Biggest Countries in Africa by Area


The 10 Largest Countries in Africa

With land area of 2,381,741 km², Algeria is the biggest country in Africa, followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo (2,267,048 km²), Sudan (1,861,484 km²), Libya (1,759,540 km²), Niger (1,266,700 km²), Chad (1,259,200 km²), Angola (1,246,700 km²), Mali (1,220,190 km²), South Africa (1,214,470 km²), and Mauritania (1,025,520 km²).

Rankings of All African Countries by Area

Among 54 countries in Africa, the largest country is Algeria and the smallest one is Seychelles. The full list of African countries in is shown in the table below, ranked by size of land area.

Rank Country Name Land Area (km²) % of African Area
1 Algeria 2,381,741 8.076%
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,267,048 7.687%
3 Sudan 1,861,484 6.312%
4 Libya 1,759,540 5.966%
5 Niger 1,266,700 4.295%
6 Chad 1,259,200 4.270%
7 Angola 1,246,700 4.227%
8 Mali 1,220,190 4.137%
9 South Africa 1,214,470 4.118%
10 Mauritania 1,025,520 3.477%
11 Ethiopia 1,000,000 3.391%
12 Egypt 995,450 3.375%
13 Nigeria 910,768 3.088%
14 Tanzania 885,800 3.003%
15 Namibia 823,290 2.792%
16 Mozambique 786,380 2.666%
17 Zambia 743,398 2.521%
18 South Sudan 644,329 2.185%
19 Somalia 627,337 2.127%
20 Central African Republic 622,984 2.112%
21 Madagascar 581,540 1.972%
22 Kenya 569,140 1.930%
23 Botswana 566,730 1.922%
24 Cameroon 472,710 1.603%
25 Morocco 446,300 1.513%
26 Zimbabwe 386,847 1.312%
27 Republic of the Congo 341,500 1.158%
28 Côte d’Ivoire 318,003 1.078%
29 Burkina Faso 273,602 0.928%
30 Gabon 257,667 0.874%
31 Guinea 245,717 0.833%
32 Ghana 227,533 0.771%
33 Uganda 197,100 0.668%
34 Senegal 192,530 0.653%
35 Tunisia 155,360 0.527%
36 Benin 114,305 0.388%
37 Eritrea 101,000 0.342%
38 Liberia 96,320 0.327%
39 Malawi 94,080 0.319%
40 Sierra Leone 71,620 0.243%
41 Togo 54,385 0.184%
42 Lesotho 30,355 0.103%
43 Guinea-Bissau 28,120 0.095%
44 Equatorial Guinea 28,051 0.095%
45 Burundi 25,680 0.087%
46 Rwanda 24,668 0.084%
47 Djibouti 23,180 0.079%
48 Gambia 10,000 0.034%
49 Eswatini (Swaziland) 6704 0.023%
50 Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) 4,033 0.014%
51 Mauritius 2,030 0.007%
52 Comoros 1,862 0.006%
53 Sao Tome and Principe 964 0.003%
54 Seychelles 455 0.002%