Limpopo · Population

Question: What is the population of Limpopo? Answer: Limpopo (Northern Transvaal), South Africa (capital: Polokwane) - last known population is ≈ 5 726 800 (year 2015). This was 10.51% of total South Africa population. In this year, Limpopo population density was 45.5 p/kmĀ². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2015 (+1.46%/year), Limpopo population in 2023 would be: 6 429 332*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1996-2001] +1.77 %/year
[2001-2011] +0.79 %/year
[2011-2015] +1.46 %/year


GPS coordinates: -23.401295, 29.417932

Limpopo on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1996c, 2001c, 2011c, 2015e. 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
Statistics South Africa
Statistics by place / Local Municipality
Census 1996
Population 2015 mid yr. p.15 - province population
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by 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 Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).