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Population and growth, projections and historic data

The population has rapidly increased in Africa, to reach approximately 905 million inhabitants by 2005. The rate of the annual growth is levelling out after seeing a peak around 1990. Out of the sub-regions, the population is fairly evenly distributed, as indicated in the pie-chart, with Central Africa trailing behind the others, and the Western Indian Ocean islands with the smallest share out of the total population.

Year: 2006

From collection: African environment collection

Cartographer: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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