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Population size, in millions, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 53 countries was 26.68 million. The highest value was in Nigeria: 218.54 million and the lowest value was in the Seychelles: 0.12 million. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million; Source: United Nations Population Division
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Countries Population size, 2022 Global rank Available data
Nigeria 218.54 1 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 123.38 2 1960 - 2022
Egypt 110.99 3 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 99.01 4 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 65.5 5 1960 - 2022
South Africa 59.89 6 1960 - 2022
Kenya 54.03 7 1960 - 2022
Uganda 47.25 8 1960 - 2022
Sudan 46.87 9 1960 - 2022
Algeria 44.9 10 1960 - 2022
Morocco 37.46 11 1960 - 2022
Angola 35.59 12 1960 - 2022
Ghana 33.48 13 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 32.97 14 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 29.61 15 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 28.16 16 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 27.91 17 1960 - 2022
Niger 26.21 18 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 22.67 19 1960 - 2022
Mali 22.59 20 1960 - 2022
Malawi 20.41 21 1960 - 2022
Zambia 20.02 22 1960 - 2022
Chad 17.72 23 1960 - 2022
Somalia 17.6 24 1960 - 2022
Senegal 17.32 25 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 16.32 26 1960 - 2022
Guinea 13.86 27 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 13.78 28 1960 - 2022
Benin 13.35 29 1960 - 2022
Burundi 12.89 30 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 12.36 31 1960 - 2022
Togo 8.85 32 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 8.61 33 1960 - 2022
Libya 6.81 34 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 5.97 35 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 5.58 36 1960 - 2022
Liberia 5.3 37 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 4.74 38 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 3.68 39 1960 - 2022
Gambia 2.71 40 1960 - 2022
Botswana 2.63 41 1960 - 2022
Namibia 2.57 42 1960 - 2022
Gabon 2.39 43 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 2.31 44 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 2.11 45 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 1.67 46 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 1.26 47 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 1.2 48 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 1.12 49 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.84 50 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.59 51 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.23 52 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 0.12 53 1960 - 2022



Definition: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

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