FACTS & FIGURES – AFRICA

  • The current population of Africa is 1,314,691,475 as of Sunday, May 5, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates. 
  •  Africa population is equivalent to 16.64% of the total world population.
  • Nigeria with 173.6 million people (2013 World Bank statistic) has the largest population in Africa, and is the most populous black nation in the world.
  • The smallest African country by population is The Seychelles (an Island) with a population of roughly 93,000.
  • Algeria is the largest country in Africa by area, covering a total area of 2,381,741sq. kms – (919,595 sq. miles)
  • The smallest African country by area is The Seychelles (an Island) covering an area of 453 sq km but Gambia is the smallest of the mainland African countries, covering an area of 11,300 sq km (4,363 sq mi).
  • Madagascar is the Largest Island in Africa and the fourth-largest island in the world. Covering a total area of 587,040 square kilometers (226,660 sq mi) with 581,540 square kilometers (224,530 sq mi) of land and 5,500 square kilometers (2,100 sq mi) of water.
  • Africa ranks number 2 among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to “continents”), ordered by population.
  • The population density in Africa is 45 per Km2 (115 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 29,648,481 Km2 (11,447,338 sq. miles)
  • 41 % of the population is urban (541,028,160 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Africa is 19.4 years.
  • Africa has over 85% of the world’s Elephants and over 99% of the remaining Lions are on the African continent.
  • Madagascar is the country with diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife, home to thousands of animal species. 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth.

Sub Regions In Africa

AreaPopulation (2019)
Eastern Africa445,447,287
Western Africa392,176,114
Northern Africa241,932,523
Middle Africa173,692,967
Southern Africa66,789,825

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