Rankings – Countries and Territories of Africa

Here is the ranking of the countries and territories of Africa, by size of population and in descending order, with the rank indicated. The figures are the most recent that we found on the official statistical sites of the countries.

There are currently 63 countries and territories in Africa, of which 54 are represented at the United Nations.

RankCountryPopulationAreaDensity
33Algeria43,003,767 inhab.2,381,741 km²18.06 inhab./km²
51Angola29,131,016 inhab.1,281,432 km²22.73 inhab./km²
83Benin11,496,140 inhab.114,763 km²100.17 inhab./km²
148Botswana2,325,082 inhab.581,726 km²4.00 inhab./km²
61Burkina Faso20,870,060 inhab.270,764 km²77.08 inhab./km²
79Burundi11,759,805 inhab.27,834 km²422.50 inhab./km²
57Cameroon23,799,022 inhab.475,650 km²50.03 inhab./km²
151Canary Islands2,108,121 inhab.7,447 km²283.08 inhab./km²
177Cape Verde544,081 inhab.4,033 km²134.91 inhab./km²
116Central African Republic5,745,135 inhab.622,984 km²9.22 inhab./km²
73Chad15,162,044 inhab.1,284,200 km²11.81 inhab./km²
244Chagos4,239 inhab.56 km²75.70 inhab./km²
169Comoros845,477 inhab.1,862 km²454.07 inhab./km²
122Congo5,279,517 inhab.341,821 km²15.45 inhab./km²
16Democratic Republic of the Congo95,784,841 inhab.2,345,410 km²40.84 inhab./km²
166Djibouti1,048,999 inhab.25,030 km²41.91 inhab./km²
13Egypt99,275,661 inhab.1,010,408 km²98.25 inhab./km²
154Equatorial Guinea2,015,334 inhab.28,051 km²71.85 inhab./km²
123Eritrea5,187,948 inhab.121,320 km²42.76 inhab./km²
165Eswatini (Swaziland)1,159,250 inhab.17,355 km²66.80 inhab./km²
14Ethiopia98,802,543 inhab.1,132,308 km²87.26 inhab./km²
155Gabon1,995,659 inhab.267,667 km²7.46 inhab./km²
149Gambia2,207,816 inhab.10,689 km²206.55 inhab./km²
49Ghana30,280,811 inhab.238,553 km²126.94 inhab./km²
78Guinea11,883,516 inhab.245,857 km²48.34 inhab./km²
159Guinea-Bissau1,584,791 inhab.36,125 km²43.87 inhab./km²
53Ivory Coast25,823,071 inhab.322,462 km²80.08 inhab./km²
29Kenya47,564,296 inhab.580,876 km²81.88 inhab./km²
150Lesotho2,183,687 inhab.30,355 km²71.94 inhab./km²
121Liberia5,310,548 inhab.111,370 km²47.68 inhab./km²
112Libya6,549,402 inhab.1,759,540 km²3.72 inhab./km²
52Madagascar26,453,320 inhab.587,295 km²45.04 inhab./km²
193Madeira254,368 inhab.802 km²317.17 inhab./km²
66Malawi18,073,097 inhab.118,484 km²152.54 inhab./km²
62Mali20,252,586 inhab.1,246,814 km²16.24 inhab./km²
134Mauritania3,984,110 inhab.1,030,700 km²3.87 inhab./km²
162Mauritius1,265,637 inhab.2,007 km²630.61 inhab./km²
192Mayotte270,372 inhab.375 km²720.99 inhab./km²
40Morocco35,481,848 inhab.446,550 km²79.46 inhab./km²
48Mozambique30,405,881 inhab.782,574 km²38.85 inhab./km²
147Namibia2,352,592 inhab.824,116 km²2.85 inhab./km²
60Niger21,546,595 inhab.1,266,491 km²17.01 inhab./km²
5Nigeria212,871,345 inhab.923,768 km²230.44 inhab./km²
128Puntland4,905,246 inhab.212,510 km²23.08 inhab./km²
168Réunion866,506 inhab.2,512 km²344.95 inhab./km²
77Rwanda12,089,721 inhab.26,338 km²459.02 inhab./km²
242Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha5,705 inhab.415 km²13.75 inhab./km²
197São Tomé and Príncipe201,770 inhab.1,001 km²201.57 inhab./km²
71Senegal16,209,125 inhab.196,712 km²82.40 inhab./km²
212Seychelles97,023 inhab.459 km²211.38 inhab./km²
103Sierra Leone7,794,974 inhab.71,740 km²108.66 inhab./km²
75Somalia13,611,470 inhab.637,657 km²21.35 inhab./km²
126Somaliland4,979,218 inhab.176,119 km²28.27 inhab./km²
24South Africa57,725,606 inhab.1,219,912 km²47.32 inhab./km²
76South Sudan12,864,588 inhab.644,329 km²19.97 inhab./km²
35Sudan41,435,412 inhab.1,886,068 km²21.97 inhab./km²
25Tanzania54,199,163 inhab.945,088 km²57.35 inhab./km²
105Togo7,352,781 inhab.56,600 km²129.91 inhab./km²
81Tunisia11,582,075 inhab.162,155 km²71.43 inhab./km²
36Uganda39,612,378 inhab.241,551 km²163.99 inhab./km²
173Western Sahara654,052 inhab.266,000 km²2.46 inhab./km²
69Zambia16,887,720 inhab.770,243 km²21.93 inhab./km²
74Zimbabwe14,025,965 inhab.390,757 km²35.89 inhab./km²