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Zambia - Total population

16,853,688 (persons) in 2017

In 2017, population for Zambia was 16.9 million persons. Between 1968 and 2017, population of Zambia grew substantially from 3.92 million to 16.9 million persons rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.48 % in 1981 and then decreased to 3.00 % in 2017.

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What is population?

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

What is Zambia population?

Date Value Change, %
2017 16,853,688 3.00 %
2016 16,363,507 3.05 %
2015 15,879,361 3.11 %
2014 15,399,753 3.17 %
2013 14,926,504 3.19 %
2012 14,465,121 3.15 %
2011 14,023,193 3.07 %
2010 13,605,984 2.96 %
2009 13,215,139 2.85 %
2008 12,848,530 2.76 %
2007 12,502,958 2.71 %
2006 12,173,514

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