The world population have been on the spike in the last few decades and Africa is not left out. Africa is the second most populated continent in the world with a population of about 1.3 billion in 2019. The African population have doubled in the last twenty seven years. Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. Here is a list of top 10 most populated countries in Africa
1. Nigeria (206 million)
Nigeria is located in the western region of Africa. It is a multi tribal country with about 520 different languages spoken in the country. Nigeria population is over 206 million with life expectancy of 54.7 for men and 55.7 for women
2. Ethiopia (114 million)
Ethiopia is located in the eastern region of Africa. It is an ethnically diverse country with about 100 languages. Ethiopia has a population of over 114 million with life expectancy of 60.1 years for men and 65.1 years for women
3. Egypt (102 million)
Egypt is located in the northern region of Africa. Egypt is predominantly Muslims with Arabic as it’s official language. Egypt has a population of over 102 million with life expectancy of 71.2 years for men and 74 years for women.
4. DR Congo (89 million)
The Democratic Republic of Congo is located in the Central African region. It is the second largest country in Africa and one of the most populated countries in Africa with a population of over 89 million. The life expectancy of Congolese is 56.1 years for men and 59.3 years for women.
5. Tanzania (59.7million)
Tanzania is located in the eastern region of Africa. Tanzania has English and Swahili as its official languages. Tanzanian population is projected to hit over 71 million by 2030. Tanzania is one of the most populated countries in Africa with a population of over 59.7 million and life expectancy of 61.2 years for men and 64.1 years for women
6. South Africa (59.3 million)
South Africa is located in the southern region of Africa. More than 60% of the South African population reside in the urban area. It is a multi cultural and multilingual country. South Africa has a population of over 59.3 million with life expectancy of 61.1 years for men and 67.3 years for women
7. Uganda (55.7 million)
Uganda is located in the east central Africa. Uganda has a multi ethnic group with English and Swahili as the official language. The population of Uganda is expected to hit over 55.7 million by 2030. Uganda has a population of over 45 million with life expectancy of 54.4 years for men and 57.3 years for women.
7. Kenya (53 million)
Kenya is located in the eastern region of Africa. It holds some of the finest beaches in Africa. Kenya is predominantly Muslims. With life expectancy of 62.8 years for men and 65.8 years for women, Kenya has a population of over 53 million
9. Algeria (43.85 million)
Algeria is located in the Notthern region of Africa. Algeria is not just one of the most populated countries in Africa but also the largest country by land mass in Africa. Algeria is predominantly Muslims with a population of over 43.85 million and life expectancy of 75.6 years for men and 78.4 years for women.
10. Sudan (43.8 million)
Sudan is located in the north eastern region of Africa. Sudan is predominantly Muslims and has over 65 percent of the population living in rural areas. Sudan has a population of over 43.84 million and life expectancy of 63.4 years for men and 67.7 years for women.