List of African countries by population density

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Map of African countries by population density

This is a list of African countries and dependencies by population density in inhabitants/km². Saint Helena, being closest to Africa, has been included.[citation needed]

country pop. dens. (/km²) area (km²) population (2002-07-01 est.)
Mauritius 588 2,040 1,200,206
Mayotte (Fr.) 457 374 170,879
Réunion (Fr.) 296 2,512 743,981
Comoros 283 2,170 614,382
Rwanda 281 26,338 7,398,074
Burundi 229 27,830 6,373,002
Seychelles 176 455 80,098
São Tomé and Príncipe 170 1,001 170,372
Nigeria 141 923,768 129,934,911
Gambia 129 11,300 1,455,842
Uganda 105 236,040 24,699,073
Cape Verde 101 4,033 408,760
Togo 93 56,785 5,285,501
Malawi 90 118,480 10,701,824
Ghana 85 239,460 20,244,154
Sierra Leone 78 71,740 5,614,743
Lesotho 73 30,355 2,207,954
Egypt 71 1,001,450 70,712,345
Morocco (excluding Western Sahara) 70 446,550 31,167,783
Swaziland 65 17,363 1,123,605
Benin 60 112,620 6,787,625
Ethiopia 60 1,127,127 67,673,031
Tunisia 60 163,610 9815,644
Senegal 54 196,190 10,589,571
Kenya 53 582,650 31,138,735
Côte d'Ivoire 52 322,460 16,804,784
Burkina Faso 46 274,200 12,603,185
Tanzania 39 945,087 37,187,939
Guinea-Bissau 37 36,120 1,345,479
Eritrea 37 121,320 4,465,651
South Africa 36 1,219,912 43,647,658
Cameroon 34 475,440 16,184,748
Guinea 32 245,857 7,775,065
Liberia 30 111,370 3,288,198
Zimbabwe 29 390,580 11,376,676
Madagascar 28 587,040 16,473,477
Mozambique 24 801,590 19,607,519
Democratic Republic of the Congo 24 2,345,410 55,225,478
Djibouti 21 23,000 472,810
Sudan 19 1,861,484 34,847,910
Equatorial Guinea 18 28,051 498,144
South Sudan 17 644,329 11,100,000
Algeria 14 2,381,740 32,277,942
Zambia 13 752,614 9,959,037
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 13 420 5,661
Somalia 12 637,657 7,753,310
Mali 9.1 1,240,000 11,340,480
Republic of the Congo 8.7 342,000 2,958,448
Angola 8.5 1,246,700 10,593,171
Niger 8.4 1,267,000 10,639,744
Chad 8.0 1,284,000 10,329,208
Central African Republic 5.8 622,984 3,642,739
Gabon 4.6 267,667 1,233,353
Libya 3.1 1,759,540 5,368,585
Mauritania 2.7 1,030,700 2,828,858
Botswana 2.7 600,370 1,591,232
Namibia 2.2 825,418 1,820,916
Western Sahara 1.0 266,000 256,177
AVERAGE/TOTAL 27.721273 30,360,298 841,626,094

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