Gabon - Population density

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in Gabon was 8.22 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 57 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 8.22 in 2018 and a minimum value of 1.96 in 1961.

Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

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Year Value
1961 1.96
1962 1.98
1963 2.01
1964 2.04
1965 2.07
1966 2.11
1967 2.15
1968 2.20
1969 2.24
1970 2.29
1971 2.33
1972 2.37
1973 2.42
1974 2.46
1975 2.51
1976 2.57
1977 2.62
1978 2.69
1979 2.75
1980 2.82
1981 2.89
1982 2.96
1983 3.04
1984 3.12
1985 3.21
1986 3.30
1987 3.39
1988 3.49
1989 3.58
1990 3.68
1991 3.79
1992 3.89
1993 4.00
1994 4.10
1995 4.21
1996 4.32
1997 4.43
1998 4.54
1999 4.65
2000 4.77
2001 4.88
2002 5.00
2003 5.12
2004 5.25
2005 5.40
2006 5.55
2007 5.71
2008 5.89
2009 6.09
2010 6.30
2011 6.54
2012 6.79
2013 7.05
2014 7.31
2015 7.56
2016 7.79
2017 8.01
2018 8.22

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization