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How many people are there in Africa?

How many people are there in Africa?Over 1.1 billion people call Africa home

Over 1.1 billion people call Africa home


Africa is the 2nd largest of the Earth's seven continents. Africa's largest country is Algeria and its smallest country is Seychelles, an archipelago off the east coast. 

The smallest nation on the continental mainland is the Gambia. Africa’s largest city is Egypt's capital, Cairo with an estimated 9.2 million population. 

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and is the world's second-largest freshwater lake. Africa’s highest point is Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Point in Tanzania.

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Top Five African countries with the most number of people:
1.   Nigeria
2.   Ethiopia        
3.   Egypt             
4.   Democratic Republic of the Congo            
5.   South Africa 


Top Five most sparsely populated African Countries:
1.   Namibia
2.   Botswana
3.   Libya
4.   Mauritania
5.   Gabon


Top Five most densely populated African Countries:
1.   Mauritius
2.   Rwanda
3.   Burundi
4.   Comoros
5.   Seychelles


Top Five Largest African Countries largest in size:
1.   Algeria
2.   Democratic Republic of the Congo
3.   Libya
4.   Chad
5.   Niger


Top Five Smallest African Countries smallest in size:
1.   Seychelles
2.   The Gambia
3.   Swaziland
4.   Djibouti
5.   Rwanda

How many people are there in Africa?
Currently, over 1.1 billion people call Africa home. By 2050, ¼ of the world’s population will be African and more than ½ of Africa’s population live in only 7 countries.


Africa is the 2nd largest of the Earth's seven continents.

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