List of Middle East countries by population

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This is a list of Middle East countries by population, primarily based on estimates by the United Nations Population Division. The table is by default sorted by the UN column.

RankCountry
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2012
UN estimate
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%, UN)[1]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
(UN)[2]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years,
UN)[3]
Alternative
figure
DateSource
1 Egypt83,958,00021.851.721,445,0004179,602,000January 1, 2011Official estimate
2 Iran75,612,00019.681.09822,0006475,149,669October 24, 20112011 census
3 Turkey74,509,00019.391.18879,0005975,627,384December 31, 2012Official estimate
4 Iraq33,703,0008.773.181,071,0002233,330,0002011Official estimate
5 Saudi Arabia28,705,0007.472.21636,0003228,376,355July 1, 2011Official estimate
6 Yemen25,569,0006.653.10793,0002324,527,0002012Official estimate
7 Syria21,118,0005.501.70358,0004120,866,000December 31, 2010Official estimate
8 United Arab Emirates8,106,0002.112.72221,000268,264,0702010Official estimate
9 Israel7,695,0002.001.76135,000407,968,300November 30, 2012Monthly official estimate
10 Jordan6,457,0001.682.01130,000356,328,7162011Official estimate
11 Lebanon4,292,0001.120.7733,000903,759,1002007Official estimate
12 Palestinian territories[4]4,271,0001.112.87122,000254,293,3132012Official estimate
13 Oman2,904,0000.762.0459,000342,773,479December 12, 20102010 census
14 Kuwait2,892,0000.752.6376,000273,582,054December 31, 2010Official estimate
15 Qatar1,939,0000.503.6972,000191,757,540October 31, 2012Official estimate
16 Bahrain1,359,0000.352.6436,000271,234,571April 27, 20102010 census
17 Cyprus1,129,0000.291.0712,00065838,897October 1, 20112011 census
Total384,218,000100.001.796,900,00039

Notes and references

  1. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: UN_estimate2012/UN_estimate2011x100-100.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: UN_estimate2012xUN_annual_growth/100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(UN_growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(UN_growth/100+1).
  4. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor.

See also