Nepal Population (LIVE)

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Nepal Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nepal is 29,127,382 as of Saturday, April 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nepal population is equivalent to 0.39% of the total world population.
  • Nepal ranks number 47 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nepal is 204 per Km2 (527 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 143,322 Km2 (55,337 sq. miles)
  • 19.3 % of the population is urban (5,634,780 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Nepal is 23.4 years.

Population of Nepal (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNepal
Global Rank
2017 29,187,037 1.17 % 336,320 -65,024 23.4 2.27 204 19.3 % 5,634,780 0.39 % 7,515,284,153 47
2016 28,850,717 1.18 % 337,017 -65,024 23.4 2.27 201 18.9 % 5,462,512 0.39 % 7,432,663,275 46
2015 28,513,700 1.19 % 327,558 -74,500 23 2.32 199 18.6 % 5,294,339 0.39 % 7,349,472,099 46
2010 26,875,910 1.05 % 273,813 -204,800 21 2.96 188 16.8 % 4,516,065 0.39 % 6,929,725,043 46
2005 25,506,847 1.45 % 353,340 -184,600 20 3.64 178 15.1 % 3,839,979 0.39 % 6,519,635,850 44
2000 23,740,145 2.11 % 469,848 -92,900 19 4.41 166 13.1 % 3,113,842 0.39 % 6,126,622,121 42
1995 21,390,905 2.68 % 529,843 15,200 19 4.97 149 10.5 % 2,243,061 0.37 % 5,735,123,084 43
1990 18,741,688 2.32 % 405,471 -43,300 19 5.33 131 8.6 % 1,603,630 0.35 % 5,309,667,699 44
1985 16,714,335 2.34 % 364,851 -20,200 19 5.62 117 7.1 % 1,192,345 0.34 % 4,852,540,569 44
1980 14,890,080 2.26 % 315,319 -8,200 19 5.8 104 5.9 % 876,189 0.34 % 4,439,632,465 45
1975 13,313,487 2.12 % 265,303 -1,200 19 5.87 93 4.7 % 621,726 0.33 % 4,061,399,228 47
1970 11,986,974 1.91 % 216,394 -4,200 19 5.96 84 3.8 % 457,288 0.33 % 3,682,487,691 44
1965 10,905,006 1.63 % 169,612 -8,100 20 5.96 65 3.6 % 390,335 0.33 % 3,322,495,121 40
1960 10,056,945 1.6 % 153,354 -16,000 20 5.96 70 3.3 % 332,199 0.33 % 3,018,343,828 42
1955 9,290,174 1.83 % 161,371 -8,100 20 5.96 65 2.9 % 268,676 0.34 % 2,758,314,525 40
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Nepal Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNepal
Global Rank
2020 30,184,365 1.15 % 334,133 -65,000 25 2.09 211 20.5 % 6,176,685 0.39 % 7,758,156,792 48
2025 31,754,191 1.02 % 313,965 -65,100 27 1.95 222 22.6 % 7,162,029 0.39 % 8,141,661,007 50
2030 33,104,257 0.84 % 270,013 -65,100 29 1.85 231 24.9 % 8,234,717 0.39 % 8,500,766,052 52
2035 34,187,286 0.65 % 216,606 -61,100 32 1.77 239 27.4 % 9,368,585 0.39 % 8,838,907,877 54
2040 35,026,889 0.49 % 167,921 -61,100 34 1.73 244 30.1 % 10,546,521 0.38 % 9,157,233,976 55
2045 35,688,177 0.37 % 132,258 -61,100 37 1.7 249 32.9 % 11,755,353 0.38 % 9,453,891,780 57
2050 36,159,454 0.26 % 94,255 -61,100 39 1.69 252 35.9 % 12,978,514 0.37 % 9,725,147,994 57
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Nepal Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Nepal delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Nepal (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Nepal in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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