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)
|Total Population||40,754,385 (40.1 million or 4.1 Crore)|
|Share of World Pop.||0.5%|
|Land Area||652,230 sq.km (251,830 sq. mi)|
|Pop. Density||60 person/sq. km|
|Infant mortality rate**||44.6|
|Median Age||18.4 years|
|Life Expectancy||65.98 years|
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%
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.
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
|8||Puli Khumri||Baghlan Province||2,37,900|