African Countries by population (2019)

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# Country (or dependency) Population
(2019)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Land Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Nigeria 200,962,417 2.60 % 5,087,180 221 910,770 -60,000 5.4 18 52 % 2.60 %
2 Ethiopia 110,135,635 2.42 % 2,600,753 110 1,000,000 -12,000 4.0 20 21 % 1.43 %
3 Egypt 101,168,745 1.80 % 1,793,004 102 995,450 -55,000 3.2 25 39 % 1.31 %
4 DR Congo 86,727,573 3.24 % 2,722,584 38 2,267,050 23,861 6.0 17 41 % 1.12 %
5 Tanzania 60,913,557 3.08 % 1,822,165 69 885,800 -40,000 4.9 18 33 % 0.79 %
6 South Africa 58,065,097 1.16 % 666,676 48 1,213,090 60,000 2.4 27 63 % 0.75 %
7 Kenya 52,214,791 2.48 % 1,263,912 92 569,140 -10,000 3.8 20 27 % 0.68 %
8 Uganda 45,711,874 3.26 % 1,441,311 229 199,810 -30,000 5.5 16 17 % 0.59 %
9 Algeria 42,679,018 1.60 % 670,964 18 2,381,740 -10,000 2.6 29 74 % 0.55 %
10 Sudan 42,514,094 2.42 % 1,002,568 24 1,765,048 -50,000 4.4 20 36 % 0.55 %
11 Morocco 36,635,156 1.23 % 443,351 82 446,300 -51,419 2.4 30 60 % 0.47 %
12 Angola 31,787,566 3.29 % 1,013,361 25 1,246,700 0 5.6 17 38 % 0.41 %
13 Mozambique 31,408,823 2.88 % 880,150 40 786,380 -5,000 5.1 18 32 % 0.41 %
14 Ghana 30,096,970 2.15 % 633,327 132 227,540 -20,000 3.9 21 55 % 0.39 %
15 Madagascar 26,969,642 2.69 % 706,832 46 581,795 -1,500 4.1 20 38 % 0.35 %
16 Côte d'Ivoire 25,531,083 2.51 % 625,240 80 318,000 6,000 4.8 19 52 % 0.33 %
17 Cameroon 25,312,993 2.57 % 634,759 54 472,710 -4,800 4.6 19 58 % 0.33 %
18 Niger 23,176,691 3.88 % 865,316 18 1,266,700 -5,699 7.2 15 19 % 0.30 %
19 Burkina Faso 20,321,560 2.89 % 569,909 74 273,600 -25,000 5.2 18 33 % 0.26 %
20 Malawi 19,718,743 2.89 % 554,015 209 94,280 -12,000 4.5 18 17 % 0.26 %
21 Mali 19,689,140 3.04 % 581,434 16 1,220,190 -40,000 5.9 16 40 % 0.26 %
22 Zambia 18,137,369 3.00 % 528,191 24 743,390 -8,000 4.9 18 42 % 0.24 %
23 Zimbabwe 17,297,495 2.27 % 384,234 45 386,850 -20,000 3.6 20 31 % 0.22 %
24 Senegal 16,743,859 2.76 % 449,589 87 192,530 -19,999 4.6 19 45 % 0.22 %
25 Chad 15,814,345 3.00 % 461,161 13 1,259,200 2,000 5.8 17 22 % 0.20 %
26 Somalia 15,636,171 2.99 % 454,246 25 627,340 -39,958 6.1 17 33 % 0.20 %
27 Guinea 13,398,180 2.65 % 345,572 55 245,720 -10,000 4.7 19 40 % 0.17 %
28 South Sudan 13,263,184 2.66 % 344,131 22 610,952 30,000 4.7 19 20 % 0.17 %
29 Rwanda 12,794,412 2.35 % 293,256 519 24,670 -9,000 3.8 20 35 % 0.17 %
30 Benin 11,801,595 2.75 % 315,921 105 112,760 -2,000 4.9 19 47 % 0.15 %
31 Tunisia 11,783,168 1.06 % 123,994 76 155,360 -4,000 2.1 33 67 % 0.15 %
32 Burundi 11,575,964 3.21 % 359,514 451 25,680 4,000 5.6 18 14 % 0.15 %
33 Togo 8,186,384 2.45 % 195,458 151 54,390 -2,000 4.4 19 40 % 0.11 %
34 Sierra Leone 7,883,123 2.12 % 163,394 109 72,180 -4,200 4.3 19 36 % 0.10 %
35 Libya 6,569,864 1.53 % 98,908 4 1,759,540 -1,999 2.2 29 81 % 0.09 %
36 Congo 5,542,197 2.64 % 142,302 16 341,500 -4,001 4.6 19 62 % 0.07 %
37 Eritrea 5,309,659 2.35 % 121,711 53 101,000 -10,000 4.0 19 35 % 0.07 %
38 Liberia 4,977,720 2.56 % 124,204 52 96,320 -5,000 4.5 19 51 % 0.06 %
39 Central African Republic 4,825,711 1.86 % 88,288 8 622,980 -30,000 4.8 18 44 % 0.06 %
40 Mauritania 4,661,149 2.67 % 121,081 5 1,030,700 5,100 4.6 20 60 % 0.06 %
41 Namibia 2,641,996 2.09 % 54,195 3 823,290 -447 3.3 22 49 % 0.03 %
42 Botswana 2,374,636 1.78 % 41,435 4 566,730 3,000 2.7 26 53 % 0.03 %
43 Lesotho 2,292,682 1.31 % 29,672 76 30,360 -4,000 3.0 22 28 % 0.03 %
44 Gambia 2,228,075 2.97 % 64,310 220 10,120 -2,600 5.3 18 62 % 0.03 %
45 Gabon 2,109,099 2.01 % 41,538 8 257,670 1,000 3.7 23 80 % 0.03 %
46 Guinea-Bissau 1,953,723 2.44 % 46,455 69 28,120 -1,999 4.5 19 52 % 0.03 %
47 Swaziland 1,415,414 1.73 % 24,029 82 17,200 -2,000 3.0 21 20 % 0.02 %
48 Equatorial Guinea 1,360,104 3.52 % 46,210 48 28,050 16,000 4.6 22 27 % 0.02 %
49 Mauritius 1,271,368 0.24 % 3,053 626 2,030 0 1.4 37 39 % 0.02 %
50 Djibouti 985,690 1.47 % 14,282 43 23,180 900 2.8 25 75 % 0.01 %
51 Réunion 889,918 0.76 % 6,671 356 2,500 -1,256 2.3 36 N.A. 0.01 %
52 Comoros 850,910 2.23 % 18,563 457 1,861 -2,000 4.2 20 29 % 0.01 %
53 Western Sahara 582,478 2.65 % 15,057 2 266,000 5,582 2.4 28 95 % 0.01 %
54 Cabo Verde 560,349 1.27 % 7,014 139 4,030 -1,478 2.3 26 64 % 0.01 %
55 Mayotte 266,380 2.58 % 6,698 710 375 0 3.7 20 44 % 0.00 %
56 Sao Tome & Principe 213,379 2.18 % 4,561 222 960 -1,000 4.4 19 70 % 0.00 %
57 Seychelles 95,702 0.49 % 467 208 460 -200 2.3 36 55 % 0.00 %
58 Saint Helena 4,096 0.54 % 22 11 390 N.A. N.A. 41 % 0.00 %

Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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