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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by People > Population density > People per sq. km of land area

DEFINITION: Population density (people per sq. km of land area). Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mauritius 633.52 sq. km 2011
2 Rwanda 451.74 sq. km 2011
3 Comoros 376.26 sq. km 2011
4 Burundi 371.51 sq. km 2011
5 Sao Tome and Principe 190.81 sq. km 2011
6 Seychelles 190.09 sq. km 2011
7 Nigeria 180.28 sq. km 2011
8 Uganda 175.91 sq. km 2011
9 The Gambia 171.44 sq. km 2011
10 Malawi 163.95 sq. km 2011
11 Cape Verde 121.73 sq. km 2011
12 Togo 119 sq. km 2011
13 Ghana 109.08 sq. km 2011
14 Ethiopia 89.39 sq. km 2011
15 Benin 86.73 sq. km 2011
16 Sierra Leone 81.9 sq. km 2011
17 Kenya 73.84 sq. km 2011
18 Swaziland 70.47 sq. km 2011
19 Senegal 69.24 sq. km 2011
20 Lesotho 66.85 sq. km 2011
21 Cote d'Ivoire 60.97 sq. km 2011
22 Eritrea 58.74 sq. km 2011
23 Burkina Faso 58.46 sq. km 2011
24 Guinea-Bissau 57.76 sq. km 2011
25 Tanzania 52.33 sq. km 2011
26 Guinea 45.42 sq. km 2011
27 Cameroon 44.76 sq. km 2011
28 Liberia 42.36 sq. km 2011
29 South Africa 41.7 sq. km 2011
30 Madagascar 37.28 sq. km 2011
31 Djibouti 36.52 sq. km 2011
32 Zimbabwe 34.53 sq. km 2011
33 Mozambique 31.26 sq. km 2011
34 Democratic Republic of the Congo 28.2 sq. km 2011
35 Equatorial Guinea 25.53 sq. km 2011
36 Sudan 19.7 sq. km 2011
37 Zambia 18.34 sq. km 2011
38 Angola 16.19 sq. km 2011
39 Somalia 15.79 sq. km 2011
40 Niger 13.04 sq. km 2011
41 Republic of the Congo 12.37 sq. km 2011
42 Mali 11.82 sq. km 2011
43 Chad 9.59 sq. km 2011
44 Central African Republic 7.12 sq. km 2011
45 Gabon 6.19 sq. km 2011
46 Mauritania 3.59 sq. km 2011
47 Botswana 3.51 sq. km 2011
48 Namibia 2.69 sq. km 2011

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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by People > Population density > People per sq. km of land area

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