Africa Facts, Population Count, Statistics & News (2022)

Last Updated on: July 24th, 2021

Africa Statistics and Facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting Africa facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Africa Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 11.73 square miles (30.37 square kilometers)
  • Population Count: 1.225 billion (2016)
  • Top Languages Spoken: Arabic, Swahili, Hausa, English, Amharic, French
  • Number of Recognized Countries: 54

Countries in Africa:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Africa Time Zone(s):

Time zone Offset
Central Africa Time UTC +2
Central European Time UTC +1
Cape Verde Time UTC -1
Eastern Africa Time UTC +3
Eastern European Time UTC +2
Greenwich Mean Time UTC +0
Mauritius Time UTC +4
Reunion Time UTC +4
South Africa Standard Time UTC +2
Seychelles Time UTC +4
West Africa Summer Time UTC +2
West Africa Time UTC +1
Western European Summer Time UTC +1
Western European Time UTC +0
Western Sahara Summer Time UTC +1
Western Sahara Standard Time UTC +0

Africa Statistics

Africa’s richest man:

Aliko Dangote (worth $10.8 billion)

Last updated 3/8/19

Percentage of sub-Sahran Africa that lives on $1.90 or less per day:


Last updated 2013

Number of people who faced food insecurity in Africa in 2017 because of conflict:

74 million

Number of African countries that faced a food crisis in 2017 due to climate and weather conditions:


Rate of growth of the African population from 2010-2015:

2.55% per year

Number of elephants that roamed Africa in 1930:

10 million

Number of elephants that roam Africa today:


Last updated 2018

Decrease in African poverty level from 1990-2012:


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Africa stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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