[This post was updated 9/22/2013 since I've had several new visitors from African countries including representatives from five additional countries from which no one had visited by May 21, 2013.
Since I began tracking statistics on Flag Counter a few months ago there have been no visitors from a significant chunk of the world's second largest and second most populated continent. Of the 54 total geographic entities identified by Flag Counter that have not been represented in visitors to my website, 23 of them are from Africa. Here is a list of those missing:
|Name (official name)||Population||Capital||Official language(s)||Area (km2)|
|Benin (Republic of Benin)||8,439,000||Porto Novo||French||112,622|
|Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso)||13,228,000||Ouagadougou||French||274,000|
|Burundi (Republic of Burundi)||7,548,000||Bujumbura||Kirundi, French||27,830|
|Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde)||420,979||Praia||Portuguese||4,033|
|Central African Republic (Central African Republic)||4,216,666||Bangui||Sango, French||622,984|
|Chad (Republic of Chad)||10,146,000||N'Djamena||French, Arabic||1,284,000|
|Comoros (Union of the Comoros)||798,000||Moroni||Arabic, French, Comorian||2,235|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)||71,712,867||Kinshasa||French||2,344,858|
|Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea)||504,000||Malabo||Spanish, French, Portuguese||28,051|
|Eritrea (State of Eritrea)||5,880,000||Asmara||Tigrinya, Arabic, English||117,600|
|Gabon (Gabonese Republic)||1,384,000||Libreville||French||267,668|
|Guinea (Republic of Guinea)||9,402,000||Conakry||French||245,857|
|Guinea-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau)||1,586,000||Bissau||Portuguese||36,125|
|Liberia (Republic of Liberia)||3,283,000||Monrovia||English||111,369|
|Mali (Republic of Mali)||13,518,000||Bamako||French||1,240,192|
|Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania)||3,069,000||Nouakchott||Arabic||1,030,700|
|Niger (Republic of Niger)||13,957,000||Niamey||French||1,267,000|
|São Tomé and Príncipe (Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe)||157,000||São Tomé||Portuguese||964|
|Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles)||80,654||Victoria||English, French, Seychellois Creole||451|
|Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone)||6,144,562||Freetown||English||71,740|
|Somalia (Somali Republic)||9,832,017||Mogadishu||Somali, Arabic||637,657|
|South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan)||8,260,490||Juba||English||644,329|
|Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland)||1,032,000||Lobamba||English, Swati||17,364|
The population count in all of these countries combined is just under 200 million.
My site isn't invisible, even to areas I didn't expect to have visitors. I've had 159 visitors from Iran, 111 from Saudi Arabia, 88 from China, and 43 from Syria [as of 9/22/2013]. I have even had one from Cuba. Still no one from North Korea, surprise, surprise. I’ve had over 80,000 visitors from the rest of the world (represented by 187 countries and territories) since I attached the Flag Counter widget a few months ago (if I understand Flag Counter, that’s new visitors, not repeat visitors). Not surprisingly, most are from the U.S., Canada, and Europe, although I’ve had healthy volumes from Brazil (Oi) and India (Namaste).
Access to the Internet is limited for a lot of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa because a lot of that region is plagued by the lack of electricity, which is something I rail against in another post. Obviously, I’d love to have a lot more visitors from Africa, but I think that desire is a bit shallow when compared to the greater necessity for modern resources. But at any rate, welcome Africa. It’s great to know you’re stumbling on my blog and I hope you find something interesting herein.