List of African countries by population

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date07 May 2020
UN (Population)
Country/Region Population Share (%) Rank Growth (2020)
20192020Change AfricaWorldAfricaWorld%W rank
Burundi11,530,58011,890,784360,2040.8870.15330783.127
Comoros850,886869,60118,7150.06490.0112521632.2047
Djibouti973,560988,00014,4400.07370.0127501601.4877
Eritrea3,497,1173,546,42149,3040.2650.0455401331.4181
Ethiopia112,078,730114,963,5882,884,8588.581.472122.5728
Kenya52,573,97353,771,2961,197,3234.010.6907272.2845
Madagascar26,969,30727,691,018721,7112.070.35515512.6823
Malawi18,628,74719,129,952501,2051.430.24521622.6922
Mauritius1,269,6681,271,7682,1000.09490.0163481570.17192
Mayotte266,150272,8156,6650.02040.00350551862.5034
Mozambique30,366,03631,255,435889,3992.330.40113462.9313
Réunion888,927895,3126,3850.06680.0115511620.72141
Rwanda12,626,95012,952,218325,2680.9660.16628762.5826
Seychelles97,73998,3476080.007340.00126572000.62153
Somalia15,442,90515,893,222450,3171.190.20425732.9215
South Sudan11,062,11311,193,725131,6120.8350.14432841.19100
Uganda44,269,59445,741,0071,471,4133.410.5878313.324
United Republic of Tanzania58,005,46359,734,2181,728,7554.460.7665242.9811
Zambia17,861,03018,383,955522,9251.370.23622652.9314
Zimbabwe14,645,46814,862,924217,4561.110.19126741.4876
Angola31,825,29532,866,2721,040,9772.450.42212443.275
Cameroon25,876,38026,545,863669,4831.980.34116522.5925
Central African Republic4,745,1854,829,76784,5820.3600.0620381251.7862
Chad15,946,87616,425,864478,9881.230.21124723.0010
Congo5,380,5085,518,087137,5790.4120.0708361172.5630
Democratic Republic of the Congo86,790,56789,561,4032,770,8366.681.154163.196
Equatorial Guinea1,355,9861,402,98546,9990.1050.0180471533.473
Gabon2,172,5792,225,73453,1550.1660.0286441462.4536
Sao Tome and Principe215,056219,1594,1030.01630.00281561871.9155
Botswana2,303,6972,351,62747,9300.1750.0302431452.0850
Eswatini1,148,1301,160,16412,0340.08650.0149491591.05113
Lesotho2,125,2682,142,24916,9810.1600.0275451470.80135
Namibia2,494,5302,540,90546,3750.1900.0326411431.8658
South Africa58,558,27059,308,690750,4204.420.7616251.2890
Benin11,801,15112,123,200322,0490.9040.15629772.7320
Burkina Faso20,321,37820,903,273581,8951.560.26819592.8616
Cabo Verde549,935555,9876,0520.04150.00713541721.10106
Côte d'Ivoire25,716,54426,378,274661,7301.970.33817532.5729
Gambia2,347,7062,416,66868,9620.1800.0310421442.9412
Ghana30,417,85631,072,940655,0842.320.39914472.1548
Guinea12,771,24613,132,795361,5490.9800.16827752.8317
Guinea-Bissau1,920,9221,968,00147,0790.1470.0252461502.4535
Liberia4,937,3745,057,681120,3070.3770.0649371232.4437
Mali19,658,03120,250,833592,8021.510.26020603.029
Mauritania4,525,6964,649,658123,9620.3470.0597391272.7419
Niger23,310,71524,206,644895,9291.810.31118563.841
Nigeria200,963,599206,139,5895,175,99015.42.64172.5827
Saint Helena6,0596,077180.000450.00008582290.30179
Senegal16,296,36416,743,927447,5631.250.21523702.7518
Sierra Leone7,813,2157,976,983163,7680.5950.102341032.1049
Togo8,082,3668,278,724196,3580.6180.106331022.4338
Algeria43,053,05443,851,044797,9903.270.5639331.8559
Egypt100,388,073102,334,4041,946,3317.631.313141.9454
Libya6,777,4526,871,29293,8400.5130.0882351081.3885
Morocco36,471,76936,910,560438,7912.750.47411401.2098
Sudan42,813,23843,849,2601,036,0223.270.56310342.4240
Tunisia11,694,71911,818,619123,9000.8820.15231791.06112
Western Sahara582,463597,33914,8760.04460.00766531702.5531
Africa 1,308,064,195 1,340,598,147 32,533,952 17.20 2.49
UN (Demographics)
Country/Region Density (2020) Sex ratio (2020) Fert. rate (2015-20) Med. age (2020) Life exp. (2015-20)
P/sq kmP/sq milerankM/100 F rankbirths/Wrankyearsrankyearsrank
Nigeria226.3586.265102.7541725.42818.06418654.18197
Ethiopia115.0297.899100.1221294.303319.46617065.97161
Egypt102.8266.3112102.1161623.335724.60613771.74124
Democratic Republic of the Congo39.51102.317399.6851135.96316.98819560.21187
United Republic of Tanzania67.44174.714899.8931244.921217.99218864.84164
South Africa48.89126.616497.087652.418927.62112063.62171
Kenya94.48244.711998.7641013.525420.11916366.18158
Uganda228.9592.96397.207695.011116.73319662.76177
Algeria18.4147.68200102.1041613.056028.52111176.5973
Sudan24.8464.3419299.8421204.432819.65916864.95163
Morocco82.70214.212998.511942.428729.53810676.3378
Angola26.3668.2818597.925845.55616.67719860.54185
Mozambique39.75102.917294.529384.891317.62019060.05188
Ghana136.6353.789102.7871733.894221.50715563.65170
Madagascar47.60123.316599.5551114.113619.56816966.49157
Cameroon56.16145.4156100.0621274.602118.68818058.77190
Côte d'Ivoire82.95214.8128101.7011564.681818.85417757.25195
Niger19.1149.49199101.1111496.95115.15120161.80178
Burkina Faso76.40197.913699.8681235.231017.55119360.92183
Mali16.6042.98206100.3911375.92416.34720058.71191
Malawi202.9525.57497.299734.253418.08018563.43174
Zambia24.7364.0519398.083874.661917.59219263.26175
Senegal86.97225.212495.307444.652018.51418367.47151
Chad13.0533.7921499.6901145.80516.55419953.80199
Somalia25.3365.6118999.4351096.12216.68319756.94196
Zimbabwe38.4299.5117691.263203.634818.66818160.83184
Guinea53.45138.415893.712284.741618.02018761.04181
Rwanda525.01,3602596.699584.103920.03916668.44147
Benin107.5278.510699.7581164.871418.78117961.30180
Burundi463.01,1992998.480935.45717.32019461.03182
Tunisia76.07197.013798.370902.2010432.8358076.4175
South Sudan18.3247.45201100.2201324.741719.04017657.43194
Togo152.2394.28199.0401044.353019.35017360.53186
Sierra Leone110.5286.210399.6371124.323219.40217254.07198
Libya3.90510.11226101.9451592.2510128.81711072.70115
Congo16.1641.8521099.8281194.452619.20417564.16167
Liberia52.51136.0159101.0891484.353119.41117163.60172
Central African Republic7.75320.0821998.289894.751517.61119152.67201
Mauritania4.51111.68222100.8771444.592220.11416464.61165
Eritrea35.1190.94178100.4901384.103819.20917465.74162
Namibia3.0867.99323194.077343.425521.83215463.02176
Gambia238.8618.56198.392915.25917.84418961.54179
Botswana4.14910.7522493.944322.896824.04414169.10146
Gabon8.63822.37218103.6581804.004022.51114866.06159
Lesotho70.56182.814397.388743.165824.01014253.51200
Guinea-Bissau69.99181.314595.762484.512518.83317857.82193
Equatorial Guinea50.02129.5161125.3411944.552422.33515258.25192
Mauritius626.51,6232097.391751.3918737.4576174.7696
Eswatini67.45174.714796.662573.036220.72916059.31189
Djibouti42.62110.4170110.6571922.767426.57012666.54156
Réunion358.1927.53793.787302.279935.8956680.0336
Comoros467.31,21027101.7891574.243520.37016163.98169
Western Sahara2.2465.817232109.5381902.419028.42411369.86140
Cabo Verde138.0357.387100.8111422.299627.60412172.70116
Mayotte727.51,8841696.758593.734520.07316579.3543
Sao Tome and Principe228.3591.364100.1731304.352918.61218270.05139
Seychelles213.8553.770105.2981822.468234.1817273.29109
Saint Helena15.5840.36212-- -- -- --
Africa 45.22 117.1 99.875 4.44 19.682 62.66