List of African Countries By Population And Area

African Countries

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 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population.

African Countries By Population And Area

RankCountry
(or dependent territory)
Official
figure
(where
available)
Area
123px Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria206,139,589923,768 km2 (356,669 sq mi)
223px Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia114,963,5881,104,300 km2 (426,373 sq mi)
323px Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt102,334,4041,001,449 km2 (386,662 sq mi)
420px Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo89,561,4032,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
523px Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania59,734,218945,203 km2 (364,945 sq mi)
623px Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa59,622,3501,221,037 km2 (471,445 sq mi)
723px Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya53,714,296580,367 km2 (224,081 sq mi)
823px Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda45,741,007236,040 km2 (91,136 sq mi)
923px Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria43,000,4202,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi)
1023px Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan42,268,2691,861,484 km2 (718,723 sq mi)
1123px Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco35,795,289710,850 km2 (274,461 sq mi)
1223px Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique28,013,000801,590 km2 (309,496 sq mi)
1323px Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana31,072,940238,534 km2 (92,098 sq mi)
1423px Flag of Angola.svg Angola24,383,3011,246,700 km2 (481,354 sq mi)
1523px Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia22,316,895637,657 km2 (246,201 sq mi)
1623px Flag of C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)22,671,331322,460 km2 (124,503 sq mi)
1723px Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar22,434,363587,041 km2 (226,658 sq mi)
1823px Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon21,917,602475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi)
1923px Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso18,450,494274,000 km2 (105,792 sq mi)
2018px Flag of Niger.svg Niger17,138,7071,267,000 km2 (489,191 sq mi)
2123px Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi16,832,900118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi)
2223px Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia15,473,905752,614 km2 (290,586 sq mi)
2323px Flag of Mali.svg Mali14,528,6621,240,192 km2 (478,841 sq mi)
2423px Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal14,354,690196,723 km2 (75,955 sq mi)
2523px Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe13,061,239390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi)
2623px Flag of Chad.svg Chad11,039,8731,284,000 km2 (495,755 sq mi)
2723px Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia10,982,754163,610 km2 (63,170 sq mi)
2823px Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea10,628,972245,857 km2 (94,926 sq mi)
2923px Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda10,515,97326,798 km2 (10,347 sq mi)
3023px Flag of Benin.svg Benin10,008,749112,622 km2 (43,484 sq mi)
3123px Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi9,823,82827,830 km2 (10,745 sq mi)
3223px Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan8,260,490644,329 km2 (248,777 sq mi)
3323px Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea6,536,000117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi)
3423px Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone6,348,35071,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi)
3523px Flag of Togo.svg Togo6,191,15556,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi)
3623px Flag of Libya.svg Libya5,298,1521,759,540 km2 (679,362 sq mi)
3723px Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic3,859,139622,984 km2 (240,535 sq mi)
3823px Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania3,718,6781,030,700 km2 (397,955 sq mi)
3923px Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo3,697,490342,000 km2 (132,047 sq mi)
4023px Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia3,476,608111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi)
4123px Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia2,280,700825,418 km2 (318,696 sq mi)
4223px Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana2,024,904581,726 km2 (224,606 sq mi)
4323px Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho1,894,19430,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi)
4423px Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea1,882,45028,051 km2 (10,831 sq mi)
4520px Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon1,802,278267,668 km2 (103,347 sq mi)
4623px Flag of Guinea Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau1,530,67336,125 km2 (13,948 sq mi)
4723px Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius1,261,2082,040 km2 (788 sq mi)
4823px Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea1,222,44228,051 km2 (10,831 sq mi)
4923px Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini (Swaziland)1,119,37517,364 km2 (6,704 sq mi)
5023px Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti864,61823,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi)
23px Flag of France.svg Réunion (France)840,974 
5123px Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros806,2002,235 km2 (863 sq mi)
Western Sahara510,713 
5223px Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde491,8754,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi)
23px Flag of France.svg Mayotte (France)212,600August 21, 2012
5323px Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe201,784964 km2 (372 sq mi)
5423px Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles90,945451 km2 (174 sq mi)
23px Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK)5,633 

 

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