List of All Countries in Africa
Africa is the third most extensive continent (after Asia and America) with about 30 million square kilometers, covering 20.3% of the total land area of the planet. It is the second most populous continent on Earth (behind Asia) with about one billion people, representing about one-seventh of the world’s population, and 54 independent countries.
It presents great ethnic, cultural, social and political diversity. Of the thirty poorest countries in the world (with more problems of malnutrition, illiteracy, low life expectancy), at least 21 are Africans. Despite this there are some countries with a reasonable standard of living, but there is no country actually developed in Africa. Mauritius and Seychelles have a fairly reasonable quality of life , As even the recent revolution also Libya. There are still other African countries with quality of life and reasonable development indexes, such as the largest African economy, South Africa (0.666) and other countries Such as Morocco (0.628), Algeria (0.736), Tunisia (0.726), Cape Verde (0.646),Sao Tome and Principe (0.555), Congo (0.598) and Botswana (0.698).
Countries in Africa by Population
Currently, there are 54 independent countries in Africa. Among these African countries, the most populous is Nigeria and the least populated is Seychelles. The full list of countries in Africa is shown in the table below, ranked by latest total population.
Territories in Africa by Population
In addition to independent countries, there are also dependent territories in Africa. See table below for a full list of all 4 African territories, with latest total population and dependencies.
|Rank||Dependent Territory||Population||Territory of|
African Countries by Area
Below is a list of all the African countries, in order of land area size. Algeria is the biggest country while Seychelles is the smallest one.
|Rank||Country Name||Land Area (km²)|
|2||Democratic Republic of the Congo||2,267,048|
|20||Central African Republic||622,984|
|27||Republic of the Congo||341,500|
|53||Sao Tome and Principe||964|
Alphabetical List of Countries and Dependencies in Africa
In summary, there are a total of 58 independent countries and dependent territories in Africa. See the following for full list of African countries and dependencies in alphabetical order:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Republic of Congo
- Réunion (France)
- Saint Helena (U.K.)
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan