Population of Afghanistan 2022

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Population of Afghanistan 2022

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a  landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan has the Highest Fertility rate (4.6) & population growth rate in Asia. As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Afghanistan in 2021 is 39,600,341 (39.6 millions or 3.96 Crores)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Afghanistan Population 2022

Afghanistan has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 2.33%. Its estimated population in 2022 is  40,754,385 (40.1 million)* equivalent to 0.5% of the total world population. The total Land Area of Afghanistan is 652,230 sq. km (251,830 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Afghanistan is 60 per Km2 (155 people per mi2)

Population of  Afghanistan in 2022 –  40.1 million or 4.1 Crore (Approx)
 Afghanistan 2022 Population
Total Population40,754,385 (40.1 million or 4.1 Crore)
Global Rank37
Share of World Pop.0.5%
Land Area 652,230 sq.km (251,830 sq. mi)
Area Rank40
Pop. Density60 person/sq. km
Capital CityKabul
Afghanistan Demographics
Fertility Rate*4.56
Infant mortality rate**44.6
Median Age 18.4 years
Life Expectancy65.98 years
Urban Population25.4%

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Afghanistan

Religion in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is an Islamic republic &  80 – 85% of the population follow Sunni Islam. Shia Muslims make between 10 – 17% of the population &  0.3% follow other minority religions.

  • Sunni Islam: 84.7%
  • Shia Islam: 15%
  • others – 0.3%

Source: Wikipedia

Minority Religion in Afghanistan

According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, 2,000 Afghans identified as Zoroastrians in 1970.

Sikhism in Afghanistan
There are about 1,300 Afghan Sikhs in Kabul, Jalalabad, and Ghazni.

Hinduism in Afghanistan

Historically, the Southern and eastern parts of Afghanistan had long periods of Hindu-Buddhist predominance. There are a little over 600 Hindus living in different cities but mostly in Kabul, Jalalabad, and Ghazni.

Baháʼí Faith
As of 2010, there were approximately 16,500 Baháʼís in Afghanistan.

Some unconfirmed reports state that there are 1,000 to 18,000 Afghan Christians practicing their faith secretly in the country.

Top Cities in Afghanistan by Population

1KabulKabul Province42,73,200
2KandaharKandahar Province6,14,300
3HeratHerat Province5,56,200
4Mazar-i-SharifBalkh Province4,69,200
5JalalabadNangarhar Province3,56,500
6KunduzKunduz Province2,63,200
7TaloqanTakhar Province2,53,700
8Puli KhumriBaghlan Province2,37,900
9GhazniGhazni Province1,83,000
10KhostKhost Province1,53,300