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

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Official
figure
(where
available)
Area
1 23px Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 206,139,589 923,768 km2 (356,669 sq mi)
2 23px Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 114,963,588 1,104,300 km2 (426,373 sq mi)
3 23px Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 102,334,404 1,001,449 km2 (386,662 sq mi)
4 20px Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo 89,561,403 2,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
5 23px Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 59,734,218 945,203 km2 (364,945 sq mi)
6 23px Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 59,622,350 1,221,037 km2 (471,445 sq mi)
7 23px Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 53,714,296 580,367 km2 (224,081 sq mi)
8 23px Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda 45,741,007 236,040 km2 (91,136 sq mi)
9 23px Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 43,000,420 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi)
10 23px Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 42,268,269 1,861,484 km2 (718,723 sq mi)
11 23px Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 35,795,289 710,850 km2 (274,461 sq mi)
12 23px Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 28,013,000 801,590 km2 (309,496 sq mi)
13 23px Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 31,072,940 238,534 km2 (92,098 sq mi)
14 23px Flag of Angola.svg Angola 24,383,301 1,246,700 km2 (481,354 sq mi)
15 23px Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia 22,316,895 637,657 km2 (246,201 sq mi)
16 23px Flag of C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) 22,671,331 322,460 km2 (124,503 sq mi)
17 23px Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar 22,434,363 587,041 km2 (226,658 sq mi)
18 23px Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 21,917,602 475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi)
19 23px Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso 18,450,494 274,000 km2 (105,792 sq mi)
20 18px Flag of Niger.svg Niger 17,138,707 1,267,000 km2 (489,191 sq mi)
21 23px Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi 16,832,900 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi)
22 23px Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 15,473,905 752,614 km2 (290,586 sq mi)
23 23px Flag of Mali.svg Mali 14,528,662 1,240,192 km2 (478,841 sq mi)
24 23px Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal 14,354,690 196,723 km2 (75,955 sq mi)
25 23px Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 13,061,239 390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi)
26 23px Flag of Chad.svg Chad 11,039,873 1,284,000 km2 (495,755 sq mi)
27 23px Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 10,982,754 163,610 km2 (63,170 sq mi)
28 23px Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea 10,628,972 245,857 km2 (94,926 sq mi)
29 23px Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda 10,515,973 26,798 km2 (10,347 sq mi)
30 23px Flag of Benin.svg Benin 10,008,749 112,622 km2 (43,484 sq mi)
31 23px Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi 9,823,828 27,830 km2 (10,745 sq mi)
32 23px Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan 8,260,490 644,329 km2 (248,777 sq mi)
33 23px Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 6,536,000 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi)
34 23px Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone 6,348,350 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi)
35 23px Flag of Togo.svg Togo 6,191,155 56,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi)
36 23px Flag of Libya.svg Libya 5,298,152 1,759,540 km2 (679,362 sq mi)
37 23px Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 3,859,139 622,984 km2 (240,535 sq mi)
38 23px Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 3,718,678 1,030,700 km2 (397,955 sq mi)
39 23px Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo 3,697,490 342,000 km2 (132,047 sq mi)
40 23px Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia 3,476,608 111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi)
41 23px Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 2,280,700 825,418 km2 (318,696 sq mi)
42 23px Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 2,024,904 581,726 km2 (224,606 sq mi)
43 23px Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 1,894,194 30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi)
44 23px Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 1,882,450 28,051 km2 (10,831 sq mi)
45 20px Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 1,802,278 267,668 km2 (103,347 sq mi)
46 23px Flag of Guinea Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau 1,530,673 36,125 km2 (13,948 sq mi)
47 23px Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 1,261,208 2,040 km2 (788 sq mi)
48 23px Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 28,051 km2 (10,831 sq mi)
49 23px Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini (Swaziland) 1,119,375 17,364 km2 (6,704 sq mi)
50 23px Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti 864,618 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi)
23px Flag of France.svg Réunion (France) 840,974  
51 23px Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros 806,200 2,235 km2 (863 sq mi)
Western Sahara 510,713  
52 23px Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde 491,875 4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi)
23px Flag of France.svg Mayotte (France) 212,600 August 21, 2012
53 23px Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe 201,784 964 km2 (372 sq mi)
54 23px Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles 90,945 451 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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