List of African countries by population

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This is a list of African countries and dependent territories sorted by population, which is sorted by normalized demographic projections from the most recently available census or demographic data. Africa remains one of the world's fastest growing regions.[1] 60% of Africa is 25 years of age or younger.[2]

Countries
(or dependent territory)
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
 Nigeria 218,839,589 2022 Worldometers[3]
 Ethiopia 124,334,404 2022
 Egypt 108,000,000 2022 National population clock
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 95,600,000 2022 [1]
 Tanzania 63,200,000 2022 Worldometers
 South Africa 60,800,000 2022 Official estimate
 Kenya 54,900,000 2022 Worldometers
 Sudan 46,268,269 2022 Official population clock
 Algeria 45,300,000 2022 Official estimate
 Uganda 42,885,900 2021 National annual projection
 Morocco 37,034,729 2022 Worldometers
 Angola 35,097,671 2021 National projection
 Mozambique 31,600,000 2022 Official estimate
 Ghana 31,072,940 2022 Official estimate
 Cameroon 28,524,175 2022 Official estimate
 Madagascar 28,427,328 2022 UN - World Population Prospects
 Ivory Coast 27,087,732 2021 National projection
 Niger 24,112,753 2021 National projection
 Burkina Faso 21,500,000 2020 Official estimate
 Mali 20,856,000 2021 UN projection
 Malawi 20,100,000 2022 National annual projection
 Zambia 19,400,000 2021 Official estimate
 Senegal 17,200,000 2021 Official estimate
 Chad 16,818,391 2021 National projection
 Somalia 15,800,000 2021 UN estimate
 Zimbabwe 15,790,716 2021 National projection
 South Sudan 13,249,924 2021 National projection
 Rwanda 12,955,768 2021 Official projection
 Guinea 12,907,395 2021 Official estimate
 Burundi 12,500,000 2021 Official estimate
 Benin 12,506,347 2021 National projection
 Tunisia 11,746,695 2020 National semi-projection estimate
 Sierra Leone 8,297,882 2021 Official estimate
 Togo 7,886,000 2021 National projection
 Libya 6,959,000 2021 UN projection
 Republic of the Congo 5,657,000 2021 UN projection
 Central African Republic 5,600,000 2020 [4]
 Liberia 4,661,010 2021 National projection
 Mauritania 4,200,000 2021 Official estimate
 Eritrea 3,601,000 2021 UN projection
 Namibia 2,550,226 2021 National projection
 Gambia 2,487,000 2021 UN projection
 Botswana 2,410,338 2021 Annual projection
 Gabon 2,233,272 2021 Official projection
 Lesotho 2,100,000 2021 Census 2016
 Guinea-Bissau 1,600,000 2021 Official estimate
 Equatorial Guinea 1,505,588 2021 Official estimate
 Mauritius 1,266,334 2021 National semi-annual estimate
 Eswatini 1,100,000 2021 Official estimate
 Djibouti 976,107 2021 Official projection
 Réunion (France) 800,000 2022 Official estimate
 Comoros 800,000 2019 Census result
 Cape Verde 563,198 2021 National projection
Western Sahara[5] 600,000 2021 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Mayotte (France) 200,000 2021 2012 census result
 São Tomé and Príncipe 200,000 2021 Official estimate
 Seychelles 99,202 2021 National estimate
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 6,000 2021 2016 census result

Proportion of total African population by country

  Nigeria (16.38%)
  Ethiopia (8.37%)
  Egypt (7.65%)
  Democratic Republic of the Congo (6.57%)
  Tanzania (4.55%)
  South Africa (4.47%)
  Kenya (3.88%)
  Uganda (3.3%)
  Other (44.83%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Africa's economic growth in a new global context". ODI.
  2. ^ "Population" (PDF). www.un.org. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  3. ^ "African countries by population (2019)". Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Population by Country (2020)". Worldometer. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  5. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.