Have you ever wondered what the largest countries in Africa are by population?
Look no further, here’s a top 5 list.
Largest countries in Africa by population
Nigeria is Africa’s most populated country, followed by Ethiopia, Egypt, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Nigeria: 209 million inhabitants; almost 16% of the African population. See Counter
- Ethiopia: 104 million inhabitants; one of the fastest growing populations with an annual growth rate of 2.6%
- Egypt: 89 million inhabitants; almost 8% of the African population
- Democratic Republic of the Congo: 77 million inhabitants; one of the fastest growing populations in Africa and the world
- South Africa: 54 million inhabitants; constitutes almost 5% of the African population with annual population growth of 1.6%. See Counter