Africa has a population of over one billion people that is roughly 14% of the world’s population (Brown and Levasseur). Most of the people in the continent live in rural areas with some of these places densely populated. Areas that are highly populated are along the river Nile, the Maghreb region, West Africa, East African Highlands, and eastern half of South Africa.
Environmental Factors Affecting Population Distribution
Most of sub-Saharan Africa nations rely on agriculture for a living either through subsistence agriculture, export agriculture or a combination of both. Areas with fertile soils and reliable annual rainfall that can support the growing of ...