Population Density for Africa in 2000 (people/square km)

Jan 27, 2011
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This documentation describes the fourth version of a database of administrative units with associated population figures for Africa. The first version was compiled for UNEP's Global Desertification Atlas (UNEP 1992, Deichmann and Eklundh 1991), while the second version represented an update and expansion of this first product (Deichmann 1994, WRI 1995), and the third was another update and expansion (Deichmann 1997).

This new version for Africa provides considerably more detail: more than 109,000 administrative units (83,000 of which are in South Africa), compared to about 800 in the first, 2,200 in the second version and 4,700 in the third. In addition, for each of these units a population estimate was compiled for 1960, 70, 80, 90 and 2000 which provides an indication of past population dynamics in Africa.

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Andy Nelson, University of Leeds
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Title: Population Density for Africa in 2000, Fourth Edition
Credits: Andy Nelson, University of Leeds
Publication Date: 2004-10-06
Publisher: UNEP/GRID Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Citation:
Nelson, Andy, 2004. African Population Database, UNEP GRID Sioux Falls. Retrieved "date of download" from Please cite documentation as follows: Nelson, Andy, 2004. African Population Database Documentation, UNEP GRID Sioux Falls. Retrieved 1/27/2011 from UNEP/GRID Sioux Falls.
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2.5 km
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UNEP/GRID
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UNEP/GRID does not place any restrictions on the use of this data, but does request that users cite UNEP/GRID (and any other sources mentioned in documentation of the data provided) as data furnisher(s). Users of data sets supplied through UNEP/GRID are requested to incorporate in output products and reports acknowledgements to the originator of the data and to the fact that they were acquired through UNEP/GRID. Please cite data as follows: Nelson, Andy, 2004. African Population Database, UNEP GRID Sioux Falls. Retrieved "date of download" from Please cite documentation as follows: Nelson, Andy, 2004. African Population Database Documentation, UNEP GRID Sioux Falls. Retrieved "date of download" from
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