# Python List count()

The `count()` method returns the number of times the specified element appears in the list.

### Example

``````# create a list
numbers = [2, 3, 5, 2, 11, 2, 7]

# check the count of 2
count = numbers.count(2)

print('Count of 2:', count)

# Output: Count of 2: 3``````

## Syntax of List count()

The syntax of the `count()` method is:

`list.count(element)`

## count() Parameters

The `count()` method takes a single argument:

• element - the element to be counted

## Return value from count()

The `count()` method returns the number of times element appears in the list.

## Example 1: Use of count()

``````# vowels list
vowels = ['a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'i', 'u']

# count element 'i'
count = vowels.count('i')

# print count
print('The count of i is:', count)

# count element 'p'
count = vowels.count('p')

# print count
print('The count of p is:', count)``````

Output

```The count of i is: 2
The count of p is: 0```

## Example 2: Count Tuple and List Elements Inside List

``````# random list
random = ['a', ('a', 'b'), ('a', 'b'), [3, 4]]

# count element ('a', 'b')
count = random.count(('a', 'b'))

# print count
print("The count of ('a', 'b') is:", count)

# count element [3, 4]
count = random.count([3, 4])

# print count
print("The count of [3, 4] is:", count)``````

Output

```The count of ('a', 'b') is: 2
The count of [3, 4] is: 1```