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 the 2015 mid-year normalized demographic projections.

African countries by population, 2018


African population by country (top 9).

  Nigeria (15.38%)
  Ethiopia (8.37%)
  Egypt (7.65%)
  Democratic Republic of the Congo (6.57%)
  Tanzania (4.55%)
  South Africa (4.47%)
  Kenya (3.88%)
  Sudan (3.38%)
  Algeria (3.36%)
  Other (42.39%)


Table[edit]

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1  Nigeria 200,963,599 2019 Worldometers[1]
2  Ethiopia 112,078,730 2019 Worldometers
3  Egypt 98,002,045 September 22, 2019 Official population clock
4  Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
5  South Africa 58,558,270 July 1, 2019 Worldometers[1]
6  Tanzania 51,046,000 2015 Official estimate
7  Kenya 45,533,000 2015 Official estimate
8  Sudan 40,235,000 2015 Official estimate
9  Algeria 40,100,000 1993 Official estimate
10  Uganda 34,856,813 August 28, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
11  Morocco[2] 33,337,529 September 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
12  Mozambique 28,013,000 2015 Official estimate
13  Ghana 27,043,093 2014 Official estimate
14  Angola 24,383,301 May 16, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
15  Ivory Coast 22,671,331 May 15, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
16  Madagascar 22,434,363 2014 Official estimate
17  Cameroon 21,917,602 2015 Official estimate
18  Niger 17,138,707 December 10, 2012 Final 2012 census result
19  Burkina Faso 18,450,494 2015 Official estimate
20  Mali 14,528,662 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
21  Malawi 16,832,900 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
22  Zambia 15,473,905 2015 Official estimate
23  Somalia 12,316,895 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
24  Senegal 14,354,690 2015 Official estimate
25  Chad 11,039,873 May 20, 2009 Final 2009 census result
26  Zimbabwe 13,061,239 August 17, 2012 Final 2012 census result
27  Rwanda 10,515,973 August 15, 2012 Final 2012 census result
28  Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
29  Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
30  Benin 10,008,749 May 11, 2013 Final 2013 census result
31  Burundi 9,823,828 2015 Official estimate
32  South Sudan 8,260,490 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
33  Togo 6,191,155 November 6, 2010 Final 2010 census result
34  Eritrea 6,536,000 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
35  Sierra Leone 6,348,350 2014 Official estimate
36  Libya 5,298,152 April 15, 2006 2006 census result
37  Republic of the Congo 3,697,490 April 28, 2007 2007 census result
38  Central African Republic 3,859,139 2017 [1]
39  Liberia 3,476,608 March 21, 2008 Final 2008 census result
40  Mauritania 3,718,678 2016 Official estimate
41  Namibia 2,280,700 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
42  Botswana 2,024,904 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
43  Lesotho 1,894,194 2011 Official estimate
44  Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result[permanent dead link]
45  Gabon 1,802,278 October 5, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result
46  Guinea-Bissau 1,530,673 2015 Official estimate
47  Mauritius 1,261,208 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
48  Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 July 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
49  Eswatini 1,119,375 2015 Official estimate
50  Djibouti 864,618 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
 Réunion (France) 840,974 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
51  Comoros 806,200 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
52  Cape Verde 491,875 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result[permanent dead link]
Western Sahara[3] 510,713 September 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Mayotte (France) 212,600 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
53  São Tomé and Príncipe 179,200 May 13, 2012 Final 2012 census result
54  Seychelles 90,945 August 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 5,633 June 2016 2016 census result

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "African countries by population (2019)". Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. If it was included, the Moroccan September 2014 census would result in 33,848,242 inhabitants and its mid-2015 demographic projection would give some 34,198,000 inhab.
  3. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.