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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

Percent of World Population Compared to Africa

African population increased by 645 million people in 40 years when the population was evaluated in 2015. From those calculations, interesting numbers emerged and the projections are for Africa to grow by 490 million people by 2030, 15 years, and increase by 1.4 billion by 2055 is on track. The World population is 7,677,179,190; Africa's population is 1,345,572,071 as of 2020.

Asia is the most populous continent with about 60% of the world's population, China and India together account for over 35%. while Africa comes in second with over 15% of the earth's populace, and Europe has about 10%, North America 8%, South America almost 6%, and Oceania less than 1%.

Kinshasha Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ten largest urban areas in Africa are Cairo Egypt 20,485,000, Lagos Nigeria 13,904,000, Kinshasha Democratic Republic of the Congo 13,743,000, Luanda Angola 8,045,000, Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 6,368,000, Khartoum Sudan 5,678,000, Johannesburg South Africa 5,635,000, Alexandria Egypt 5,182,000, Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire 5,059,000, and Addis Ababa Ethiopia 4,592,000.

Angola's capital city population lives in poverty on the outskirts of the city, but in the center, the capital city Luanda is the priciest city for people who are not from Angola or expatriates. In Luanda, Africa's fourth largest city, you must have very deep pockets for housing, transport, clothes, food and entertainment and everything else in-between. Luanda was judged the costliest city due to the expense of goods and security.

The continent of Africa is the world’s second largest based on land area and population just after Asia. Top five largest countries of Africa by land size are Algeria, Congo Democratic Republic of the, Sudan, Libya and Chad but the top five largest populations in Africa are in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

The top five least populated countries in Africa have .0001% or .01% ranking in the world, they are Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Cabo Verde, Sao Tome And Principe and Seychelles.

Africa's population is 1,345,572,071 as of 2020.

Here is Africa total world rank by country in population as of August 2020.

World RankAfrican CountyPopulationWorld %
15Democratic Republic of the Congo101,780,2631.33%
26South Africa56,463,6170.74%
52Cote D'ivoire27,481,0860.36%
61Burkina Faso20,835,4010.27%
87South Sudan10,561,2440.14%
108Sierra Leone6,624,9330.09%
113Central African Republic5,990,8550.08%
121Republic of the Congo5,293,0700.07%
146The Gambia2,173,9990.03%
164Equatorial Guinea836,1780.01%
173Cabo Verde583,2550.01%
184Sao Tome And Principe211,1220.001%

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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