List of Middle East countries by population

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This is a list of Middle Eastern countries and territories by population, which is sorted by the mid-year normalized demographic projections.

Table[edit]

RankCountry
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2013
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
DateSource
1 Egypt84,605,0007.692.291,893,0003186,345,500April 25, 2014Official population clock
2 Iraq35,404,0008.983.061,051,0002333,330,0002011Official estimate
3 Saudi Arabia30,193,0007.663.41997,0002129,195,8952012Official estimate
4 Yemen25,252,0006.402.96725,0002424,527,0002012Official estimate
5 Syria21,898,0005.622.45531,0002921,377,000December 31, 2011UN estimate
6 United Arab Emirates8,659,0002.201.56133,000458,264,0702010Official estimate
7 Israel8,047,0002.041.83145,000388,177,920April 25, 2014Official population clock
8 Jordan6,517,0001.652.84180,000256,572,200April 25, 2014Official population clock
9 Palestine4,421,0001.122.91125,000244,420,5492013Official estimate
10 Lebanon4,127,0001.051.5864,000443,759,1002007Official estimate
11 Oman3,942,0001.008.80319,00083,831,553February 28, 2013Monthly official estimate
12 Kuwait3,852,0000.982.94110,000243,582,054December 31, 2010Official estimate
13 Qatar1,917,0000.493.8571,000181,916,426June 30, 2013Monthly official estimate
14 Bahrain1,546,0000.397.36106,000101,234,571April 27, 2010Final 2010 census result
15 Iran76,917,000
Total396,657,000100.002.168,350,00032

Notes[edit]

  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: projection2013/projection2012x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2013*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+1).

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