Subregions in Africa by population (2019)

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# Region Population
(2019)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Eastern Africa 445,447,287 2.72 % 11,804,15567 6,667,493 -166,013 4.47616703 19 27 % 5.8 %
2 Western Africa 392,176,114 2.67 % 10,195,42665 6,064,060 -188,875 5.20256445 18 47.3 % 5.1 %
3 Northern Africa 241,932,523 1.74 % 4,147,84631 7,769,438 -166,837 3.09106462 26 50.3 % 3.1 %
4 Middle Africa 173,692,967 3.06 % 5,154,76427 6,496,820 3,060 5.53917443 17 42.2 % 2.3 %
5 Southern Africa 66,789,825 1.24 % 816,00725 2,650,670 56,553 2.49329731 27 60 % 0.9 %

World Population by Region in 1950

#RegionPopulation
(1950)
World
Share
1 Asia 1,404,061,590 55.4 %
2 Europe 549,375,019 21.7 %
3 Africa 228,670,019 9 %
4 Northern America 172,602,624 6.8 %
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 168,917,693 6.7 %
6 Oceania 12,647,776 0.5 %

World Population by Region in 2050

#RegionPopulation
(2050)
World
Share
1 Asia 5,256,927,499 53.8 %
2 Africa 2,527,556,761 25.9 %
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 779,841,201 8 %
4 Europe 715,721,014 7.3 %
5 Northern America 434,654,823 4.4 %
6 Oceania 57,121,455 0.6 %
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