Population in Africa 2020, by country

Nigeria has the largest population in Africa. As of 2020, the country counted 206 million individuals, whereas Ethiopia, which ranked second, had 115 million inhabitants. Egypt registered the largest population in North Africa, reaching 102 million people.

Africa is the second most populous continent in the world, after Asia. Nevertheless, it records the highest growth rate worldwide, with figures rising by over two percent every year.

African countries with the largest population as of 2020

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Africa

Survey time period

2020

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