Most populous countries in Africa

Africa is known as the second most populated continent worldwide. There are over 1 billion people situated in this continent which makes about 15 percent of the population in the world. The population of Africa is made up of the youngest individuals in all the continents. The majority of Africans are 19 years or below.

Below are some of the most populated countries in Africa. They include;

  • Tanzania  with an estimated population of  47,421,786

As at July first, 2014, the population of Tanzania was 45,950,000. The rate of average relative growth on a yearly basis is 2.69 percent and this stipulates that the Tanzanian population would be double in the next 25 years.

  • South Africa with an estimated population of 54,002,000

The population of South-Africa as at July 1, 2014, was 54,000,000 and according to statistics, South-African population keeps increasing by 704,000 on yearly basis. More than 4 percent of the population of Africa is situated in this country.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo – 69,360,000

The population of the Democratic Republic of Congo is 69,360,000 as on July 1, 2014. The average relative annual growth of the population of this nation is 3.23 percent. The nation is adding more than 2.3 million people every year. The population may double in the next 22 years.

  • Egypt with an estimated population of  87,359,900

As on October 22, 2014, the population of Egypt was 87,359,900. Around 7.69 percent of the population of Africa lives in Egypt. The average relative annual growth is 2.29 percent. The nation is adding more than 1.8 million people every year.

  • Ethiopia  with an estimated population of 87,952,991

As at July 1, 2014, there were about 87,952,991 individuals in Ethiopia. The population of this country keeps increasing at a yearly rate of 2.67 percent. It is estimated that the population of Ethiopia would be double what it is in the coming years. More than 7percent of the African population is situated in Ethiopia.

  • Nigeria with an estimated population of 178,517,000

More than 16 percent of the African population is situated in Nigeria. It is the most populated country in the whole of Africa. The population of Nigeria was 178,517,000 as at July 1, 2014. Over 5.5 million people are added to the population of Nigeria on a yearly basis.

Interesting Africa Facts – People of Africa

The continent of Africa is considered to be the second most populous country worldwide with over a billion people.

There are more than one thousand languages spoken by individuals in Africa. There are some estimates which put the languages spoken to as close as two thousand.

The remains of the oldest human which was located in Ethiopia and it was estimated to be over 100 thousand years of age.

Islam is the largest religion in Africa closely followed by Christianity. The population of Africa as at 2009 made more than 14 percent of the population of the world.

There are 45 independent African nations with the addition of the disputed Western Sahara territory. Due to the fast growth in population in the continent of Africa over the last 40 years, its population consists of mostly young individuals. In a majority of the African states, over half of the population are below the age of 20.

Africa is the continent that is most centrally situated of all the continents with both the equator and the prime meridian going through it.

The major region of Africa is popularly recognized as sub-Saharan Africa and it excludes a majority of the Islamic countries of North Africa; Morocco, Western Sahara, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Libya. Sub-Saharan Africa consists of 42 nations on the African mainland as well as six island nations.

The most populated country in Africa is Nigeria with an estimated population of more than 170 million individuals. Egypt is considered the second most populated country with more than 76 million people.

The common language in Africa with a variety of dialects is Arabic with more than 170 million speakers which are mostly situated in North Africa.

The city with the highest population in Africa is Egypt with an estimation of 17 million individuals situated in the capital of Cairo. The owners of an Edmonton roofing company that specializes in commercial roofing Edmonton, has told me that visiting Egypt is an absolute must when in Africa.

Algeria is the largest country in Africa with a total of 967,490 square miles while the smallest is the nation of Seychelles with a total of 175 square miles. According to experts, it is estimated that Africa consists of over 3,000 different ethnic tribes. Nigeria alone is made up of over 300 tribes recognized in its population.

Most developed African countries in the world

Aside from the fact that it is very populated, Africa is seen as the second largest continent worldwide. It also has various beautiful islands. Because of the excessive poverty rate due to limited facilities offered to the people, Africa as a whole is not that developed but there are specific countries in Africa that can be defined as developed.

The definition of development in this concept means the basic amenities like education, food and shelter are provided to the citizens there as well as the best medical facilities, educational facilities and modern infrastructures are available in the country.

The country must have an economy that is powerful as well as stable currency. There should be a great standard of living as well. The following are some of the most developed African countries worldwide. They include;

Seychelles
This country makes the top of the list because it has attained the most goals in millennium development. This country boasts of six airports with paved runways as well as an additional eight airports that have unpaved runways. It also boasts of great infrastructures. This country has also been described as the richest African country.

Mauritius
The sound macroeconomic policies as well as the wide-ranging structural reforms since 2006 were of great significance to this nation. They surpassed South Africa in 2013 to attain the position of the most competitive economy in sub-Saharan Africa. Nonetheless, issues with education have to be sorted out.

Algeria
Over $23 billion in retroactive salary and public grants, as well as benefits enhancements, were offered by the government of Algeria. This was because of the economic protests that held in 2011 in the months of February and March. The amount allocated for public spending was enhanced by 27 percent in the last five years.

Gabon
In sub-Saharan Africa, Gabon is the fifth biggest oil producer. In the recent years, the HDI of Gabon has enhanced exponentially. The government is making efforts towards creating jobs, diversifying the economy, introducing social safety nets and enhancing building capacities.

Tunisia
The rate of employment in Tunisia showed a little turn around as the unemployment rate reduced to 15.7 percent in the third part of 013 in comparison to 2012 at that same period.