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West Bahr-al-Ghazal

Area of West Bahr-al-Ghazal 88,468.5 km²
Population 359,517
Male Population 190,434 (53%)
Female Population 169,083 (47%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +104.6%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +29.1%
Median Age 18.2 years old
Male Median Age 18.4 years old
Female Median Age 17.9 years old
Timezone East Africa Time

West Bahr-al-Ghazal Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 175,715 258,023 278,534 359,517
Population Density 1.99 / km² 2.92 / km² 3.15 / km² 4.06 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Western Bahr el Ghazal Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 29.1% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
West Bahr-al-Ghazal +104.6% +39.3% +29.1%
South Sudan +199.6% +115.1% +84.3%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

West Bahr-al-Ghazal Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 30,899 28,703 59,602
5-9 28,880 26,603 55,483
10-14 22,188 19,125 41,314
15-19 19,649 17,607 37,256
20-24 17,905 17,191 35,097
25-29 18,181 16,721 34,902
30-34 13,696 11,804 25,500
35-39 13,015 10,426 23,441
40-44 8,968 7,020 15,989
45-49 7,055 5,482 12,537
50-54 4,419 3,804 8,223
55-59 2,953 2,422 5,376
60-64 2,613 2,165 4,779
65-69 4 3 8
70-74 4 3 8
75-79 2 1 4
80-84 2 1 4
85 Plus 1 1 3
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

West Bahr-al-Ghazal Population Density

Population Density: 4.06 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
West Bahr-al-Ghazal 359,517 88,468.5 km² 4.06 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

West Bahr-al-Ghazal Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 56,903 n/a n/a
100 58,800 0.3% 189
200 60,760 0.3% 196
300 62,785 0.3% 202
400 64,878 0.3% 209
500 67,041 0.3% 216
600 69,275 0.3% 223
700 71,585 0.3% 231
800 73,971 0.3% 238
900 79,661 0.7% 569
1000 85,351 0.7% 569
1100 88,196 0.3% 284
1200 91,041 0.3% 284
1300 98,627 0.8% 758
1400 106,214 0.7% 758
1500 113,801 0.7% 758
1600 122,336 0.7% 853
1700 130,871 0.7% 853
1800 85,728 -4.1% -4,514
1900 68,754 -2.2% -1,697
1910 69,339 0.9% 585
1920 70,783 2.1% 1,444
1930 73,604 4% 2,821
1940 79,228 7.6% 5,624
1950 94,582 19.4% 15,354
1960 118,972 25.8% 24,390
1970 149,281 25.5% 30,309
1990 258,023 31.5% 54,371
2000 278,534 7.9% 20,511
2020 398,310 19.6% 59,888
2030 473,271 18.8% 74,961
2040 544,067 15% 70,796
2050 599,633 10.2% 55,566
2060 640,806 6.9% 41,173
2070 668,614 4.3% 27,808
2080 681,063 1.9% 12,449
2090 680,443 -0.1% -620
2100 668,267 -1.8% -12,176
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

West Bahr-al-Ghazal CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
West Bahr-al-Ghazal 940.1 t 0.003 t 0.01 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

Western Bahr el Ghazal Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1961 to 1988)

Average Temp
29.3°C
84.7°F
Average High
35.4°C
95.7°F
Average Low
23.2°C
73.8°F
   Record High Temperature
41.5°C
106.7°F
   Record Low Temperature
19.7°C
67.5°F
   Average Precipitation
113.6 mm
4.5 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
10.9 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, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Medium (2.7)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

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Place Area Population Population Density
Central Equatoria 43,656.4 km² 1.5 million 34.5 / km²
Eastern Equatoria 69,884.7 km² 3.0 million 42.2 / km²
Jonglei 122,321.2 km² 1.7 million 14.0 / km²
Lakes 42,971.6 km² 799,200 18.6 / km²
Northern Bahr al Ghazal 31,971.3 km² 900,744 28.2 / km²
Unity 36,356.5 km² 820,186 22.6 / km²
Upper Nile 77,111.2 km² 1.5 million 19.0 / km²
Warrap 36,726.4 km² 960,645 26.2 / km²
Western Equatoria 79,111.7 km² 832,733 10.5 / km²
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