Top 10 Most Populous African Countries

Can you name the ten biggest African countries in terms of population?
Population according to Worldometers, 27 January 2021
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Last updated: January 27, 2021
First submittedMay 22, 2016
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Population
Country
209 mil
Nigeria
117 mil
Ethiopia
103 mil
Egypt
91.2 mil
D.R. Congo
60.8 mil
Tanzania
Population
Country
59.7 mil
South Africa
54.5 mil
Kenya
46.6 mil
Uganda
44.5 mil
Sudan
44.3 mil
Algeria
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Level 73
May 22, 2016
Nice :)
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Level 75
Jun 6, 2016
Great quiz, thank you!
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Level 70
Nov 6, 2016
Nice little quiz, had to think there.
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Level 61
Nov 6, 2016
Tiny little Uganda hmmm....
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Level 81
Nov 6, 2016
Not that they're probably accurate, but you should see the projections for 2050.
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Level ∞
Jul 16, 2019
The population of Uganda has just about doubled in the last 20 years. Those 2050 projections are quite likely accurate.
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Level 52
Apr 15, 2020
Beat Sudan in population! And I think it will come in the top 20 with like 80 million.
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Level 51
May 5, 2020
PraNic! You're from Uganda. Is it populated there?
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Level 53
Jul 5, 2019
How about Even smaller Rwanda and Burundi. Around 10 million each. ON that small area. Lesotho too
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Level 55
Sep 12, 2020
Actually, Uganda is just smaller than the UK, which has about 1.5 times the population.
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2021
Yeah. I looked up the population density, and Uganda is only 52nd place. Still much lower than countries like Bangladesh, India, the UK, and only slightly ahead of China.
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Level 24
Nov 6, 2016
Got all with 1:32 left
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Level 61
Nov 6, 2016
Always strange to remember that Nigeria, not particularly big for an African country, has such a huge population. Probably because many larger ones (Sudan, DRC) have large swathes of desert or rainforest which are low density, but still.
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Level 43
Nov 8, 2016
Didn't get Sudan... but that's not a country anymore so I'm excused!! 😜
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Level 70
Nov 8, 2016
Agreed. Whenever I miss a question I also revoke the answer's existence. I have been doing much better on Jetpunk quizzes since Harry Potter stopped existing.
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Level 79
May 27, 2017
Ooooh, great idea!!
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Level 73
Nov 21, 2016
It's still a country - South Sudan has recently gained independence
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2019
You’re the first person I’ve seen to apply bad evolution logic to countries. “If humans came from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys?” became “If South Sudan came from Sudan, then Sudan no longer exists,” QED.
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Level 52
Apr 15, 2020
Humans didn't come from monkeys. Both monkeys and humans have a common ancestor. But that is not the case for Sudan, as it didn't become North Sudan.
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Level 48
Jun 5, 2020
Well, Slovakia came out of Czechoslovakia...
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Level 61
Oct 4, 2020
Humans absolutely come from monkeys - just not from today's monkeys. Instead, we share a common ancestor with today's monkeys, who was also a monkey.
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Level 58
Feb 12, 2017
I barely got Uganda in time. I was getting desperate, so I started typing in random countries.
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Level 60
Apr 27, 2018
I had no idea Algeria had a population that large.
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Level 60
Mar 13, 2019
Updating required
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Level 30
Jun 26, 2019
I get the feeling people started moving to Uganda after the Ugandan Knuckles meme came up.
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Level 69
Aug 29, 2019
I find it so strange how Sudan can support such a large population. Looking Google Maps, it all seems to be just barren desert.
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Level 53
May 26, 2020
A lot of people live near the nile river
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2021
Exactly the reason why Egypt has a large population too. Try looking up a population map of Egypt sometime--you'll be surprised.
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2019
Nearly missed Algeria and Sudan!
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
10 attempts = 10 correct answers.

I think that’s the first time I get such thing. Just didn’t get them in the right order, but Inthinknit doesn’t matter.

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Level 42
Dec 2, 2019
idk why but i thought sudan had a really low population
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Level 48
Jun 19, 2020
Ah yes, well you're mixing it up with Iceland. Don't worry, it's not just you
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Level 28
Feb 4, 2021
Congo brazaville+DRC