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This is a list of African countries and dependent territories sorted by population, which is sorted by the 2015 mid-year normalized demographic projections.
(or dependent territory)
|98,002,045||September 22, 2019||Official population clock|
|86,026,000||July 1, 2015||Official estimate|
|58,558,270||July 1, 2015||Worldometers|
|34,856,813||August 28, 2014||Preliminary 2014 census result|
|33,337,529||September 1, 2014||Preliminary 2014 census result|
|24,383,301||May 16, 2014||Preliminary 2014 census result|
|22,671,331||May 15, 2014||Preliminary 2014 census result|
|17,138,707||December 10, 2012||Final 2012 census result|
|14,528,662||April 1, 2009||Final 2009 census result|
|16,832,900||July 1, 2016||Official estimate|
|12,316,895||January 1, 2016||Official estimate|
|11,039,873||May 20, 2009||Final 2009 census result|
|13,061,239||August 17, 2012||Final 2012 census result|
|10,515,973||August 15, 2012||Final 2012 census result|
|10,982,754||April 23, 2014||Preliminary 2014 census result|
|10,628,972||April 2, 2014||Preliminary 2014 census result|
|10,008,749||May 11, 2013||Final 2013 census result|
|8,260,490||April 22, 2008||2008 census result|
|6,191,155||November 6, 2010||Final 2010 census result|
|6,536,000||July 1, 2014||Official estimate|
|5,298,152||April 15, 2006||2006 census result|
|3,697,490||April 28, 2007||2007 census result|
|3,476,608||March 21, 2008||Final 2008 census result|
|2,280,700||July 1, 2015||Official estimate|
|2,024,904||August 22, 2011||Final 2011 census result|
|1,882,450||April 15, 2013||Preliminary 2013 census result [ permanent dead link ]|
|1,802,278||October 5, 2013||Preliminary 2013 census result|
|1,261,208||July 1, 2014||Official estimate|
|1,222,442||July 4, 2015||Preliminary 2015 census result|
|864,618||July 1, 2011||Official estimate|
|840,974||January 1, 2013||Official estimate|
|806,200||July 1, 2016||Official estimate|
|491,875||June 16, 2010||Final 2010 census result [ permanent dead link ]|
|Western Sahara||510,713||September 2, 2014||Preliminary 2014 census result|
|212,600||August 21, 2012||2012 census result|
|179,200||May 13, 2012||Final 2012 census result|
|90,945||August 26, 2010||Final 2010 census result|
|5,633||June 2016||2016 census result|
The population of Africa has grown rapidly over the past century and consequently shows a large youth bulge, further reinforced by a low life expectancy of below 50 years in some African countries. Total population as of 2017 is estimated at more than 1.25 billion, with a growth rate of more than 2.5% p.a. The most populous African country is Nigeria with 191 million inhabitants as of 2017 and a growth rate of 2.6% p.a.
The politics of Western Sahara take place in a framework of an area claimed by both the partially recognized Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Sahrawi, or Saharawi people, are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara, southern Morocco, most of Mauritania and the extreme southwest of Algeria.
Spanish Sahara, officially the Province of the Sahara, was the name used for the modern territory of Western Sahara when it was occupied and ruled by Spain between 1884 and 1975. It had been one of the most recent acquisitions of the Spanish Empire as well as one of its last remaining holdings, which had once extended from the Americas to the Philippines and East Asia.
Tiris al-Gharbiyya was the name for the area of Western Sahara under Mauritanian control between 1975 and 1979.
Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. Before September 2015 it was known as Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira. It is situated in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, considered by Morocco to be the southern part of the country. The Polisario Front and other independence-seeking Sahrawis consider this to be a part of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The United Nations and most countries do not recognize either Moroccan sovereignty over the area, or the self-declared Sahrawi republic.
The politics of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic refers to politics of the Polisario Front's proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic - an unrecognized country in North Africa, controlling parts of the Western Sahara region.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic:
The member states of the African Union are the 55 sovereign states that have ratified or acceded to the Constitutive Act of the African Union to become member states to the African Union (AU). The AU was the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), and AU membership was open to all OAU member states.
Sahrawi Republic–South Africa relations are the current and historical relations between the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Western Sahara and the Republic of South Africa. Formal diplomatic relations were established at ambassador level in 2004, during the Thabo Mbeki government. A Sahrawi embassy was opened in Pretoria, and the South-African embassy in Algiers was accredited to the SADR.
The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, is a partially recognized state that claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, but controls only the easternmost one-fifth of that territory. Until 1976, Western Sahara was known as Spanish Sahara, a Spanish colony.
Kenya–Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic relations are bilateral relations between the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Kenya.
The first table includes countries that pioneered the construction of motorways in the 20th century
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic–Spain relations refers to the current and historical relationship between the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Spain.