World Population Day 2019: A Glance at Nepal

Nepal’s population is currently in line with the global population growth rate standards that is 1.7 percent
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World Population Day 2019: A Glance at Nepal

The world observes World Population Day 2019 today!

According to the recently published UN report titled World Population Prospects 2019, Nepal’s population stands at 28.6 million in 2019.

Nepal’s population is currently in line with the global population growth rate standards that is 1.7 percent. However, this percentage is likely to go down in the years to come.

The recently-published UN-report and World Population Prospects attributes the country’s failing fertility rate for this decline.

World Bank Report Statistics on Nepal Population:

  • Kathmandu is the most-populated city in Nepal with a population of more than 3 million people
  • Nepal’s which is witnessing rapid urbanization is still a country of villages, where 80 percent of its population lives in rural areas
  • The average age of Nepal citizens is 21.6 years, where the median age for men is 20.7 years and women – 22.5 years
  • 4 percent of the country’s population is above 65 years
  • About 57.9 percent of the population is in the age group of 15-65 years, which is the most-engaged age group for economic activities
  • The total population of women in Nepal is higher than men
  • The total population of Nepal is expected to touch 33,167,612 by 2030
  • The next national census will take place in 2021

Nepal Population Forecast 2020-2050

Nepal Population Forecast 2020-2050


Nepal Population Growth 1950-2090

Nepal Population Growth 1950-2090

Source: World Population Prospects (2019 Revision)


Nepal Top 10 Cities by Population (2019)

  • Kathmandu – 1,442,271
  • Pokhara – 200,000
  • Patan – 183,310
  • Biratnagar – 182,324
  • Birganj – 133,238
  • Dharan – 108,600
  • Bharatpur – 107,157
  • Janakpur – 93,767
  • Dhangadhi – 92,294

Nepal Population Clock 2019

Nepal Population Clock 2019

Source: World Population Prospects (2019 Revision)

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