5 Largest countries in Africa by population

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.

  1. Nigeria: 209 million inhabitants; almost 16% of the African population. See Counter
  1. Ethiopia: 104 million inhabitants; one of the fastest growing populations with an annual growth rate of 2.6%
  1. Egypt: 89 million inhabitants; almost 8% of the African population
  1. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 77 million inhabitants; one of the fastest growing populations in Africa and the world
  1. South Africa: 54 million inhabitants; constitutes almost 5% of the African population with annual population growth of 1.6%. See Counter
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