Five Most Populated Countries In Africa

In this article, we will be discussing about the most populated African countries in details and of course Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent in the world and Asia comes first. Africa also contributes about 17% of the world’ population.

Lets start with the firs.

1. Nigeria

The current population of Nigeria is 213,117,109 as of Monday, November 15, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

Nigeria 2020 population is estimated at 206,139,589 people at mid year according to UN data.

Nigeria population is equivalent to 2.64% of the total world population.

Nigeria ranks number 7 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Nigeria is 226 per Km2 (586 people per mi2).

The total land area is 910,770 Km2 (351,650 sq. miles)

52.0 % of the population is urban (107,112,526 people in 2020)

The median age in Nigeria is 18.1 years.

2. Ethiopia

The current population of Ethiopia is 118,852,589 as of Monday, November 15, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

Ethiopia 2020 population is estimated at 114,963,588 people at mid year according to UN data.

Ethiopia population is equivalent to 1.47% of the total world population.

Ethiopia ranks number 12 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Ethiopia is 115 per Km2 (298 people per mi2).

The total land area is 1,000,000 Km2 (386,102 sq. miles)

21.3 % of the population is urban (24,463,423 people in 2020)

The median age in Ethiopia is 19.5 years.

3. Egypt

The current population of Egypt is 104,972,431 as of Monday, November 15, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

Egypt 2020 population is estimated at 102,334,404 people at mid year according to UN data.
Egypt population is equivalent to 1.31% of the total world population.

Egypt ranks number 14 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Egypt is 103 per Km2 (266 people per mi2).

The total land area is 995,450 Km2 (384,345 sq. miles)

43.0 % of the population is urban (44,041,052 people in 2020)

The median age in Egypt is 24.6 years.



4. DR Congo

The current population of the DR Congo is 93,277,125 as of Monday, November 15, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

The DR Congo 2020 population is estimated at 89,561,403 people at mid year according to UN data.

The DR Congo population is equivalent to 1.15% of the total world population.

The DR Congo ranks number 16 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
The population density in the DR Congo is 40 per Km2 (102 people per mi2).

The total land area is 2,267,050 Km2 (875,313 sq. miles)

45.6 % of the population is urban (40,848,447 people in 2020)

The median age in the DR Congo is 17.0 years.

5. South Africa

The current population of South Africa is 60,331,524 as of Monday, November 15, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

South Africa 2020 population is estimated at 59,308,690 people at mid year according to UN data.

South Africa population is equivalent to 0.76% of the total world population.

South Africa ranks number 25 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
The population density in South Africa is 49 per Km2 (127 people per mi2).

The total land area is 1,213,090 Km2 (468,376 sq. miles)

66.7 % of the population is urban (39,550,889 people in 2020)

The median age in South Africa is 27.6 years.

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