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Area of African Countries

 

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This page list the total area of African countries. It includes the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. African countries land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area in African countries is the sum of all water surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Even though Nigeria is the populous (138 million people) country in Africa the size of that country in terms of land is ranked 14th in Africa. Sudan is ranked number 1

 

 

Country

African Rank

World Rank

Area  (sq km)

Sudan

1

18

2,505,810

Algeria

2

19

2,381,740

Congo DR

3

20

2,345,410

Libya

4

25

1,759,540

Chad

5

29

1,284,000

Niger

6

30

1,267,000

Angola

7

31

1,246,700

Mali

8

32

1,240,000

South Africa

9

33

1,219,912

Ethiopia

10

35

1,127,127

Mauritania

11

37

1,030,700

Egypt

12

38

1,001,450

Tanzania

13

39

945,087

Nigeria

14

40

923,768

Namibia

15

42

825,418

Mozambique

16

44

801,590

Zambia

17

47

752,614

Somalia

18

50

637,657

Central Afri Rep.

19

51

622,984

Botswana

20

53

600,370

Madagascar

21

54

587,040

Kenya

22

55

582,650

Cameroon

23

61

475,440

Morocco

24

65

446,550

Zimbabwe

25

68

390,580

Congo Republic

26

71

342,000

Cote d'Ivoire

27

76

322,460

Burkina Faso

28

81

274,200

Gabon

29

83

267,667

Guinea

30

85

245,857

Ghana

31

87

239,460

Uganda

32

90

236,040

Senegal

33

95

196,190

Tunisia

34

99

163,610

Eritrea

35

106

121,320

Malawi

36

108

118,480

Benin

37

109

112,620

Liberia

38

111

111,370

Sierra Leone

39

127

71,740

Togo

40

134

56,785

Guinea-Bissau

41

146

36,120

Lesotho

42

150

30,355

Equatorial

43

154

28,051

Burundi

44

155

27,830

Rwanda

45

157

26,338

Djibouti

46

159

23,000

Swaziland

47

167

17,363

Gambia, The

48

175

11,300

Cape Verde

49

184

4,033

Reunion

50

188

2,517

Comoros

51

189

2,170

Mauritius

52

190

2,040

Sao Tome and Principe

53

196

1,001

Mayotte

54

217

374

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