Subregions in Africa by population (2020)

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# Region Population
(2020)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 Eastern Africa 445,405,606 2.65 % 11,500,66367 6,667,493 -262,405 4.434965689 19 0 % 5.7 %
2 Western Africa 401,861,254 2.66 % 10,421,09766 6,064,060 -177,002 5.183416088 18 0 % 5.2 %
3 Northern Africa 246,232,518 1.84 % 4,451,75032 7,769,438 -149,870 3.252090973 26 0 % 3.2 %
4 Middle Africa 179,595,134 3.03 % 5,286,70228 6,496,820 1,053 5.531989159 17 0 % 2.3 %
5 Southern Africa 67,503,635 1.31 % 873,74025 2,650,670 125,199 2.499612524 27 0 % 0.9 %

World Population by Region in 1950

#RegionPopulation
(1950)
World
Share
1 Asia 1,404,909,021 55.4 %
2 Europe 549,328,883 21.7 %
3 Africa 227,794,136 9 %
4 Northern America 172,602,624 6.8 %
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 168,820,620 6.7 %
6 Oceania 12,975,865 0.5 %

World Population by Region in 2050

#RegionPopulation
(2050)
World
Share
1 Asia 5,290,263,118 54.3 %
2 Africa 2,489,275,458 25.6 %
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 762,432,366 7.8 %
4 Europe 710,486,313 7.3 %
5 Northern America 425,200,368 4.4 %
6 Oceania 57,376,367 0.6 %