The African continent has the second largest population in the world, at about one billion people.
1 Africa’s largest country is Sudan. It has a total area of 967,940 square miles (2.5 million km2). The smallest country on the continent is The Seychelles, which is an island nation covering just 453 km2 (175 miles2)..
2. Nigeria has the highest population (154.7 million people) in Africa. This represents 18% of Africa’s total population.
3 South Africa has the highest GDP (($182 billion) in Africa. Guinea Bissau has the lowest at $230 million.
4The richest SSA country in terms of Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is Equatorial Guinea. This is 83 times higher than that of Zimbabwe which is the poorest in terms of GNI per capita.