Most populous countries in Africa

Africa is known as the second most populated continent worldwide. There are over 1 billion people situated in this continent which makes about 15 percent of the population in the world. The population of Africa is made up of the youngest individuals in all the continents. The majority of Africans are 19 years or below.

Below are some of the most populated countries in Africa. They include;

  • Tanzania  with an estimated population of  47,421,786

As at July first, 2014, the population of Tanzania was 45,950,000. The rate of average relative growth on a yearly basis is 2.69 percent and this stipulates that the Tanzanian population would be double in the next 25 years.

  • South Africa with an estimated population of 54,002,000

The population of South-Africa as at July 1, 2014, was 54,000,000 and according to statistics, South-African population keeps increasing by 704,000 on yearly basis. More than 4 percent of the population of Africa is situated in this country.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo – 69,360,000

The population of the Democratic Republic of Congo is 69,360,000 as on July 1, 2014. The average relative annual growth of the population of this nation is 3.23 percent. The nation is adding more than 2.3 million people every year. The population may double in the next 22 years.

  • Egypt with an estimated population of  87,359,900

As on October 22, 2014, the population of Egypt was 87,359,900. Around 7.69 percent of the population of Africa lives in Egypt. The average relative annual growth is 2.29 percent. The nation is adding more than 1.8 million people every year.

  • Ethiopia  with an estimated population of 87,952,991

As at July 1, 2014, there were about 87,952,991 individuals in Ethiopia. The population of this country keeps increasing at a yearly rate of 2.67 percent. It is estimated that the population of Ethiopia would be double what it is in the coming years. More than 7percent of the African population is situated in Ethiopia.

  • Nigeria with an estimated population of 178,517,000

More than 16 percent of the African population is situated in Nigeria. It is the most populated country in the whole of Africa. The population of Nigeria was 178,517,000 as at July 1, 2014. Over 5.5 million people are added to the population of Nigeria on a yearly basis.

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