Egypt is the most populated country in the Middle East and the third most populous on the African continent, at about 80 million inhabitants in 2009. Population grew rapidly from 1970-2010 due to medical advances and increases in agricultural productivity, enabled by the Green Revolution. Egypt’s population was estimated at
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The population of Africa has grown exponentially over the past century, and consequently shows a large youth bulge, further reinforced by a low life expectancy of below 50 years in most African countries. The population doubled in the period 1982–2009 and quadrupled from 1955–2009, according to United Nations estimates. The most populous African country is...
This is a list of countries by population. The list includes independent countries and inhabited dependent territories. Also given, as a percentage, is each country’s population compared to the population of the world, which is currently about 6,897,500,000.