Kabul · Population

Question: What is the population of Kabul? Answer: Kabul (کابل), Afghanistan (Administrative unit: Kabul) - last known population is ≈ 3 961 500 (year 2018). This was 11.339% of total Afghanistan population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2006-2018 (+3.79%/year), Kabul population in 2021 would be: 4 428 663*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1979-2006] +3.86 %/year
[2006-2018] +3.79 %/year


GPS coordinates: 34.555, 69.207

Local time in Kabul: 21:57 Saturday GMT+4:30.

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Kabul on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1979c, 2006e, 2018e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Central Statistics Organization, Afghanistan en.
State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-I English)
• Länderberichte - Statistisches Bundesamt (y.1982)
• The international atlas (1999) y. 1979c.
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).