I don’t think Afrika is overpopulated. Europe is.
Most Afrikan countries or most sub-Saharan black Afrikan countries have population densities of less than 50/sq. km, the world average, whereas most European countries have densities twice, and a few of them up to 6 times, that amount (50-600/sq. km).
THE ACCESSIBILITY OF RAW MATERIALS—or access to raw materials—is of course a vital factor in sustaining populations in densely populated areas … wherever it works, IF it works. Otherwise people would of course not peacefully live congested together in a single area. (As commonplace as water may be, raw materials may also include fresh water). Afrika has vast amounts of raw materials of course, is easily the richest continent in terms of raw materials alone; of course Europe (including North America & Australia) can’t match Afrika in the amount of natural raw materials possessed. That’s my guess. However, of course the raw materials need to be processed (and sometimes even “ discovered” before they’re “processed”), and that’s where we Afrikans have a really serious problem.
Nevertheless, I for one would still say Europe is “more overpopulated” than Afrika.
I have to consider the following:-
The World’s continents by size:
1. Asia - (44,579,000 sq km)
2. Africa - (30,065,000 sq km)
3. North America - (24,256,000 sq km)
4. South America - (17,819,000 sq km)
5. Antarctica - (13,209,000 sq km)
6. Europe - (9,938,000 sq km)
7. Australia/Oceania - (7,687,000 sq km)
The size of Afrika is almost the same as the size of Europe, Australia and North America combined. (More exactly, the landmass of Afrika is three-quarters their combined size). Europe is therefore the smallest of “major” continents, has all the know-how of harnessing nature but really little or no own raw materials.
I have to consider also that the current world population is (about) 6.5 billion. Afrika may be a little more populated than Europe (by about 150 million people), but Europe is still one-third the size of Afrika:
World's Population by Continents3 (December 2005 estimates)
(60% of the world's population lives in the continent of Asia.)
4. North America—508,915,797
5. South America—366,803,836
6. Oceania (incl. Australia)—32,352,618
7. Antarctica—no permanent population
… which mathematically makes Europe 250%—(or two and a half times)—AS OVERPOPULATED as Afrika is, therefore more densely populated, following from the above statistics.
Or is my calculation wrong?
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