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 2,680,412 56.13 4.11%
2020 2,572,517 55.33 4.20%
2019 2,466,822 54.51 4.29%
2018 2,363,346 53.67 4.37%
2017 2,262,231 52.82 4.46%
2016 2,163,454 51.96 4.55%
2015 2,067,216 51.09 4.64%
2014 1,973,427 50.20 4.73%
2013 1,882,255 49.31 4.80%
2012 1,793,973 48.40 4.85%
2011 1,709,105 47.49 4.87%
2010 1,627,878 46.59 4.88%
2009 1,550,312 45.69 4.89%
2008 1,476,319 44.79 4.91%
2007 1,405,583 43.89 4.92%
2006 1,338,058 43.00 4.94%
2005 1,273,520 42.11 4.97%
2004 1,211,822 41.23 4.99%
2003 1,152,889 40.35 4.99%
2002 1,096,793 39.48 4.98%
2001 1,043,561 38.62 4.08%
2000 1,001,876 38.09 2.32%
1999 978,884 38.21 2.26%
1998 956,975 38.34 2.22%
1997 935,926 38.46 2.21%
1996 915,512 38.58 2.21%
1995 895,490 38.71 2.22%
1994 875,796 38.83 2.24%
1993 856,375 38.95 2.26%
1992 837,239 39.08 2.27%
1991 818,441 39.20 2.28%
1990 799,966 39.32 2.30%
1989 781,801 39.45 2.32%
1988 763,870 39.57 5.91%
1987 720,041 38.31 7.16%
1986 670,284 36.63 7.33%
1985 622,905 34.99 7.50%
1984 577,910 33.39 7.68%
1983 535,201 31.82 7.83%
1982 494,916 30.30 7.96%
1981 457,069 28.81 8.06%
1980 421,690 27.37 8.16%
1979 388,631 25.98 8.26%
1978 357,837 24.63 8.35%
1977 329,176 23.33 8.92%
1976 301,083 21.97 9.54%
1975 273,690 20.57 9.65%
1974 248,515 19.24 9.77%
1973 225,384 17.97 9.87%
1972 204,202 16.77 10.00%
1971 184,764 15.64 10.10%
1970 167,016 14.56 10.20%
1969 150,822 13.55 10.28%
1968 136,092 12.61 10.39%
1967 122,665 11.71 10.45%
1966 110,490 10.87 10.50%
1965 99,478 10.09 10.54%
1964 89,527 9.36 10.59%
1963 80,531 8.67 10.62%
1962 72,415 8.03 10.65%
1961 65,100 7.44 10.68%
1960 58,506 6.88 %