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Largest Countriest in Africa by Population

Largest Countriest in Africa by Population: Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population. Africa’s population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4.

Top 54 Largest Countriest in Africa by Population

#Country (or dependency)Population
(2020)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1Nigeria206,139,5892.58 %5,175,9905.41852 %2.64 %
2Ethiopia114,963,5882.57 %2,884,8584.31921 %1.47 %
3Egypt102,334,4041.94 %1,946,3313.32543 %1.31 %
4DR Congo89,561,4033.19 %2,770,8366.01746 %1.15 %
5South Africa59,308,6901.28 %750,4202.42867 %0.76 %
6Tanzania59,734,2182.98 %1,728,7554.91837 %0.77 %
7Kenya53,771,2962.28 %1,197,3233.52028 %0.69 %
8Uganda45,741,0073.32 %1,471,4135.01726 %0.59 %
9Algeria43,851,0441.85 %797,9903.12973 %0.56 %
10Sudan43,849,2602.42 %1,036,0224.42035 %0.56 %
11Morocco36,910,5601.20 %438,7912.43064 %0.47 %
12Angola32,866,2723.27 %1,040,9775.61767 %0.42 %
13Ghana31,072,9402.15 %655,0843.92257 %0.40 %
14Mozambique31,255,4352.93 %889,3994.91838 %0.40 %
15Madagascar27,691,0182.68 %721,7114.12039 %0.36 %
16Cameroon26,545,8632.59 %669,4834.61956 %0.34 %
17Côte d’Ivoire26,378,2742.57 %661,7304.71951 %0.34 %
18Niger24,206,6443.84 %895,9297.01517 %0.31 %
19Burkina Faso20,903,2732.86 %581,8955.21831 %0.27 %
20Mali20,250,8333.02 %592,8025.91644 %0.26 %
21Malawi19,129,9522.69 %501,2054.31818 %0.25 %
22Zambia18,383,9552.93 %522,9254.71845 %0.24 %
23Senegal16,743,9272.75 %447,5634.71949 %0.21 %
24Chad16,425,8643.00 %478,9885.81723 %0.21 %
25Somalia15,893,2222.92 %450,3176.11747 %0.20 %
26Zimbabwe14,862,9241.48 %217,4563.61938 %0.19 %
27Guinea13,132,7952.83 %361,5494.71839 %0.17 %
28Rwanda12,952,2182.58 %325,2684.12018 %0.17 %
29Benin12,123,2002.73 %322,0494.91948 %0.16 %
30Tunisia11,818,6191.06 %123,9002.23370 %0.15 %
31Burundi11,890,7843.12 %360,2045.51714 %0.15 %
32South Sudan11,193,7251.19 %131,6124.71925 %0.14 %
33Togo8,278,7242.43 %196,3584.41943 %0.11 %
34Sierra Leone7,976,9832.10 %163,7684.31943 %0.10 %
35Libya6,871,2921.38 %93,8402.32978 %0.09 %
36Congo5,518,0872.56 %137,5794.51970 %0.07 %
37Liberia5,057,6812.44 %120,3074.41953 %0.06 %
38Central African Republic4,829,7671.78 %84,5824.81843 %0.06 %
39Mauritania4,649,6582.74 %123,9624.62057 %0.06 %
40Eritrea3,546,4211.41 %49,3044.11963 %0.05 %
41Namibia2,540,9051.86 %46,3753.42255 %0.03 %
42Gambia2,416,6682.94 %68,9625.31859 %0.03 %
43Botswana2,351,6272.08 %47,9302.92473 %0.03 %
44Gabon2,225,7342.45 %53,1554.02387 %0.03 %
45Lesotho2,142,2490.80 %16,9813.22431 %0.03 %
46Guinea-Bissau1,968,0012.45 %47,0794.51945 %0.03 %
47Equatorial Guinea1,402,9853.47 %46,9994.62273 %0.02 %
48Mauritius1,271,7680.17 %2,1001.43741 %0.02 %
49Eswatini1,160,1641.05 %12,0343.02130 %0.01 %
50Djibouti988,0001.48 %14,4402.82779 %0.01 %
51Réunion895,3120.72 %6,3852.336100 %0.01 %
52Comoros869,6012.20 %18,7154.22029 %0.01 %
53Western Sahara597,3392.55 %14,8762.42887 %0.01 %
54Cabo Verde555,9871.10 %6,0522.32868 %0.01 %
55Mayotte272,8152.50 %6,6653.72046 %0.00 %
56Sao Tome & Principe219,1591.91 %4,1034.41974 %0.00 %
57Seychelles98,3470.62 %6082.53456 %0.00 %

Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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