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Nigeria: Larger Population Than All of Europe?

By 2100, Africa’s most populous country alone will have about 107 million more people than all of Europe with its 48 countries.

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Takeaways


  • Nigeria’s current population is only one-quarter the size of Europe’s population.
  • By 2100, Nigeria’s population will exceed that of Europe’s 48 countries by about 107 million

1. Nigeria’s current population of 182 million is only one-quarter the size of Europe’s 738 million people.

2. By 2100, Nigeria’s population of 752 million by itself will exceed that of Europe’s 48 countries by about 107 million.

3. The growth in Nigeria’s population over the rest of this century alone — at 570 million — exceeds the combined populations of Europe’s thirteen largest countries

4. They are Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and the Czech Republic.

Source: Data by UN Population Division; data analysis by The Globalist Research Center

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