Wednesday November 26th 2014

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Urbanization Statistics for African Countries

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Urbanization statistics add to the demographic profile of consumer markets in each African country.  The following table highlights the estimated population size in 2010 for each African country, as well as the estimated level of urbanization, size of urbanized population, and annual rate of urbanization.

Country Population Urbanization Level Urbanized Population Annual Rate of Urbanization
Algeria 34,586,184 92% 31,819,289 2.4%
Angola 13,068,161 57%                           7,448,852 4.4%
Benin 9,056,010 41%                           3,712,964 4.0%
Botswana 2,029,307 60%                           1,217,584 2.5%
Burkina Faso 16,241,811 20%                           3,248,362 5.0%
Burundi 9,863,117 10%                              986,312 6.8%
Cameroon 19,294,149 57%                        10,997,665 3.5%
Cape Verde 508,659 60%                              305,195 3.5%
Central African Republic 4,844,927 39%                           1,889,522 2.3%
Chad 10,543,464 27%                           2,846,735 4.7%
Comoros 773,407 28%                              216,554 2.7%
Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo 70,916,439 34%                        24,111,589 5.1%
Congo, Republic of 4,125,916 61%                           2,516,809 2.7%
Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) 21,058,798 49%                        10,318,811 3.2%
Djibouti 740,528 87%                              644,259 2.2%
Egypt 80,471,869 43%                        34,602,904 1.8%
Equatorial Guinea 650,702 39%                              253,774 2.8%
Eritrea 5,792,984 21%                           1,216,527 5.4%
Ethiopia 88,013,491 17%                        14,962,293 5.4%
Gabon 1,545,255 85%                           1,313,467 2.1%
Gambia 1,824,158 57%                           1,039,770 4.2%
Ghana 24,339,838 50%                        12,169,919 3.5%
Guinea 10,324,025 34%                           3,510,169 3.5%
Guinea-Bissau 1,565,126 30%                              469,538 3.2%
Kenya 40,046,566 22%                           8,810,245 4.0%
Lesotho 1,919,552 25%                              479,888 3.5%
Liberia 3,685,076 60%                           2,211,046 5.6%
Libya 6,461,454 78%                           5,039,934 2.2%
Madagascar 21,281,844 29%                           6,171,735 3.8%
Malawi 15,447,500 19%                           2,935,025 5.2%
Mali 13,796,354 32%                           4,414,833 4.8%
Mauritania 3,205,060 41%                           1,314,075 3.0%
Mauritius 1,294,104 42%                              543,524 9.0%
Morocco 31,627,428 56%                        17,711,360 1.8%
Mozambique 22,061,451 37%                           8,162,737 4.1%
Namibia 2,128,471 37%                              787,534 2.9%
Niger 15,878,271 16%                           2,540,523 4.0%
Nigeria 152,217,341 48%                        73,064,324 3.8%
Rwanda 11,055,976 18%                           1,990,076 4.2%
Sao Tome and Principe 175,808 61%                              107,243 3.0%
Senegal 14,086,103 42%                           5,916,163 3.1%
Seychelles 88,340 54%                                 47,704 1.4%
Sierre Leone 5,245,695 38%                           1,993,364 2.9%
Somalia 10,112,453 37%                           3,741,608 4.2%
South Africa 49,109,107 61%                        29,956,555 1.4%
Sudan 41,980,182 43%                        18,051,478 4.3%
Swaziland 1,354,051 25%                              338,513 1.7%
Tanzania 41,892,895 25%                        10,473,224 4.2%
Togo 6,199,841 42%                           2,603,933 4.3%
Tunisia 10,589,025 67%                           7,094,647 1.7%
Uganda 33,398,682 13%                           4,341,829 4.4%
Zambia 12,056,923 35%                           4,219,923 2.3%
Zimbabwe 11,651,858 37%                           4,311,187 2.2%

Source: The World Factbook by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Notes:

1. Estimations of level of urbanization are single-year figures report some time after 2005 while annual rates of urbanization are estimates for the average for the years 2005-2010.

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