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List of African countries by Population (2018)

Source United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Last Updated15 Oct 2018
Country/TerritoryPopulation Rank (Population)Sex ratioRank (Sex ratio) DensityRank (Density)
20172018WorldAfricaWorld Africaper sq kmper sq mileWorldAfrica
Burundi10,864,24511,216,450823296.7456113436.781,131.25285
Comoros813,912832,34716352101.74916049447.261,158.39274
Djibouti956,985971,40816050100.8031494641.91108.5417138
Eritrea5,068,8315,187,94812037100.3561404351.37133.0415832
Ethiopia104,957,438107,534,88212299.69812236107.53278.5110116
Kenya49,699,86250,950,87928798.812992589.52231.8611920
Madagascar25,570,89526,262,810511599.421203445.14116.9116836
Malawi18,622,10419,164,728612098.0918821203.27526.487212
Mauritius1,265,1381,268,3151584998.1339022624.791,618.19182
Mayotte253,045259,6821865596.5135511692.491,793.53151
Mozambique29,668,83430,528,673471395.19238638.82100.5517339
Réunion876,562883,2471625193.896281353.30915.04376
Rwanda12,208,40712,501,156772996.169508506.741,312.44243
Seychelles94,73795,2352015798.2579123207.03536.217011
Somalia14,742,52315,181,925742699.2831113124.2062.6818942
South Sudan12,575,71412,919,0537628100.3041374221.1554.7719545
Uganda42,862,95844,270,56332898.90710126221.56573.85627
United Republic of Tanzania57,310,01959,091,39224597.702791766.71172.7814729
Zambia17,094,13017,609,178662298.473982423.6961.3519043
Zimbabwe16,529,90416,913,261692394.79936543.72113.2417037
Angola29,784,19330,774,205461296.11349724.6863.9318641
Cameroon24,053,72724,678,2345517100.1191324052.21135.2115631
Central African Republic4,659,0804,737,4231273997.32874147.6019.7021753
Chad14,899,99415,353,1847325100.1851354112.1931.5821250
Congo5,260,7505,399,89511836100.091313915.8140.9520548
Democratic Republic of the Congo81,339,98884,004,98916499.4651213537.0595.9717540
Equatorial Guinea1,267,6891,313,89415648123.0431945746.84121.3216435
Gabon2,025,1372,067,56114945105.707185558.0220.7821652
Sao Tome and Principe204,327208,8181875699.16310828217.52563.37638
Algeria41,318,14242,008,054349102.0031665117.6445.6820046
Egypt97,553,15199,375,741143102.2421685299.83258.5611119
Libya6,374,6166,470,95610835101.998165503.689.5322456
Morocco35,739,58036,191,805401197.938831881.09210.0312922
Sudan40,533,33041,511,526351099.8051233723.5260.9119144
Tunisia11,532,12711,659,174783097.669771575.05194.3713625
Western Sahara552,628567,42117153110.528192562.135.5223058
Botswana2,291,6612,333,2011444297.68178164.1210.6622155
Lesotho2,233,3392,263,0101454394.17831374.54193.0613726
Namibia2,533,7942,587,8011434194.5393343.148.1422957
South Africa56,717,15657,398,42125696.473541047.32122.5516334
Swaziland1,367,2541,391,3851534794.00729280.89209.5213023
Benin11,175,69211,485,674813199.32711533101.86263.8110918
Burkina Faso19,193,38219,751,651591999.1961103072.19186.9814027
Cabo Verde546,388553,3351725499.18610929137.30355.628514
Côte d'Ivoire24,294,75024,905,8435316103.0631775478.32202.8513224
Gambia2,100,5682,163,7651464498.038620213.81553.776710
Ghana28,833,62929,463,643491499.02610327129.49335.378915
Guinea12,717,17613,052,6087527100.4511424553.12137.5815430
Guinea-Bissau1,861,2831,907,2681514696.683591267.83175.6714528
Liberia4,731,9064,853,51612338101.6561594850.39130.5115933
Mali18,541,98019,107,7066221100.0391293815.6640.5620649
Mauritania4,420,1844,540,06812840101.447155474.4011.4122054
Niger21,477,34822,311,3755718100.3871414417.6145.6220147
Nigeria190,886,311195,875,23771102.63517253215.07557.02659
Saint Helena4,0494,07422958---10.4527.0621351
Senegal15,850,56716,294,270712496.39353984.63219.2012321
Sierra Leone7,557,2127,719,7291033497.9798519106.95277.0010417
Togo7,797,6947,990,9261023399.31811432146.92380.528213
Africa 1,256,268,025 1,287,920,518 99.690 43.44 112.51