List of African countries by area

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Below is a list of all countries in Africa, in order of geographical area. Sudan was, with an area of 2,505,813km², formerly the largest country in Africa, until South Sudan formally split from it in 2011.

Rank Country[1][2][3] Area[a][b][4]
1 Algeria 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi)
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
3 Sudan 1,861,484 km2 (718,723 sq mi)
4 Libya 1,759,540 km2 (679,362 sq mi)
5 Chad 1,284,000 km2 (495,755 sq mi)
6 Niger 1,267,000 km2 (489,191 sq mi)
7 Angola 1,246,700 km2 (481,354 sq mi)
8 Mali 1,240,192 km2 (478,841 sq mi)
9 South Africa 1,221,037 km2 (471,445 sq mi)
10 Ethiopia 1,104,300 km2 (426,373 sq mi)
11 Mauritania 1,030,700 km2 (397,955 sq mi)
12 Egypt[a] 1,001,449 km2 (386,662 sq mi)
13 Tanzania 945,203 km2 (364,945 sq mi)
14 Nigeria 923,768 km2 (356,669 sq mi)
15 Namibia 825,418 km2 (318,696 sq mi)
16 Mozambique 801,590 km2 (309,496 sq mi)
17 Zambia 752,614 km2 (290,586 sq mi)
18 South Sudan 644,329 km2 (248,777 sq mi)
19 Somalia 637,657 km2 (246,201 sq mi)
20 Central African Republic 622,984 km2 (240,535 sq mi)
21 Madagascar 587,041 km2 (226,658 sq mi)
22 Botswana 581,726 km2 (224,606 sq mi)
23 Kenya 580,367 km2 (224,081 sq mi)
24 Cameroon 475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi)
25 Morocco 446,550 km2 (172,414 sq mi)[b]
26 Zimbabwe 390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi)
27 Republic of the Congo 342,000 km2 (132,047 sq mi)
28 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) 322,460 km2 (124,503 sq mi)
29 Burkina Faso 274,000 km2 (105,792 sq mi)
30 Gabon 267,668 km2 (103,347 sq mi)
31 Guinea 245,857 km2 (94,926 sq mi)
32 Ghana 238,534 km2 (92,098 sq mi)
33 Uganda 236,040 km2 (91,136 sq mi)
34 Senegal 196,723 km2 (75,955 sq mi)
35 Tunisia 163,610 km2 (63,170 sq mi)
36 Malawi 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi)
37 Eritrea 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi)
38 Benin 112,622 km2 (43,484 sq mi)
39 Liberia 111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi)
40 Sierra Leone 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi)
41 Togo 56,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi)
42 Guinea-Bissau 36,125 km2 (13,948 sq mi)
43 Lesotho 30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi)
44 Equatorial Guinea 28,051 km2 (10,831 sq mi)
45 Burundi 27,830 km2 (10,745 sq mi)
46 Rwanda 26,798 km2 (10,347 sq mi)
47 Djibouti 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi)
48 Eswatini (Swaziland) 17,364 km2 (6,704 sq mi)
49 Gambia, The 10,380 km2 (4,008 sq mi)
50 Cape Verde 4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi)
51 Comoros 2,235 km2 (863 sq mi)
52 Mauritius 2,040 km2 (788 sq mi)
53 São Tomé and Príncipe 964 km2 (372 sq mi)
54 Seychelles 451 km2 (174 sq mi)
Notes
  1. ^ Excluding Asian section.
  2. ^ Excluding all disputed lands (Western Sahara and Spanish territories)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Field Listing :: Names". CIA. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ "UNGEGN List of Country Names" (PDF). United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names. 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. ^ "List of countries, territories and currencies". Europa. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Field Listing :: Area". CIA. Retrieved 7 August 2011.