Largest Countries in Africa in terms of Population

The following are the largest countries in Africa in terms of population: Africa is the world’s second-largest continent by area and the world’s second-most populous continent by population, both behind Asia. It covers approximately 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) of land area and accounts for 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20 percent of its land area, including adjacent islands. As of 2018, it had a population of 1.3 billion people, accounting for approximately 16 percent of the world’s total human population. Africa has the youngest population of any of the continents, with a median age of 19.7 in 2012, compared to a global median age of 30.4 at the time of writing.


Top 54 Largest Countriest in Africa by Population

# Country (or dependency) Population
(2020)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.58 % 5,175,990 5.4 18 52 % 2.64 %
2 Ethiopia 114,963,588 2.57 % 2,884,858 4.3 19 21 % 1.47 %
3 Egypt 102,334,404 1.94 % 1,946,331 3.3 25 43 % 1.31 %
4 DR Congo 89,561,403 3.19 % 2,770,836 6.0 17 46 % 1.15 %
5 South Africa 59,308,690 1.28 % 750,420 2.4 28 67 % 0.76 %
6 Tanzania 59,734,218 2.98 % 1,728,755 4.9 18 37 % 0.77 %
7 Kenya 53,771,296 2.28 % 1,197,323 3.5 20 28 % 0.69 %
8 Uganda 45,741,007 3.32 % 1,471,413 5.0 17 26 % 0.59 %
9 Algeria 43,851,044 1.85 % 797,990 3.1 29 73 % 0.56 %
10 Sudan 43,849,260 2.42 % 1,036,022 4.4 20 35 % 0.56 %
11 Morocco 36,910,560 1.20 % 438,791 2.4 30 64 % 0.47 %
12 Angola 32,866,272 3.27 % 1,040,977 5.6 17 67 % 0.42 %
13 Ghana 31,072,940 2.15 % 655,084 3.9 22 57 % 0.40 %
14 Mozambique 31,255,435 2.93 % 889,399 4.9 18 38 % 0.40 %
15 Madagascar 27,691,018 2.68 % 721,711 4.1 20 39 % 0.36 %
16 Cameroon 26,545,863 2.59 % 669,483 4.6 19 56 % 0.34 %
17 Côte d’Ivoire 26,378,274 2.57 % 661,730 4.7 19 51 % 0.34 %
18 Niger 24,206,644 3.84 % 895,929 7.0 15 17 % 0.31 %
19 Burkina Faso 20,903,273 2.86 % 581,895 5.2 18 31 % 0.27 %
20 Mali 20,250,833 3.02 % 592,802 5.9 16 44 % 0.26 %
21 Malawi 19,129,952 2.69 % 501,205 4.3 18 18 % 0.25 %
22 Zambia 18,383,955 2.93 % 522,925 4.7 18 45 % 0.24 %
23 Senegal 16,743,927 2.75 % 447,563 4.7 19 49 % 0.21 %
24 Chad 16,425,864 3.00 % 478,988 5.8 17 23 % 0.21 %
25 Somalia 15,893,222 2.92 % 450,317 6.1 17 47 % 0.20 %
26 Zimbabwe 14,862,924 1.48 % 217,456 3.6 19 38 % 0.19 %
27 Guinea 13,132,795 2.83 % 361,549 4.7 18 39 % 0.17 %
28 Rwanda 12,952,218 2.58 % 325,268 4.1 20 18 % 0.17 %
29 Benin 12,123,200 2.73 % 322,049 4.9 19 48 % 0.16 %
30 Tunisia 11,818,619 1.06 % 123,900 2.2 33 70 % 0.15 %
31 Burundi 11,890,784 3.12 % 360,204 5.5 17 14 % 0.15 %
32 South Sudan 11,193,725 1.19 % 131,612 4.7 19 25 % 0.14 %
33 Togo 8,278,724 2.43 % 196,358 4.4 19 43 % 0.11 %
34 Sierra Leone 7,976,983 2.10 % 163,768 4.3 19 43 % 0.10 %
35 Libya 6,871,292 1.38 % 93,840 2.3 29 78 % 0.09 %
36 Congo 5,518,087 2.56 % 137,579 4.5 19 70 % 0.07 %
37 Liberia 5,057,681 2.44 % 120,307 4.4 19 53 % 0.06 %
38 Central African Republic 4,829,767 1.78 % 84,582 4.8 18 43 % 0.06 %
39 Mauritania 4,649,658 2.74 % 123,962 4.6 20 57 % 0.06 %
40 Eritrea 3,546,421 1.41 % 49,304 4.1 19 63 % 0.05 %
41 Namibia 2,540,905 1.86 % 46,375 3.4 22 55 % 0.03 %
42 Gambia 2,416,668 2.94 % 68,962 5.3 18 59 % 0.03 %
43 Botswana 2,351,627 2.08 % 47,930 2.9 24 73 % 0.03 %
44 Gabon 2,225,734 2.45 % 53,155 4.0 23 87 % 0.03 %
45 Lesotho 2,142,249 0.80 % 16,981 3.2 24 31 % 0.03 %
46 Guinea-Bissau 1,968,001 2.45 % 47,079 4.5 19 45 % 0.03 %
47 Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985 3.47 % 46,999 4.6 22 73 % 0.02 %
48 Mauritius 1,271,768 0.17 % 2,100 1.4 37 41 % 0.02 %
49 Eswatini 1,160,164 1.05 % 12,034 3.0 21 30 % 0.01 %
50 Djibouti 988,000 1.48 % 14,440 2.8 27 79 % 0.01 %
51 Réunion 895,312 0.72 % 6,385 2.3 36 100 % 0.01 %
52 Comoros 869,601 2.20 % 18,715 4.2 20 29 % 0.01 %
53 Western Sahara 597,339 2.55 % 14,876 2.4 28 87 % 0.01 %
54 Cabo Verde 555,987 1.10 % 6,052 2.3 28 68 % 0.01 %
55 Mayotte 272,815 2.50 % 6,665 3.7 20 46 % 0.00 %
56 Sao Tome & Principe 219,159 1.91 % 4,103 4.4 19 74 % 0.00 %
57 Seychelles 98,347 0.62 % 608 2.5 34 56 % 0.00 %

which country is bigger in africa

According to the statistics provided, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with a population of 206,139,589 people, followed by Ethiopia, with a population of 114,963,588 people, and Egypt, with a population of 102,334,404 people, who takes third place.

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Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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