10 African countries with the lowest population at the start of 2024

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While the effects of overpopulation commonly drive demographic conversations in Africa, the benefits of a region having a low population are sometimes disregarded. Low population density provides distinct benefits that can support sustainable development, improve quality of life, and encourage environmental care. It also creates fewer complications in governing.

  • Business Insider presents the 10 African countries with the lowest population at the start of 2024.
  • This list is courtesy of WorldPopulationReview.
  • Seychelles stands atop this list.

Right off the bat, a low population density is often indicative of lower housing costs, reduced congestion, and more affordable amenities, not to mention less pollution.

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It is common knowledge that low population growth poses challenges across economic, social, and environmental domains, given the lack of human capital. However, a low population also presents opportunities for a tight-knit ecosystem of innovation, sustainability, and community resilience.

It simplifies administration, seeing as a smaller crowd is easier to regulate. A low population also enables a free and more equitably dispersed wealth system.

The nuanced impacts of this demographic trend can be seen in booming African economies such as Cape Verde, and Mauritania.

Some of the most successful countries in Africa have a low population figure, with that said, here are the 10 African countries with the lowest population at the start of 2024.

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Read also: 10 African countries with the highest population at the start of 2024

This list was compiled by WorldPopulationReview, an independent for-profit company dedicated to providing current world population data and demographics.

10 African countries with the lowest population at the start of 2024

RankCountryPopulationGlobal rank
1.Seychelles108,263197th
2.Sao Tome and Principe235,137187th
3.Western Sahara593,408172nd
4.Cape Verde601,973171st
5.Comoros861,384163rd
6.Djibouti1,146,108160th
7.Eswatini1,217,098159th
8.Mauritius1,301,978157th
9.Equatorial Guinea1,738,819152nd
10.Guinea Bissau2,178,487148th

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