Africa Population

Africa Country Population (2012 Estimate) Population Density per Km2
Algeria 36,486,000 16
Angola 20,163,000 14
Benin 9,352,000 85
Botswana 2,053,000 4
Burkina Faso 17,482,000 63
Burundi 8,749,000 379
Cameroon 20,469,000 42
Cape Verde 505,000 130
Central African Republic 4,576,000 8
Chad 11,831,000 9
Comoros 773,000 330
Congo, Democratic Republic 69,575,000 31
Congo, Republic of 4,233,000 13
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 20,595,000 68
Djibouti 923,000 33
Egypt 83,958,000 84
Equatorial Guinea 740,000 24
Eritrea 5,581,000 52
Ethiopia 86,539,000 83
Gabon 1,564,000 6
Gambia 1,825,000 163
Ghana 25,546,000 103
Guinea 10,481,000 44
Guinea-Bissau 1,580,000 45
Kenya 42,749,000 74
Lesotho 2,217,000 64
Liberia 4,245,000 35
Libya 6,469,000 3
Madagascar 21,929,000 37
Malawi 15,883,000 138
Mali 16,319,000 12
Mauritania 3,623,000 3
Mauritius 1,314,000 644
Morocco 32,599,000 72
Mozambique 24,475,000 29
Namibia 2,364,000 3
Niger 16,644,000 13
Nigeria 166,629,000 184
Rwanda 11,272,000 444
Sao Tome and Principe 172,000 190
Senegal 13,108,000 66
Seychelles 87,000 198
Sierra Leone 6,126,000 76
Somalia 9,797,000 16
South Africa 50,738,000 40
South Sudan 10,314,021 13
Sudan 30,894,000 16.4
Swaziland 1,220,000 80
Tanzania 47,656,000 50
Togo 6,283,000 123
Tunisia 10,705,000 66
Western Sahara 567,000 2
Uganda 35,621,000 140
Zambia 13,884,000 18
Zimbabwe 13,014,000 32



 
 
 
 
 




Data taken from a number of sources and all estimates are believed to be correct as of 1st January 2012.

The image below demonstrates the population centres of Africa at night.


 

Africa Population

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Africa Population

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There are an estimated 3000 distinct tribes in Africa with 370 in Nigeria alone and some 2000 languages spoken across the continent with Arabic being the most widely spoken with 170 million doing so. IN 1850 the population of Africa was estimated to be about 110 million but today tops 1 billion. Most women have around 5-8 children however this birth rate is now dropping.

 
 


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