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]

Country or territory Density (inh./km²) area (km²) population (2015 est.)
Mayotte (Fr.) 641.7 374 240000
Mauritius 624.0 2040 1273000
Rwanda 440.8 26338 11610000
Burundi 401.7 27830 11179000
Comoros 363.1 2170 788000
Réunion (Fr.) 342.8 2512 861000
Seychelles 211.0 455 96000
Nigeria 197.2 923768 182202000
São Tomé and Príncipe 189.8 1001 190000
Gambia 176.2 11300 1991000
Uganda 165.4 236040 39032000
Malawi 145.3 118480 17215000
Cape Verde 129.2 4033 521000
Togo 128.6 56785 7305000
Ghana 114.5 239460 27410000
Benin 96.6 112620 10880000
Egypt 91.4 1001450 91508000
Sierra Leone 89.9 71740 6453000
Ethiopia 88.2 1127127 99391000
Kenya 79.0 582650 46050000
Senegal 77.1 196190 15129000
Morocco (excluding Western Sahara) 77.0 446550 34378000
Swaziland 74.1 17363 1287000
Côte d'Ivoire 70.4 322460 22702000
Lesotho 70.3 30355 2135000
Tunisia 68.8 163610 11254000
Burkina Faso 66.0 274200 18106000
Tanzania 56.6 945087 53470000
Guinea 51.3 245857 12609000
Guinea-Bissau 51.1 36120 1844000
Cameroon 49.1 475440 23344000
South Africa 44.7 1219912 54490000
Eritrea 43.1 121320 5228000
Madagascar 41.3 587040 24235000
Liberia 40.4 111370 4503000
Zimbabwe 39.9 390580 15603000
Djibouti 38.6 23000 888000
Mozambique 34.9 801590 27978000
Democratic Republic of the Congo 32.9 2345410 77267000
Equatorial Guinea 30.1 28051 845000
Sudan 21.6 1861484 40235000
Zambia 21.5 752614 16212000
Angola 20.1 1246700 25022000
South Sudan 19.2 644329 12340000
Somalia 16.9 637657 10787000
Algeria 16.7 2381740 39667000
Niger 15.7 1267000 19899000
Mali 14.2 1240000 17600000
Republic of the Congo 13.5 342000 4620000
Chad 10.9 1284000 14037000
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 19.6 394 7729
Central African Republic 7.9 622984 4900000
Gabon 6.4 267667 1725000
Mauritania 3.9 1030700 4068000
Botswana 3.8 600370 2262000
Libya 3.6 1759540 6278000
Namibia 3.0 825418 2459000
Western Sahara 2.2 266000 573000
AVERAGE/TOTAL 39.1 30360301 1186178255

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