List of African countries by population

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This is a list of African countries and dependent territories sorted by population, which is sorted by the 2015 mid-year normalized demographic projections.

African countries by population, 2018


African population by country (top 9).

  Nigeria (15.38%)
  Ethiopia (8.37%)
  Egypt (7.65%)
  Democratic Republic of the Congo (6.57%)
  Tanzania (4.55%)
  South Africa (4.47%)
  Kenya (3.88%)
  Sudan (3.38%)
  Algeria (3.36%)
  Other (42.39%)


Table[edit]

Country
(or dependent territory)
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
 Nigeria 193,392,517 2016 Official estimate
 Ethiopia 99,391,000 2015 Official estimate
 Egypt 96,983,083 March 31, 2019 Official population clock
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
 South Africa 54,956,900 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
 Tanzania 51,046,000 2015 Official estimate
 Kenya 45,533,000 2015 Official estimate
 Sudan 40,235,000 2015 Official estimate
 Algeria 40,100,000 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
 Uganda 34,856,813 August 28, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Morocco[1] 33,337,529 September 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Mozambique 28,013,000 2015 Official estimate
 Ghana 27,043,093 2014 Official estimate
 Angola 24,383,301 May 16, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Ivory Coast 22,671,331 May 15, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Madagascar 22,434,363 2014 Official estimate
 Cameroon 21,917,602 2015 Official estimate
 Niger 17,138,707 December 10, 2012 Final 2012 census result
 Burkina Faso 18,450,494 2015 Official estimate
 Mali 14,528,662 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
 Malawi 16,832,900 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
 Zambia 15,473,905 2015 Official estimate
 Somalia 12,316,895 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
 Senegal 14,354,690 2015 Official estimate
 Chad 11,039,873 May 20, 2009 Final 2009 census result
 Zimbabwe 13,061,239 August 17, 2012 Final 2012 census result
 Rwanda 10,515,973 August 15, 2012 Final 2012 census result
 Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Benin 10,008,749 May 11, 2013 Final 2013 census result
 Burundi 12,119,000 2019 Official estimate
 South Sudan 8,260,490 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
 Togo 6,191,155 November 6, 2010 Final 2010 census result
 Eritrea 6,536,000 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
 Sierra Leone 6,348,350 2014 Official estimate
 Libya 5,298,152 April 15, 2006 2006 census result
 Republic of the Congo 3,697,490 April 28, 2007 2007 census result
 Central African Republic 3,859,139 2017 [1]
 Liberia 3,476,608 March 21, 2008 Final 2008 census result
 Mauritania 3,718,678 2016 Official estimate
 Namibia 2,280,700 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
 Botswana 2,024,904 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
 Lesotho 1,894,194 2011 Official estimate
 Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result[permanent dead link]
 Gabon 1,802,278 October 5, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result
 Guinea-Bissau 1,530,673 2015 Official estimate
 Mauritius 1,261,208 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
 Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 July 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
 Eswatini 1,119,375 2015 Official estimate
 Djibouti 864,618 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
 Réunion (France) 840,974 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
 Comoros 806,200 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
 Cape Verde 491,875 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result[permanent dead link]
Western Sahara[2] 510,713 September 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
 Mayotte (France) 212,600 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
 São Tomé and Príncipe 179,200 May 13, 2012 Final 2012 census result
 Seychelles 90,945 August 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 5,633 June 2016 2016 census result

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. If it was included, the Moroccan September 2014 census would result in 33,848,242 inhabitants and its mid-2015 demographic projection would give some 34,198,000 inhab.
  2. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.