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The most and least populated countries in Africa 2020

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Africa is the second most populated continent in the world after Asia. Africa has a total population of about 1.2 billion people majority of which are youth.

China with a population of 1.4 billion is the most populous country in the world ,bigger than the entire african continent.

Vatican City is the least populated country in the world With a population of around 1,000 people. Fascinating, Vatican City is also the smallest country in the world by land mass at 0.44 square km. The country is confined within the Italian city of Rome, and is ruled by the Pope.

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most populated country in africa

The African continent has 54 countries. Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa wherelse sychelles is the least populated state in Africa. Nigeria is also the biggest economy in Africa whearelse Algeria is the largest country in Africa by land mass after Sudan split into two countries.

The entire world has a population of about 7.8 billion people. The world population is set to grow at a slower rate compared in the recent past due to ongoing  birth control measures and hash economic times among other factors.

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Without further adu, lets take a look at the most and least populated countries in Africa 2020.

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Most and least populated countries in Africa 2020.

RankCountry
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
1 Nigeria200,963,5992019
2 Ethiopia112,078,7302019
3 Egypt100,173,395March 25, 2020
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo86,026,000July 1, 2019
5 Tanzania59,531,1552020
6 South Africa58,775,022July 1, 2019
7 Kenya47,564,2962019
8 Uganda45,741,007July,13, 2020
9 Algeria43,000,420January 1, 2019
10 Sudan42,268,269January 25, 2020
11 Morocco35,795,289January 25, 2020
12 Mozambique28,013,0002015
13 Ghana27,043,0932014
14 Angola24,383,301May 16, 2014
15 Somalia22,316,895January 1, 2019
16 Ivory Coast22,671,331May 15, 2014
17 Madagascar22,434,3632014
18 Cameroon21,917,6022015
19 Burkina Faso18,450,4942015
20 Niger17,138,707December 10, 2012
21 Malawi16,832,900July 1, 2016
22 Zambia15,473,9052015
23 Mali14,528,662April 1, 2009
24 Senegal14,354,6902015
25 Zimbabwe13,061,239August 17, 2012
26 Chad11,039,873May 20, 2009
27 Tunisia10,982,754April 23, 2014
28 Guinea10,628,972April 2, 2014
29 Rwanda10,515,973August 15, 2012
30 Benin10,008,749May 11, 2013
31 Burundi9,823,8282015
32 South Sudan8,260,490April 22, 2008
33 Eritrea6,536,000July 1, 2014
34 Sierra Leone6,348,3502014
35 Togo6,191,155November 6, 2010
36 Libya5,298,152April 15, 2006
37 Central African Republic3,859,1392017
38 Mauritania3,718,6782016
39 Republic of the Congo3,697,490April 28, 2007
40 Liberia3,476,608March 21, 2008
41 Namibia2,280,700July 1, 2015
42 Botswana2,024,904August 22, 2011
43 Lesotho1,894,1942011
44 Gambia1,882,450April 15, 2013
45 Gabon1,802,278October 5, 2013
46 Guinea-Bissau1,530,6732015
47 Mauritius1,261,208July 1, 2014
48 Equatorial Guinea1,222,442July 4, 2015
49 Eswatini1,119,3752015
50 Djibouti864,618July 1, 2011
 Réunion (France)840,974January 1, 2013
51 Comoros806,200July 1, 2016
Western Sahara[5]510,713September 2, 2014
52 Cape Verde491,875June 16, 2010
 Mayotte (France)212,600August 21, 2012
53 São Tomé and Príncipe201,7842018
54 Seychelles90,945August 26, 2010
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