Iraq’s population exceeded 41 million in 2021

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The Iraqi Ministry of Planning said that the country’s population reached 41.19 million in 2021…reports Asian Lite News

The total population is made up of about 51 percent of men and about 49 percent of women, while 69.9 percent of the population is estimated to live in urban areas and 30.1 percent in rural areas, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying in a statement.

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The numbers were sourced from the calculations done by the ministry’s Central Statistical Organization in accordance with international statistical standards, the statement noted.

The Ministry announced last year that the country’s population had exceeded 40.15 million by the end of 2020, while the population in 2019 exceeded 39 million.