Which African Country Has the Largest Population and How Many People Live In Nigeria In West Africa?

Nigeria has the largest population in Africa by far, with about 158 million people.

It is one of the world’s fastest growing countries, experts predict that by 2050 Nigeria will more than double in size, to about 300 million people.

That would be about 20 million more people than live in the United States today.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a constitutional republic comprising thirty six states and is located in West Africa.

The people of Nigeria have a long history, and evidence shows that human settlement of the area dates back to at least 9000 B.C.

The name Nigeria comes from the Niger River that runs through the country.

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1 thought on “Which African Country Has the Largest Population and How Many People Live In Nigeria In West Africa?”

  1. Nigeria has such a largest population in Africa but indeed are good and respectful people like Zimbabweans and DR Congos comparing to other nations especially those in Southern Africa May their Lord give them Peace to follow their leader’s rules so that he can manage work together with them since they’re plenty I love you Nigerians

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