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 (inh./km²) Area (km²) Population (2015 est.)
 Mayotte (France) 641.7 374 240,000
1  Mauritius 624.0 2,040 1,273,000
2  Rwanda 440.8 26,338 11,610,000
3  Burundi 401.7 27,830 11,179,000
4  Comoros 363.1 2,170 788,000
 Réunion (France) 342.8 2,512 861,000
5  Seychelles 211.0 455 96,000
6  Nigeria 197.2 923,768 182,202,000
7  São Tomé and Príncipe 189.8 1,001 190,000
8  Gambia 176.2 11,300 1,991,000
9  Uganda 165.4 236,040 39,032,000
10  Malawi 145.3 118,480 17,215,000
11  Cape Verde 129.2 4,033 521,000
12  Togo 128.6 56,785 7,305,000
13  Ghana 114.5 239,460 27,410,000
14  Benin 96.6 112,620 10,880,000
15  Egypt 91.4 1,001,450 91,508,000
16  Sierra Leone 89.9 71,740 6,453,000
17  Ethiopia 88.2 1,127,127 99,391,000
18  Kenya 79.0 582,650 46,050,000
19  Senegal 77.1 196,190 15,129,000
20  Morocco 77.0 446,550 34,378,000
21  Swaziland 74.1 17,363 1,287,000
22  Côte d'Ivoire 70.4 322,460 22,702,000
23  Lesotho 70.3 30,355 2,135,000
24  Tunisia 68.8 163,610 11,254,000
25  Burkina Faso 66.0 274,200 18,106,000
26  Tanzania 56.6 945,087 53,470,000
27  Guinea 51.3 245,857 12,609,000
28  Guinea-Bissau 51.1 36,120 1,844,000
29  Cameroon 49.1 475,440 23,344,000
30  South Africa 44.7 1,219,912 54,490,000
31  Eritrea 43.1 121,320 5,228,000
32  Madagascar 41.3 587,040 24,235,000
33  Liberia 40.4 111,370 4,503,000
34  Zimbabwe 39.9 390,580 15,603,000
35  Djibouti 38.6 23,000 888,000
36  Mozambique 34.9 801,590 27,978,000
37  Democratic Republic of the Congo 32.9 2,345,410 77,267,000
38  Equatorial Guinea 30.1 28,051 845,000
39  Sudan 21.6 1,861,484 40,235,000
40  Zambia 21.5 752,614 16,212,000
41  Angola 20.1 1,246,700 25,022,000
42  South Sudan 19.2 644,329 12,340,000
43  Somalia 16.9 637,657 10,787,000
44  Algeria 16.7 2,381,740 39,667,000
45  Niger 15.7 1,267,000 19,899,000
46  Mali 14.2 1,240,000 17,600,000
47  Republic of the Congo 13.5 342,000 4,620,000
48  Chad 10.9 1,284,000 14,037,000
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 19.6 394 7,729
49  Central African Republic 7.9 622,984 4,900,000
50  Gabon 6.4 267,667 1,725,000
51  Mauritania 3.9 1,030,700 4,068,000
52  Botswana 3.8 600,370 2,262,000
53  Libya 3.6 1,759,540 6,278,000
54  Namibia 3.0 825,418 2,459,000
 Western Sahara 2.2 266,000 573,000
AVERAGE/TOTAL 39.1 30,360,301 1,186,178,255

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