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Limpopo

Area of Limpopo 125,633.1 km²
Population 5.5 million
Male Population 2,585,007 (46.7%)
Female Population 2,951,449 (53.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +68.9%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +9.4%
Median Age 22.3 years old
Male Median Age 20.3 years old
Female Median Age 24.1 years old
Timezone South Africa Standard Time
Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo River, which forms the province's western and northern borders. Source: Wikipedia

Limpopo Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 3,277,090 4,390,948 5,059,986 5,536,473
Population Density 26.1 / km² 35.0 / km² 40.3 / km² 44.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Limpopo Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 9.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Limpopo +68.9% +26.1% +9.4%
South Africa +112.1% +48.2% +21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Limpopo Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 349,750 347,137 696,887
5-9 299,955 298,460 598,416
10-14 300,332 284,647 584,979
15-19 326,259 316,564 642,824
20-24 281,413 279,094 560,507
25-29 212,446 239,724 452,170
30-34 159,921 191,872 351,794
35-39 131,524 175,744 307,269
40-44 110,464 151,279 261,743
45-49 97,796 144,186 241,983
50-54 80,201 115,541 195,743
55-59 68,403 94,186 162,590
60-64 54,833 77,433 132,267
65-69 38,240 65,436 103,676
70-74 33,390 56,610 90,001
75-79 17,473 44,076 61,549
80-84 12,241 36,890 49,131
85 Plus 10,364 32,571 42,936
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Limpopo Population Density

Population Density: 44.1 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Limpopo 5.5 million 125,633.1 km² 44.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Limpopo Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1860 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 524,085 n/a n/a
1910 702,981 34.1% 178,896
1920 870,022 23.8% 167,041
1930 1,083,082 24.5% 213,060
1940 1,313,990 21.3% 230,908
1950 1,738,914 32.3% 424,924
1960 2,210,796 27.1% 471,882
1970 2,859,478 29.3% 648,682
1990 4,390,948 23.9% 765,735
2000 5,059,986 15.2% 669,038
2020 5,732,765 6.4% 336,389
2030 6,012,131 4.9% 279,366
2040 6,158,935 2.4% 146,804
2050 6,212,762 0.9% 53,827
2060 6,189,126 -0.4% -23,636
2070 6,066,277 -2% -122,849
2080 5,835,713 -3.8% -230,564
2090 5,558,566 -4.7% -277,147
2100 5,245,161 -5.6% -313,405
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Limpopo CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Limpopo 34,260,231 t 6.19 t 272.7 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Limpopo Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1903 to 2008)

Average Temp
15.8°C
60.4°F
Average High
23.4°C
74.1°F
Average Low
8.2°C
46.7°F
   Record High Temperature
36.4°C
97.5°F
   Record Low Temperature
0.0°C
32.0°F
   Average Precipitation
16.8 mm
0.7 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
1.9 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 08 May 2020 06:54:17 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Medium (3.6)
Flood High (7)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
Sources:
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4668B3D.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VX0DFT.

Other places in South Africa

Place Area Population Population Density
Eastern Cape 168,925.6 km² 6.6 million 39.1 / km²
Free State 129,834.8 km² 2.7 million 21.1 / km²
Gauteng 18,176.3 km² 13.5 million 743.6 / km²
Kwazulu-Natal 93,341.5 km² 10.5 million 112.0 / km²
Mpumalanga 76,495.3 km² 4.3 million 56.3 / km²
North West 104,850.8 km² 3.7 million 35.5 / km²
Northern Cape 372,834.1 km² 1.2 million 3.28 / km²
Western Cape 130,709.2 km² 6.4 million 48.8 / km²
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