Countries in Africa

Africa is the second most populated continent of the world and the second-largest continent by land area. Being separated from Europe from the north through the Mediterranean Sea and Suez Canal separates it from Asia. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean from east and southeast, and west respectively, Africa encompasses several islands to its proximity as well.

The major portion of Africa comes in the tropical region making it a hot continent. Minerals and other resources are also found in this culture-rich continent. Additionally, there are some of the world’s largest fossil fuel reserves, gems and precious metals in this continent.

When it comes to culture and languages, then Africa is one of those lucky places where people get to witness diversity. With over 1500 spoken languages, Africa becomes home to great ethnicities. Diversity only among humans is not what Africa is witnessing. With creatures like lions, snakes, leopards, elephants, and buffalo, Africa is rich in animal species as well. 

At present, there are 54 independent states in Africa. Algeria is the largest country by land in Africa which is responsible for 7% of the total continent land. The least contributing country of land in Africa is Seychelles which is just 459-kilometre square. When talking about its population, then entire Africa holds over 1.2 billion people. The country with the highest people living in it is Nigeria.

Even though Africa is the second-largest continent and the second most populous continent, still it holds less than 11% of the world’s population. However, the hop temperatures make it difficult for the people immigrants to adapt. When it comes to popular sports, then cricket and football are among the most popular sports on the continent. Africa has hosted a world cup tournament for both the sports.

List of Countries in Africa

1AlgeriaNorthern Africa
2AngolaMiddle Africa
3BeninWestern Africa
4BotswanaSouthern Africa
5Burkina FasoWestern Africa
6BurundiEastern Africa
7Cabo VerdeWestern Africa
8CameroonMiddle Africa
9Central African RepublicMiddle Africa
10ChadMiddle Africa
11ComorosEastern Africa
12CongoMiddle Africa
13Côte d’IvoireWestern Africa
14DjiboutiEastern Africa
15DR CongoMiddle Africa
16EgyptNorthern Africa
17Equatorial GuineaMiddle Africa
18EritreaEastern Africa
19EswatiniSouthern Africa
20EthiopiaEastern Africa
21GabonMiddle Africa
22GambiaWestern Africa
23GhanaWestern Africa
24GuineaWestern Africa
25Guinea-BissauWestern Africa
26KenyaEastern Africa
27LesothoSouthern Africa
28LiberiaWestern Africa
29LibyaNorthern Africa
30MadagascarEastern Africa
31MalawiEastern Africa
32MaliWestern Africa
33MauritaniaWestern Africa
34MauritiusEastern Africa
35MoroccoNorthern Africa
36MozambiqueEastern Africa
37NamibiaSouthern Africa
38NigerWestern Africa
39NigeriaWestern Africa
40RwandaEastern Africa
41Sao Tome & PrincipeMiddle Africa
42SenegalWestern Africa
43SeychellesEastern Africa
44Sierra LeoneWestern Africa
45SomaliaEastern Africa
46South AfricaSouthern Africa
47South SudanEastern Africa
48SudanNorthern Africa
49TanzaniaEastern Africa
50TogoWestern Africa
51TunisiaNorthern Africa
52UgandaEastern Africa
53ZambiaEastern Africa
54ZimbabweEastern Africa

Dependencies or other territories of Africa

Sno.Territory of AfricaDependency of
2Saint HelenaU.K.
3Western Sahara(disputed)

The updated list of all the 54 counties in Africa is mentioned below in alphabetical order and also find the Dependencies or other territories of Africa. We have collected the information from different source across world wide web, for any changes in our List of Countries in Africa please contact us at “”

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