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Somalia Population 2023

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the population of  Somalia in 2023 is 18,143,378 (1.8 Crore)

Estimated Population of Somalia in 2023  – 18 million

 Somalia2023 Population
Total Population18,143,378
Global Rank69
Land Area 627,337 sq. km (242,216 sq. mi)
Area Rank43
Pop. Density25 people/sq. km
Capital CityMogadishu

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Somalia Demographics
Fertility Rate* 6.12
Infant mortality rate ** 62.8
Median Age  16.7 years
Life Expectancy 58.34 years
Urban Population 46.8%

*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 Somalia

The majority religion in Somalia is Islam 99% of the Somali population is Muslim. As per Pew Research Center, 77% of the population adheres to Sunnism, 8% is non-denominational Muslim, 2% is Shia, thirteen percent refuse to answer, and a further report inclusive of the Somali Region stipulates 2% adherence to a minority sect (e.g. Ibadism, Quranism, etc.).

Others include tiny minorities of Christians and traditional African religions.

Religions percentage in Somalia

  • Islam – 99%
  • Others – 1 %

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Top Cities in Somalia by Population

#CityRegionPopulation
1MogadishuBanaadir2,120,000
2HargeisaWoqooyi Galbeed1,200,000
3BosasoBari700,000
4GalkayoMudug545,000
5BoramaAwdal415,616
6BuraoTogdheer300,400
7MercaLower Shebelle230,100
8JamameLower Juba224,700
9KismayoLower Juba183,300
10BaidoaBay157,500
Population of Somalia 2024 | Religion in Somalia