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Top 10 Most Populous Countries in Africa

Africa is the second-most-populous continent in the world. More than 1.1 billion people live in this continent; that is around 15 percent of the world population. The population density is 30.51 per square kilometer. Africa’s population is the youngest among all the continents. Half of all Africans are 19 years or younger.

Here is a brief overview of the top 10 most populous countries in Africa.

10) Uganda – 35,357,000

Uganda is adding more than 1.2 million people every year. The population of this nation as on July 1, 2013 was 35,357,000. The average relative annual growth rate is 3.61 percent.

9) Sudan – 37,289,406

The population of Sudan as on July 1, 2014 was 37,289,406. Around 3.20 percent of the African population lives in Sudan.

8) Algeria – 38,700,000

As on January 1, 2014, the population of Algeria was 38,700,000. The average relative annual growth rate is 2.11 percent. At the current rate of growth, the population of Algeria may double in the next 33 years. Algeria is the largest country in Africa, so you would expect that there is plenty of room, but much of Algeria is desert.

7) Kenya – 41,800,000

The population of Kenya is likely to double in the next 23 years at the current rate of growth. As of July 1, 2013, the population of this nation was 41,800,000. Around 3.94 percent of the African population lives in Kenya.

6) Tanzania – 47,421,786

The population of Tanzania was 45,950,000 as on July 1, 2014. Average relative annual growth rate is 2.69 percent. The population of Tanzania may double in the next 26 years.

5) South Africa – 54,002,000

South Africa is adding 704,000 people every year. As on July 1, 2014, the population of South Africa was 54,002,000. Around 4.82 percent of the African population lives in this nation.

4) Democratic Republic of Congo – 69,360,000

The population of the Democratic Republic of Congo is 69,360,000 as on July 1, 2014. The average relative annual growth of the population of this nation is 3.23 percent. The nation is adding more than 2.3 million people every year. The population may double in the next 22 years.

3) Egypt – 87,359,900

As on October 22, 2014, the population of Egypt was 87,359,900. Around 7.69 percent of the population of Africa lives in Egypt. The average relative annual growth is 2.29 percent. The nation is adding more than 1.8 million people every year.

2) Ethiopia – 87,952,991

The population of Ethiopia is growing at an annual rate of 2.67 percent. As on July 1, 2014, 87,952,991 lived in this country. At the current growth rate, the population of Ethiopia may double in the next 26 years. Around 7.88 percent of the population of Africa lives in Ethiopia.

1) Nigeria – 178,517,000

Around 16.10 percent of the African population lives in Nigeria. It is the most populous nation in Africa. As on July 1, 2014, the population of Nigeria was 178,517,000. Nigeria is adding more than 5.5 million people every year to its population.

Africa’s population has rapidly increased in the last four decades.

One comment

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    I thought a lot has changed in terms of population. But wow, Nigerian men have guts lol. They never seem to let go haha.

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