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 416,676,295 2.76 % 11,197,827 63 6,666,821 -109,204 4.94 18 26.5 % 5.5 %
2 Western Africa 372,551,411 2.69 % 9,744,195 61 6,067,613 -196,353 5.54 18 46 % 5 %
3 Northern Africa 232,186,119 1.82 % 4,144,400 30 7,765,422 -396,089 3.27 25 50.3 % 3.1 %
4 Middle Africa 161,236,615 3 % 4,695,283 25 6,501,476 3,161 5.82 17 42.2 % 2.1 %
5 Southern Africa 63,854,425 0.94 % 593,345 24 2,649,561 118,526 2.51 25 61 % 0.8 %

World Population by Region in 1950

#RegionPopulation
(1950)
World
Share
1 Asia 1,394,017,757 55.2 %
2 Europe 549,089,107 21.7 %
3 Africa 228,901,723 9.1 %
4 Northern America 171,614,868 6.8 %
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 168,843,911 6.7 %
6 Oceania 12,681,946 0.5 %

World Population by Region in 2050

#RegionPopulation
(1950)
World
Share
1 Asia 5,266,848,432 54.2 %
2 Africa 2,477,536,324 25.5 %
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 784,247,223 8.1 %
4 Europe 706,792,824 7.3 %
5 Northern America 433,113,731 4.5 %
6 Oceania 56,609,460 0.6 %
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