# Python count List Items

Python count List function is used to count how many times an item is repeated in a given list and the syntax of it is

`list_name.count(list_item)`

This Python function counts the total number of times the item repeated in a given list. The below code counts 10 and 20 in an integer list.

```a = [10, 20, 30, 10, 40, 10, 50, 20]

print("Total Number of Times 10 has repeated = ", a.count(10))
print("Total Number of Times 20 has repeated = ", a.count(20))```
``````Total Number of Times 10 has repeated =  3
Total Number of Times 20 has repeated =  2``````

## Python count List Example

In this example, we declared a string list, and then we used the count function on it.

```Fruits = ['Apple', 'Orange', 'Banana', 'Apple', 'Grape', 'Banana', 'Apple']

print("Total Number of Times 'Apple' has repeated = ", Fruits.count('Apple'))
print("Total Number of Times 'Banana' has repeated = ", Fruits.count('Banana'))```
``````Total Number of Times 'Apple' has repeated =  3
Total Number of Times 'Banana' has repeated =  2``````

Let me use this Python count function on Mixed List.

```MxList = ['Apple', 10, 'Banana', 10, 'Apple', 'Grape', 10, 30, 10, 50, 'Apple']

print("Total Number of Times 'Apple' has repeated = ", MxList.count('Apple'))
print("Total Number of Times 10 has repeated = ", MxList.count(10))```
``````Total Number of Times 'Apple' has repeated =  3
Total Number of Times 10 has repeated =  4``````

TIP: Please refer to List and methods articles in Python.

This time, we used the count function on the Nested list (one inside the another).

```MxList = [[10, 20], [20, 30], [10, 20], [40, 50], [10, 80]]

print("Total Number of Times [10,20] has repeated = ", MxList.count([10,20]))```
``Total Number of Times [10,20] has repeated =  2``

In this example, we sued both the string and integer lists to count the number of times an item repeated.

```
Fruits = ['Apple', 'Orange', 'Banana', 'Kiwi', 'Apple', 'Kiwi']
numbers = [9, 4, -5, 0, 9, -1, 4, 9]

print("Original : ", Fruits)

#Count of List items
print('Number of Times Kiwi is repeated = ', Fruits.count('Kiwi'))
print('Number of Times Apple is repeated = ', Fruits.count('Apple'))
print('Number of Times Banana is repeated ', Fruits.count('Banana'))

print("\nOriginal number : ", numbers)
print('Number of Times 9 is repeated = ', numbers.count(9))
print('Number of Times 4 is repeated = ', numbers.count(4))
print('Number of Times 0 is repeated = ', numbers.count(0))```
``````Original :  ['Apple', 'Orange', 'Banana', 'Kiwi', 'Apple', 'Kiwi']
Number of Times Kiwi is repeated =  2
Number of Times Apple is repeated =  2
Number of Times Banana is repeated  1

Original number :  [9, 4, -5, 0, 9, -1, 4, 9]
Number of Times 9 is repeated =  3
Number of Times 4 is repeated =  2
Number of Times 0 is repeated =  1``````

### List count Function Example 2

This python program allows the user to enter the length and For Loop to append those numbers to the list. Then we used this method to count the item 10.

```intCountList = []

number = int(input("Please enter the Total Number of List Elements: "))
for i in range(1, number + 1):
value = int(input("Please enter the Value of %d Element : " %i))
intCountList.append(value)

item = int(input("Please enter the Item that you want to Count: "))
print("Total Number of Times has repeated = ", intCountList.count(item))```

### count function Example 3

This program allows users to enter their own string or words and then count the word

```strCountList = []

number = int(input("Please enter the Total Number of Elements: "))
for i in range(1, number + 1):
value = input("Please enter the Value of %d Element : " %i)
strCountList.append(value)

item = input("Please enter the Item that you want to Count: ")
print("Total Number of Times has repeated = ", strCountList.count(item))```
``````Please enter the Total Number of Elements: 5
Please enter the Value of 1 Element : Kiwi
Please enter the Value of 2 Element : Dragon
Please enter the Value of 3 Element : Banana
Please enter the Value of 4 Element : Kiwi
Please enter the Value of 5 Element : Apple
Please enter the Item that you want to Count: Kiwi
Total Number of Times has repeated =  2``````