List of African countries by population

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This is a list of the current 55 African countries sorted by population, which is sorted by normalized demographic projections from the most recently available census or demographic data. Africa is the fastest growing continent, currently increasing by 2.35% per year as of 2021.[1] Africa is also the youngest continent, as 60% of Africa is 24 years of age or younger.[2] This list also includes the partially recognized country Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, commonly known as Western Sahara, which is a member of the African Union.[3]

Africa population by country[4]

  Nigeria (15.3%)
  Ethiopia (8.7%)
  Egypt (7.7%)
  DR Congo (7.0%)
  Tanzania (4.6%)
  South Africa (4.1%)
  Kenya (3.8%)

Table[edit]

Country %
Africa
Africa
population[4]
%
growth
Official
figure
Official
date
1  Nigeria 15.3% 223,804,632 2.4% 216,783,400 21 Mar 2022[5]
2  Ethiopia 8.7% 126,527,060 2.6% 107,334,000 1 Jul 2023[6]
3  Egypt 7.7% 111,942,661 1.6% 102,060,688 1 Jul 2021[7] [a]
4  DR Congo 7.0% 102,262,809 3.3% 95,370,000 1 Jul 2019[8]
5  Tanzania 4.6% 67,438,106 3.0% 61,741,120 23 Aug 2022[9]
6  South Africa 4.1% 60,414,495 0.9% 60,604,992 1 Jul 2022[10]
7  Kenya 3.8% 55,100,587 2.0% 51,526,000 1 Jan 2023[11]
8  Uganda 3.3% 48,582,334 2.8% 41,583,600 1 Jul 2020[12]
9  Sudan 3.3% 48,109,006 2.6% 41,984,500 1 Jul 2018[13]
10  Algeria 3.1% 45,606,481 1.6% 44,700,000 1 Jan 2021[14]
11  Morocco 2.6% 37,840,044 1.0% 35,372,615 1 Jul 2020[15]
12  Angola 2.5% 36,684,203 3.1% 34,094,077 1 Jul 2023[16]
13  Ghana 2.3% 34,121,985 1.9% 30,832,019 27 Jun 2021[17]
14  Mozambique 2.3% 33,897,354 2.8% 26,899,105 1 Aug 2017[18]
15  Madagascar 2.1% 30,325,732 2.4% 27,190,927 1 Jun 2020[19]
16  Ivory Coast 2.0% 28,873,034 2.5% 29,389,150 14 Dec 2021[20]
17  Cameroon 2.0% 28,647,293 2.6% 24,348,251 Jul 1 2019[21]
18  Niger 1.9% 27,202,843 3.8% 23,196,000 1 Jul 2020[22]
19  Mali 1.6% 23,293,699 3.1% 14,528,662 1 Apr 2009[23]
20  Burkina Faso 1.6% 23,251,485 2.5% 20,505,155 16 Nov 2019[24]
21  Malawi 1.4% 20,931,751 2.6% 19,809,511 3 Sep 2023[25]
22  Zambia 1.4% 20,569,738 2.8% 19,610,769 14 Sep 2022[26]
23  Chad 1.3% 18,278,568 3.1% 15,775,400 1 Jul 2019[27]
24  Somalia 1.2% 18,143,379 3.1% 12,316,895 1 Jan 2014[28] [b]
25  Senegal 1.2% 17,763,163 2.6% 18,275,743 1 Jul 2023[30]
26  Zimbabwe 1.1% 16,665,409 2.1% 15,178,979 20 Apr 2022[31]
27  Guinea 1.0% 14,190,612 2.4% 13,261,638 Jul 1 2022[32]
28  Rwanda 1.0% 14,094,683 2.3% 13,246,394 15 Aug 2022[33]
29  Benin 0.9% 13,712,828 2.7% 12,606,998 1 Jul 2023[34]
30  Burundi 0.9% 13,238,559 2.7% 13,097,400 1 Jul 2023[35]
31  Tunisia 0.9% 12,458,223 0.8% 11,803,588 1 Jan 2022[36]
32  South Sudan 0.8% 11,088,796 1.6% 13,249,924 1 Jul 2020[37]
33  Togo 0.6% 9,053,799 2.3% 8,095,498 8 Nov 2022[38]
34  Sierra Leone 0.6% 8,791,092 2.2% 7,541,641 9 Dec 2021[39]
35  Libya 0.5% 6,888,388 1.1% 6,931,061 1 Jan 2020[40]
36  Republic of the Congo 0.4% 6,106,869 2.3% 3,697,490 28 Apr 2007[41]
37  Central African Republic 0.4% 5,742,316 2.9% 6,091,097 1 Mar 2021[42]
38  Liberia 0.4% 5,418,377 2.2% 4,844,381 1 Jul 2023[43]
39  Mauritania 0.3% 4,862,989 2.7% 4,352,037 1 Jul 2022[44]
40  Eritrea 0.3% 3,748,902 1.8% 3,815,900 1 Jul 2012[45]
41  Gambia 0.2% 2,773,168 2.5% 2,417,471 1 Jul 2022[46]
42  Botswana 0.2% 2,675,353 1.7% 2,346,179 18 Mar 2022[47]
43  Namibia 0.2% 2,604,172 1.4% 2,641,857 1 Jul 2023[48]
44  Gabon 0.2% 2,436,567 2.0% 2,349,099 1 Jul 2023[49]
45  Lesotho 0.2% 2,330,318 1.1% 2,103,600 1 Jul 2023[50]
46  Guinea-Bissau 0.1% 2,150,842 2.2% 1,781,308 1 Jul 2023[51]
47  Equatorial Guinea 0.1% 1,714,672 2.4% 1,558,160 1 Jul 2022[52]
48  Mauritius 0.1% 1,300,557 0.1% 1,261,196 31 Dec 2022[53]
49  Eswatini 0.1% 1,210,822 0.8% 1,223,362 1 Jul 2023[54]
50  Djibouti 0.1% 1,136,455 1.4% 1,001,454 1 Jul 2021[55]
51  Comoros 0.1% 852,075 1.8% 758,316 15 Dec 2017[56]
52  Cape Verde 0.04% 598,682 0.9% 483,628 16 Jun 2021[57]
53 Western Sahara 0.04% 587,259 2.0% 579,000 1 Jul 2020[58] [c]
54  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.02% 231,856 2.0% 210,200 13 May 2020[60]
55  Seychelles 0.01% 107,660 0.5% 100,447 22 Apr 2022[61]
Total 100% 1,458,384,742 2.4% 1,332,291,870

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Total population is 112,716,599 including the Sinai peninsula. Transcontinental country mainly in Northern Africa and partly in Western Asia.
  2. ^ Includes Somaliland which has a population of about 4.3 million.[29]
  3. ^ Disputed territory with undetermined political status.[59] Formerly Spanish Sahara up to 1976, administration is currently split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory. The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic's administrative control is limited to approximately 20% of the territory, with the remaining 80% of the territory occupied by Morocco (see Western Sahara conflict). The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara is the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the territory.

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  58. ^ Official projection "Western Sahara". City Population. 14 Sep 2020. Retrieved 26 Jun 2023.
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  60. ^ Official projection "São Tomé and Príncipe". City Population. 7 Dec 2020. Retrieved 26 Jun 2023.
  61. ^ 2022 census result "Seychelles". City Population. 26 Oct 2022. Retrieved 26 Jun 2023.