Subregions in Africa by population (2017)

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# Region Population
(2017)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Eastern Africa 422,036,243 2.78 % 11,398,25663 6,667,493 -190,375 4.88562670 18 26.1 % 5.6 %
2 Western Africa 371,990,119 2.7 % 9,788,54061 6,064,060 -236,792 5.52937636 18 46 % 4.9 %
3 Northern Africa 233,603,574 1.84 % 4,217,97130 7,769,438 -362,258 3.30956870 25 50 % 3.1 %
4 Middle Africa 163,494,885 3.11 % 4,931,90925 6,496,820 -23,981 5.93921691 17 41.6 % 2.2 %
5 Southern Africa 65,143,204 1.32 % 850,83925 2,650,670 157,826 2.63993131 25 59.8 % 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
(1950)
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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