African Countries list

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Surrounded by water from all directions, Africa is a continent with clearly determined and absolutely accurate borders. In the north it is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, in the northeast, is separated from Asia by the Suez Canal and farther by the Red Sea. From the east and southeast it is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, from the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

The total number of independent states in Africa is 54. The transcontinental country in this region is Egypt, having also a small part of its territory in Asia, on the other side of the Suez Canal, but politically it is a member of the African Union.

Among the African countries, the biggest one is Algeria, occupying around 7% of the continent’s territory. And the smallest nation is the Seychelles, the worldwide famous luxurious beach holiday destination, occupying 115 islands stretching along the mainland’s eastern coast.

The colorful Morocco is in the first place among the most popular travel spots in this part of the world, the second place belongs to South Africa, followed by Egypt and Tunisia.

Approximate number of population in African Countries is 1,097,026,000

 African Countries listed on Alphabetical Order

AAlgeriaAngolaBBeninBotswanaBurkina FasoBurundiCCabo VerdeCameroonCentral African RepublicChadComorosCongo, Republic of theCongo, Democratic Republic of theCote d’IvoireDDjiboutiEEgyptEquatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopiaGGabonGambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauKKenyaLLesothoLiberiaLibyaMMadagascarMalawiMaliMauritaniaMauritiusMoroccoMozambiqueNNamibiaNigerNigeriaRRwandaSSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSeychellesSierra LeoneSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth SudanSudanSwazilandTTanzaniaTogoTunisiaUUgandaZZambiaZimbabwe

Africa has one of the most land masses on earth, covering 30.2 million square km (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands. With this, Africa covers 6% of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 % of the world’s land area and is home to more than 1 billion people.

There are 54 African countries sharing this huge land mass. Most countries in Africa have seen a massive population growth with values doubling up in the past 50 years and these values are estimated to at least double by 2050 according to the latest United Nations projections.

In Africa today, 2 in every 3 people living in Africa are under 25 years of age (This number is 2 times the number in Europe). The population distribution of people in African countries is such that 32 inhabitants live in every square km and on the average, the Sub-Saharan Africa is more densely populated than the Latin America which has 28 inhabitants living in every square Km and it is estimated that Sub-Saharan Africa’s population density is going to increase to more than double where Latin America is today.

In most African countries, two-thirds of the population still live in rural areas although there is massive migration to the towns.

As at 1960, only the city of Johannesburg, had a population of more than one million people but not anymore since more than 40 African cities now have more 1 million people and if this rate continues, more than 50% of rural dwellers will migrate to the urban areas by 2030.

 African Countries listed based on number of population

noCountryPopulationCountry CodeCapitalPopulation
1Seychelles Island94,000248Victoria25,000
2São Tomé and Príncipe194,000239São Tomé43,400
3Cape Verde511,000238Praia62,000
4Equatorial Guinea685,000240Malabo35,000
5Comoros743,000269Moroni19,000
6Djibouti918,000253Djibouti62,000
7Swaziland1,077,000268Mbabane41,000
8Mauritius1,273,000230Port Louis145,000
9Guinea-Bissau1,699,000245Bissau120,000
10Gambia1,794,000220Banjul52,000
11Lesotho1,887,000266Maseru14,000
12Botswana2,096,000267Gaborone140,000
13Namibia2,160,000264Windhoek148,000
14Gabon2,204,000241Libreville57,000
15Mauritania3,461,000222Nouakchott135,000
16Liberia3,881,000231Monrovia430,000
17Republic of the Congo4,525,000242Brazzaville620,000
18Eritrea4,980,000291Asmara (Asmera)360,000
19Central African Republic5,217,000236Bangui480,000
20Sierra Leone5,823,000232Freetown48,000
21Libya6,323,000218Tripoli570,000
22Togo6,675,000228Lomé160,000
23Burundi9,023,000257Bujumbura240,000
24Somalia9,662,000252Mogadishu260,000
25Republic of Benin9,742,000229Porto-Novo185,000
26South Sudan10,334,000211Juba250,000
27Rwanda10,780,000250Kigali118,000
28Tunisia10,889,000216Tunis620,000
29Guinea11,861,000224Conakry770,000
30Chad12,948,000235N’Djamena190,000
31Zimbabwe13,098,000263Harare1,200,000
32Senegal13,567,000221Dakar165,000
33Zambia14,129,000260Lusaka1,000,000
34Malawi15,316,000265Lilongwe250,000
35Mali16,678,000223Bamako700,000
36Niger Republic16,850,000227Niamey250,000
37Burkina Faso17,338,000226Ouagadougou650,000
38Angola21,256,000244Luanda470,000
39Cameroon21,331,000237Yaoundé660,000
40Madagascar21,852,000261Antananarivo370,000
41Ivory Coast24,261,000225Yamoussoukro110,000
42Mozambique24,491,000258Maputo900,000
43Ghana26,441,000233Accra600,000
44Morocco32,950,000212Rabat1,230,000
45Sudan35,150,000249Khartoum930,000
46Uganda35,363,000256Kampala330,000
47Algeria38,295,000213Algiers1,600,000
48Kenya43,291,000254Nairobi1,200,000
49Tanzania45,950,000255Dar es Salaam1,100,000
50South Africa53,076,00027Cape Town1,600,000
51Democratic Republic of the Congo74,618,000243Kinshasa2,800,000
52Egypt84,605,00020Cairo6,800,000
53Ethiopia86,565,000251Addis Ababa2,400,000
54Nigeria177,096,000234Abuja300,000

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