Angola: Population expected to total 44.6 million in 2050

18 November 2008

Lisbon, Portugal, 18 Nov – The Angolan population is expected to grow from 17.5 million to 44.6 million by 2050, according to a study fro the United Nations Population Fund presented this week in Lisbon.

The study showed that the seven States of the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP), would all see a rise in population by 2050, with the exception of Portugal, which would see its population fall.

For Portugal the UN fund estimates that the population could fall from 10.7 million to 10 million in the period.

Guinea Bissau is expected to see population growth, from 1.7 million to 5.3 million and East Timor from 1.2 million to 3.5 million inhabitants.

In 2050, according to the study, Mozambique will have 39.1 million inhabitants, as compared to 21.8 million currently, and Cape Verde will have 1 million inhabitants, almost twice the current 540,000.

Brazil, the most populous country in the CPLP, will see its population rise from 194.2 million currently, to 254.1 million.

The UN report, which gives a Picture of the world population, does not provide figures for Sao Tome and Principe, whose current population is estimated at around 206,000 people.

For 2008, the study points to mainly urban populations in Angola (57 percent), Cape Verde (60 percent), Portugal (59 percent) and Brazil (86 percent).

In total, the CPLP is expected to have a further 110 million inhabitants in 2050 than it currently has, taking its total population to 357 million. (macauhub)