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List of African countries by population

nigeria
With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18.
Country
(or dependent territory)
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
23px Flag Of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 173,000,000 2013 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 99,391,000 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Egypt.svg Egypt 94,408,000 February 12, 2019 Official population clock
20px Flag Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of South Africa.svg South Africa 54,956,900 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 51,046,000 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Kenya.svg Kenya 45,533,000 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Sudan.svg Sudan 40,235,000 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Algeria.svg Algeria 40,100,000 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Uganda.svg Uganda 34,856,813 August 28, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23px Flag Of Morocco.svg Morocco[1] 33,337,529 September 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23px Flag Of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 28,013,000 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Ghana.svg Ghana 27,043,093 2014 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Angola.svg Angola 24,383,301 May 16, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23px Flag Of C%C3%B4te D%27Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast 22,671,331 May 15, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23px Flag Of Madagascar.svg Madagascar 22,434,363 2014 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 21,917,602 2015 Official estimate
18px Flag Of Niger.svg Niger 17,138,707 December 10, 2012 Final 2012 census result
23px Flag Of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso 18,450,494 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Mali.svg Mali 14,528,662 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
23px Flag Of Malawi.svg Malawi 16,832,900 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Zambia.svg Zambia 15,473,905 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Somalia.svg Somalia 12,316,895 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Senegal.svg Senegal 14,354,690 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Chad.svg Chad 11,039,873 May 20, 2009 Final 2009 census result
23px Flag Of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 13,061,239 August 17, 2012 Final 2012 census result
23px Flag Of Rwanda.svg Rwanda 10,515,973 August 15, 2012 Final 2012 census result
23px Flag Of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23px Flag Of Guinea.svg Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23px Flag Of Benin.svg Benin 10,008,749 May 11, 2013 Final 2013 census result
23px Flag Of Burundi.svg Burundi 9,823,828 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of South Sudan.svg South Sudan 8,260,490 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
23px Flag Of Togo.svg Togo 6,191,155 November 6, 2010 Final 2010 census result
23px Flag Of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 6,536,000 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone 6,348,350 2014 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Libya.svg Libya 5,298,152 April 15, 2006 2006 census result
23px Flag Of The Republic Of The Congo.svg Republic of the Congo 3,697,490 April 28, 2007 2007 census result
23px Flag Of The Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 3,859,139 2017 [1]
23px Flag Of Liberia.svg Liberia 3,476,608 March 21, 2008 Final 2008 census result
23px Flag Of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 3,718,678 2016 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Namibia.svg Namibia 2,280,700 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Botswana.svg Botswana 2,024,904 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
23px Flag Of The Gambia.svg Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result[permanent dead link]
23px Flag Of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 July 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
23px Flag Of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 1,894,194 2011 Official estimate
20px Flag Of Gabon.svg Gabon 1,802,278 October 5, 2013 Preliminary 2013 census result
23px Flag Of Guinea Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau 1,530,673 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 1,261,208 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Eswatini.svg Eswatini (Swaziland) 1,119,375 2015 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Djibouti.svg Djibouti 864,618 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
23px Flag Of France.svg Réunion (France) 840,974 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
23px Flag Of The Comoros.svg Comoros 806,200 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
23px Flag Of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde 491,875 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result[permanent dead link]
Western Sahara[2] 510,713 September 2, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23px Flag Of France.svg Mayotte (France) 212,600 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
23px Flag Of Sao Tome And Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe 179,200 May 13, 2012 Final 2012 census result
23px Flag Of Seychelles.svg Seychelles 90,945 August 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
23px Flag Of The United Kingdom.svg Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 5,633 June 2016 2016 census result
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