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True Facts about Africa

  1. It is the second largest continent of the world

Africa, the second-largest continent, covers an area more than three times that of the United States. From north to south, Africa stretches about 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles). It is connected to Asia by the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt. The Sahara, which covers much of North Africa, is the world’s largest hot desert. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% of the world’s human population.

Map of Africa showing countries

 

Countries of Africa

There are 55 countries in Africa today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in the table below, with current population and sub region.

Countries in alphabetical order and their capitals

No. Country Name                            Capital

  1. Algeria………………………………………. Algiers

  2. Angola………………………………………..Luanda

  3. Benin…………………………………………..Porto-Novo

  4. Botswana…………………………………Gaborone

  5. Burkina Faso…………………………… Ouagadougou

  6. Burundi………………………………………Bujumbura

  7. Cameroon………………………………… Yaounde

  8.  Cape Verde.…………………………….. Praia

  9. Central African Republic…………..Bangui

  10. Chad…………………………………………… N’Djamena

  11. Comoros…………………………………….. Moroni

  12. Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa

  13. Republic of Congo……………………. Brazzaville

  14. Cote d’Ivoire………………………………. Yamoussoukro

  15. Djibouti……………………………………….. Djibouti

  16. Egypt………………………………………………….     Cairo
  17. Equatorial Guinea……………………………….. Malabo
  18. Eritrea……………………………………………………… Asmara
  19. Ethiopia…………………………………………………… Addis Ababa
  20. Gabon………………………………………………………….. Libreville
  21. The Gambia…………………………………………………… Banjul
  22. Ghana……………………………………………………………. Accra
  23. Guinea…………………………………………………………… Conakry
  24. Guinea…………………………………………………………………..Bissau Bissau
  25. Kenya………………………………………………………………….. Nairobi
  26. Lesotho…………………………………………………………………Maseru
  27. Liberia…………………………………………………………………. Monrovia
  28. Libya…………………………………………………………………….Tripoli
  29. Madagascar………………………………………………………….Antananarivo
  30. Malawi…………………………………………………………………..Lilongwe
  31. Mali………………………………………………………………………. Bamako
  32. Mauritania……………………………………………………………..Nouakchott
  33. Mauritius………………………………………………………………..Port Louis
  34. Morocco.………………………………………………………………. Rabat
  35. Mozambique………………………………………………………… Maputo
  36. Namibia…………………………………………………………………Windhoek
  37. Niger…………………………………………………………………….. Niamey
  38. Nigeria………………………………………………………………….. Abuja
  39. Rwanda………………………………………………………………… Kigali
  40. Republic Arab Saharawi Democratic…………………… Aauin
  41. Sao Tome and Principe…………………………………………..Sao Tome
  42. Senegal……………………………………………………………………Dakar
  43. Seychelles………………………………………………………………..Victoria
  44. Sierra Leone…………………………………………………………….Freetown
  45. Somalia……………………………………………………………………Mogadishu
  46. South Africa ………………………………………………Pretoria (Executive), Bloemfontein (Judicial), Cape town (Legislative)
  47. South Sudan……………………………………………………………. Juba
  48. Sudan…………………………………………………………………………Khartoum
  49. Eswatini……………………………………………………………………..Lobamba (royal and legislative) Mbabane (Administrative)
  50. Tanzania…………………………………………………………………….Dar es Salaam (Traditional capital) Dodoma (Legislature)
  51. Togo………………………………………………………………………….. Lomé
  52. Tunisia………………………………………………………………………..Tunis
  53. Uganda……………………………………………………………………….Kampala
  54. Zambia………………………………………………………………………..Lusaka
  55. Zimbabwe……………………………………………………………………Harare

 

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