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Egypt ranks as third most populous African country with 104.2m

SMA NEWS – CAIRO
Egypt has been ranked first in terms of population in the North African region, with 104.2 million, and placed third on the continent behind Nigeria and Ethiopia, after figures were released to coincide with African Statistics Day.
The numbers were revealed in a press release from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.
According to CAPMAS, Egypt’s population represents about 7.3 percent of the population of Africa and 1.3 percent of the world’s numbers. The country ranks 14th in terms of world population.
Nigeria ranked first in the West African region, with a population of 219.5 million, 15.4 percent of Africa’s numbers.
Ethiopia was the most populous country in the East African region with 122.1 million, 8.6 percent of the population of Africa.
In the Central African region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo hosts 96.5 million people, some 6.8 percent of Africa’s population.
South Africa has a population of 61.1 million, which is 4.3 percent of Africa’s population.
CAPMAS estimates that the African continent is expected to host 25.4 percent of the world’s population by 2050. This figure compares to 17.8 percent in 2022.

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