List of African countries by population

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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.

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African countries by population, 2018


African population by country (top 9).

  Nigeria (15.38%)
  Ethiopia (8.37%)
  Egypt (7.65%)
  Democratic Republic of the Congo (6.57%)
  Tanzania (4.55%)
  South Africa (4.47%)
  Kenya (3.88%)
  Sudan (3.38%)
  Algeria (3.36%)
  Other (42.39%)


Table

Country
(or dependent territory)
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 200,963,5992019 Worldometers [1]
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 112,078,7302019 Worldometers
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 98,002,045September 22, 2019 Official population clock
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000July 1, 2015 Official estimate
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 58,558,270July 1, 2015Worldometers [1]
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 51,046,0002015 Official estimate
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 45,533,0002015 Official estimate
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 40,235,0002015 Official estimate
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 40,100,0001993 Official estimate
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 34,856,813August 28, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco [2] 33,337,529September 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 28,013,0002015 Official estimate
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 27,043,0932014 Official estimate
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 24,383,301May 16, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 22,671,331May 15, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 22,434,3632014 Official estimate
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 21,917,6022015 Official estimate
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger 17,138,707December 10, 2012 Final 2012 census result
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 18,450,4942015 Official estimate
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 14,528,662April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 16,832,900July 1, 2016 Official estimate
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 15,473,9052015 Official estimate
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 12,316,895January 1, 2016 Official estimate
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 14,354,6902015 Official estimate
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad 11,039,873May 20, 2009 Final 2009 census result
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 13,061,239August 17, 2012 Final 2012 census result
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda 10,515,973August 15, 2012 Final 2012 census result
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 10,982,754April 23, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 10,628,972April 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 10,008,749May 11, 2013 Final 2013 census result
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 9,823,8282015 Official estimate
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan 8,260,490April 22, 2008 2008 census result
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 6,191,155November 6, 2010 Final 2010 census result
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 6,536,000July 1, 2014 Official estimate
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 6,348,3502014 Official estimate
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 5,298,152April 15, 2006 2006 census result
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo 3,697,490April 28, 2007 2007 census result
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic 3,859,1392017
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia 3,476,608March 21, 2008 Final 2008 census result
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 3,718,6782016 Official estimate
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 2,280,700July 1, 2015 Official estimate
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 2,024,904August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1,894,1942011 Official estimate
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 1,882,450April 15, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result [ permanent dead link ]
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 1,802,278October 5, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau 1,530,6732015 Official estimate
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 1,261,208July 1, 2014 Official estimate
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442July 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini 1,119,3752015 Official estimate
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti 864,618July 1, 2011 Official estimate
Flag of France.svg  Réunion (France)840,974January 1, 2013 Official estimate
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 806,200July 1, 2016 Official estimate
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 491,875June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result [ permanent dead link ]
Western Sahara [3] 510,713September 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Flag of France.svg  Mayotte (France)212,600August 21, 2012 2012 census result
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe 179,200May 13, 2012 Final 2012 census result
Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 90,945August 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK)5,633June 2016 2016 census result

See also

Demographics of Africa

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.

Notes

  1. 1 2 "African countries by population (2019)" . Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. If it was included, the Moroccan September 2014 census would result in 33,848,242 inhabitants and its mid-2015 demographic projection would give some 34,198,000 inhab.
  3. Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.

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