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. [1]

Rank Country or territory Density Area Population (2015 est.)
inh./km² inh./mi² km² mi²
 Mayotte (France) 641.7 1,662 374 144 240,000
1  Mauritius 624.0 1,616 2,040 790 1,273,000
2  Rwanda 440.8 1,142 26,338 10,169 11,610,000
3  Burundi 401.7 1,040 27,830 10,750 11,179,000
4  Comoros 363.1 940 2,170 840 788,000
 Réunion (France) 342.8 888 2,512 970 861,2000
5  Seychelles 211.0 546 455 176 96,000
6  Nigeria 197.2 511 923,768 356,669 182,202,000
7  São Tomé and Príncipe 189.8 492 1,001 386 190,000
8  Gambia 176.2 456 11,300 4,400 1,991,000
9  Uganda 165.4 428 236,040 91,140 39,032,000
10  Malawi 145.3 376 118,480 45,750 17,215,000
11  Cape Verde 129.2 335 4,033 1,557 521,000
12  Togo 128.6 333 56,785 21,925 7,305,000
13  Ghana 114.5 297 239,460 92,460 27,410,000
14  Benin 96.6 250 112,620 43,480 10,880,000
15  Egypt 91.4 237 1,001,450 386,660 91,508,000
16  Sierra Leone 89.9 233 71,740 27,700 6,453,000
17  Ethiopia 88.2 228 1,127,127 435,186 99,391,000
18  Kenya 79.0 205 582,650 224,960 46,050,000
19  Senegal 77.1 200 196,190 75,750 15,129,000
20  Morocco 77.0 199 446,550 172,410 34,378,000
21  Eswatini (Swaziland) 74.1 192 17,363 6,704 1,287,000
22  Côte d'Ivoire 70.4 182 322,460 124,500 22,702,000
23  Lesotho 70.3 182 30,355 11,720 2,135,000
24  Tunisia 68.8 178 163,610 63,170 11,254,000
25  Burkina Faso 66.0 171 274,200 105,900 18,106,000
26  Tanzania 56.6 147 945,087 364,900 53,470,000
27  Guinea 51.3 133 245,857 94,926 12,609,000
28  Guinea-Bissau 51.1 132 36,120 13,950 1,844,000
29  Cameroon 49.1 127 475,440 183,570 23,344,000
30  South Africa 44.7 116 1,219,912 471,011 54,490,000
31  Eritrea 43.1 112 121,320 46,840 5,228,000
32  Madagascar 41.3 107 587,040 226,660 24,235,000
33  Liberia 40.4 105 111,370 43,000 4,503,000
34  Zimbabwe 39.9 103 390,580 150,800 15,603,000
35  Djibouti 38.6 100 23,000 8,900 888,000
36  Mozambique 34.9 90 801,590 309,500 27,978,000
37  Democratic Republic of the Congo 32.9 85 2,345,410 905,570 77,267,000
38  Equatorial Guinea 30.1 78 28,051 10,831 845,000
39  Sudan 21.6 56 1,861,484 718,723 40,235,000
40  Zambia 21.5 56 752,614 290,586 16,212,000
41  Angola 20.1 52 1,246,700 481,400 25,022,000
42  South Sudan 19.2 50 644,329 248,777 12,340,000
43  Somalia 16.9 44 637,657 246,201 10,787,000
44  Algeria 16.7 43 2,381,740 919,590 39,667,000
45  Niger 15.7 41 1,267,000 489,000 19,899,000
46  Mali 14.2 37 1,240,000 480,000 17,600,000
47  Republic of the Congo 13.5 35 342,000 132,000 4,620,000
48  Chad 10.9 28 1,284,000 496,000 14,037,000
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 19.6 51 394 152 7,729
49  Central African Republic 7.9 20 622,984 240,535 4,900,000
50  Gabon 6.4 17 267,667 103,347 1,725,000
51  Mauritania 3.9 10 1,030,700 398,000 4,068,000
52  Botswana 3.8 9.8 600,370 231,800 2,262,000
53  Libya 3.6 9.3 1,759,540 679,360 6,278,000
54  Namibia 3.0 7.8 825,418 318,696 2,459,000
 Western Sahara 2.2 5.7 266,000 103,000 573,000
AVERAGE/TOTAL 39.1 101 30,360,301 11,722,178 1,186,178,255

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