Afghanistan's Total population(Comparison Chart)

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What does "Total population" mean?Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Afghanistan's Total population(2020)

Afghanistan's latest "Total population" is 38,928,341.(2020's Research)

Afghanistan's latest Total population(2020)
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The newest updated about survey by for 2020.
(Confirmed on July 22, 2021, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2020 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of Afghanistan's Total population(1960 - current year)

So how has the current "38,928,341" Total population in Afghanistan changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Total population" in Afghanistan from 1960 to 2020.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1960 to 2020 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the GDP.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Total population" with over 270 statistics for Afghanistan.

Changes in the global ranking of Afghanistan's "Total population" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of Afghanistan's "Total population".

The entire history of Afghanistan's world ranking from 1960 to 2020 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
Afghanistan is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where Afghanistan's "Total population" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the Afghanistan' Total population graph above.

Transition Chart Of Afghanistan's Total population(1960 - 2020)

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Total population

Also below is a list of "Afghanistan's Total population" from 1960 to 2020. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on Afghanistan's Total population(1960 to 2020) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Total population8,996,973.009,169,410.009,351,441.009,543,205.009,744,781.009,956,320.0010,174,836.0010,399,926.0010,637,063.0010,893,776.0011,173,642.0011,475,445.0011,791,215.0012,108,963.0012,412,950.0012,689,160.0012,943,093.0013,171,306.0013,341,198.0013,411,056.0013,356,511.0013,171,673.0012,882,528.0012,537,730.0012,204,292.0011,938,208.0011,736,179.0011,604,534.0011,618,005.0011,868,877.0012,412,308.0013,299,017.0014,485,546.0015,816,603.0017,075,727.0018,110,657.0018,853,437.0019,357,126.0019,737,765.0020,170,844.0020,779,953.0021,606,988.0022,600,770.0023,680,871.0024,726,684.0025,654,277.0026,433,049.0027,100,536.0027,722,276.0028,394,813.0029,185,507.0030,117,413.0031,161,376.0032,269,589.0033,370,794.0034,413,603.0035,383,128.0036,296,400.0037,172,386.0038,041,757.0038,928,341.00

Looking at the above graph of "Afghanistan's Total population", we can see that the data for 2020, the latest year available, is the highest.

In addition,it is 886584 more than the previous year, 2019, which means "Total population" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1960, the year with the lowest data "Total population", there is a 4.33-fold difference, showing how "Total population" has increased.

Also, if you are looking for the average life expectancy, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ Afghanistan's Average life expectancy

Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? Afghanistan vs USA )

How high or low is "Afghanistan's Total population"?

Comparing Total population in Afghanistan, Iraq and Canada

First, let's compare "Total population" in Iraq and Canada, which have the world's closest populations to Afghanistan.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Total population(Afghanistan vs Iraq vs Canada )

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A chart comparing Total population in Iraq and Canada, which have similar populations to Afghanistan.
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Looking at the table above comparing Total population, we see that

Afghanistan VS USA vs China vs Japan

Next, we will compare "Total population" in Afghanistan with that in USA and China and Japan.

Bar graph showing "Total population" in Afghanistan compared to USA and China and Japan

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A chart comparing "Total population" in USA and China and Japan and Afghanistan.
CountryTotal population
United States of America329,484,123

From the above bar graph, we can see that among Afghanistan, China and United States of America and Japan, Afghanistan has the lowest value

In particular, the data is 36 times lower than that of China, 8.5 times lower than that of United States of America.

Compare Afghanistan more with other countries

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Where does Afghanistan rank in the world in terms of the "Total population"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where Afghanistan ranks in the world's "Total population".

Afghanistan ranks 37th in the world in "Total population"

First, let's take a look at "Afghanistan's Total population" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Total population" ranking chart.

The world Total population ranking chart:Afghanistan ranks 37th
RankCountryTotal population
41Saudi Arabia34,813,867

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Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Total population", Afghanistan ranks 37th out of 214 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that Afghanistan is one of the top fifty countries in the world with a relatively high level of "Total population".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Total population" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 Countries by "Total population"

For more detailed ranking of the world's highest "Total population", please refer to the entire list here.
➡ Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

World Average vs Afghanistan vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Total population" with Afghanistan.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Total population(World Average vs Afghanistan vs Global Median)

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Chart comparing Total population in Afghanistan with the world median (6,724,998) and average (36,092,341)
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From the table here, we can see that "Afghanistan's Total population" is close to the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 6,724,998, we can see that Afghanistan's Total population "38928341" is higher (5.79 times) than the median.

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Title"Afghanistan's Total population"
Period1960 to 2020
LicenseCC BY 4.0 - ( 1 ) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. ( 2 ) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, ( 3 ) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, ( 4 ) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot ( various years ), ( 5 ) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and ( 6 ) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme. - "Population, total". Published online at

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Frequently Asked Questions about "Afghanistan's Total population"

What is the latest data on "Total population" in Afghanistan?The latest "Total population" in Afghanistan that we can find in 2021 is 38,928,341. This data is from the 2020 survey and is in unit of People. More details.
By what percentage did "Total population" in Afghanistan increase from the previous year?It has increased by 2.33% from the previous year (2019). And "Total population" in the previous year is 38,041,757.00 Show the trend graph from 1960 to 2020.
When was the last year that Afghanistan's "Total population" was at its highest?The year 2020 was the highest year. (38,928,341.00)
When was the last year that Afghanistan's "Total population" was at its lowest?The year 1960 was the lowest year. (8,996,973.00)
How many times higher is "Afghanistan's Total population" than in Japan?"Afghanistan's Total population" is 0.31 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is Afghanistan's ranking in the world for "Total population"?Afghanistan is ranked 37th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Total population".
Which countries have a similar "Total population" to Afghanistan?Iraq (40,222,503) and Canada (38,005,238) have very similar data.
How many times is "Total population" in Afghanistan compared to the world average?It is 1.08 times higher than the world average.Find out more.
Is Afghanistan's Total population higher than the world median? It is 5.79 times higher than the world median.