Population of Ethiopia 2021

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Population of Ethiopia 2021

Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. Its the 12th-most populous country in the world and the 2nd-most populous in Africa. As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Ethiopia in 2020 is 114,963,583 (115 million)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Ethiopia Population 2021

Ethiopia has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 2.57%. Its estimated population in 2021 mid year is 117,876,226 (118 million)* equivalent to 1.47% of the total world population. The total Land Area of Ethiopia  is 1,000,000 sq. km (390,000 sq. mi)  & the Population Density of Ethiopia  is 115 per Km2 (295 people per mi2).

Population of  Ethiopia  in 2021 –  118 million (Approx)
Ethiopia2020 Population
Total Population114,963,583 (115 million)
Global Rank12th
Share of World Pop.1.47%
Land Area 1,000,000 sq. km (390,000 sq. mi)
Area Rank26th
Pop. Density115 person/sq.km
Capital CityAddis Ababa
Ethiopia Demographics
Fertility Rate*4.30
Infant mortality rate**29.5
Median Age 19.5 years
Life Expectancy 67.81 years
Urban Population21.3%

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 Ethiopia
  • Christianity – 62.8% 
    —43.5% Ethiopian Orthodoxy
    —18.6% P’ent’ay
    —0.7% Catholicism
  • Islam – 33.9%
  • 2.6% Traditional faiths
    0.7% Others / None

Source: Wikepedia

Top Cities in Ethiopia by Population

#CityRegionPopulation
1Addis AbabaOromia3,352,000
2MekelleTigray441,991
3GondarAmhara500,788
4AdamaOromia338,940
5AwassaSidama318,618
6Bahir DarAmhara797,794
7Dire DawaOromia285,000
8SodoSNNPR253,322
9DessieAmhara610,431
10JimmaOromia186,148
11JijigaSomali164,321
12ShashamaneOromia154,587
13BishoftuOromia153,847
14Arba MinchSNNPR151,013
15HosaenaSNNPR141,352
16HararHarar133,000
17DillaSNNPR119,276
18NekemteOromia115,741
19Debre BirhanAmhara157,827
20AsellaOromia103,522
21Debre Mark’osAmhara153,263
22KombolchaAmhara196,968

Source: Central Statistics Agency