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Map of Africa indicating Human Development Index (2004).
  above 0.950
  0.900–0.949
  0.850–0.899
  0.800–0.849
  0.750–0.799
  0.700–0.749
  0.650–0.699
  0.600–0.649
  0.550–0.599
  0.500–0.549
  0.450–0.499
  0.400–0.449
  0.350–0.399
  0.300–0.349
  under 0.300
  n/a
map of world life expectancies
  +80
  +77,5
  +75
  +72,5
  +70
  +67,5
  +65
  +60
  +55
  +50
  +45
  +40
  - 40
Most African countries have annual population growth rates above 2%.

The population of Africa has grown rapidly over the past century,<ref>Zinkina J., Korotayev A. Explosive Population Growth in Tropical Africa: Crucial Omission in Development Forecasts (Emerging Risks and Way Out). World Futures 70/2 (2014): 120–139.</ref> and consequently shows a large youth bulge, further reinforced by a low life expectancy of below 50 years in some African countries.<ref>See List of countries by life expectancy; according to the 2012 CIA Factbook, 4 of 53 countries show a life expectancy at birth below 50 years</ref> The population doubled in the period 1982–2009<ref name="billion">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and quadrupled from 1955–2009, according to United Nations estimates.<ref>"World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision" United Nations (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, population division)</ref> As of 2013, the total population of Africa is estimated at 1.1 billion, representing approximately 15% of the world's population.<ref name="prb.org">2013 World Population Data Sheet, http://www.prb.org/pdf13/2013-WPDS-infographic_MED.pdf</ref>


Demographics of Africa sections
Intro  Health  Ethnicity  Major languages  List of African countries by population  See also  Notes  

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Map of Africa indicating Human Development Index (2004).
  above 0.950
  0.900–0.949
  0.850–0.899
  0.800–0.849
  0.750–0.799
  0.700–0.749
  0.650–0.699
  0.600–0.649
  0.550–0.599
  0.500–0.549
  0.450–0.499
  0.400–0.449
  0.350–0.399
  0.300–0.349
  under 0.300
  n/a
map of world life expectancies
  +80
  +77,5
  +75
  +72,5
  +70
  +67,5
  +65
  +60
  +55
  +50
  +45
  +40
  - 40
Most African countries have annual population growth rates above 2%.

The population of Africa has grown rapidly over the past century,<ref>Zinkina J., Korotayev A. Explosive Population Growth in Tropical Africa: Crucial Omission in Development Forecasts (Emerging Risks and Way Out). World Futures 70/2 (2014): 120–139.</ref> and consequently shows a large youth bulge, further reinforced by a low life expectancy of below 50 years in some African countries.<ref>See List of countries by life expectancy; according to the 2012 CIA Factbook, 4 of 53 countries show a life expectancy at birth below 50 years</ref> The population doubled in the period 1982–2009<ref name="billion">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and quadrupled from 1955–2009, according to United Nations estimates.<ref>"World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision" United Nations (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, population division)</ref> As of 2013, the total population of Africa is estimated at 1.1 billion, representing approximately 15% of the world's population.<ref name="prb.org">2013 World Population Data Sheet, http://www.prb.org/pdf13/2013-WPDS-infographic_MED.pdf</ref>


Demographics of Africa sections
Intro  Health  Ethnicity  Major languages  List of African countries by population  See also  Notes  

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