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Saturday, December 31, 2016

List of African Countries and Capital Cities

Alphabetical list of countries in Africa Capital Cities and Seats of Government.


The present, economic, and human development in most African countries is astonishing. According to the African Economist, the three most populated capital cities in Africa are Lagos Nigeria, Cairo Egypt, and Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo. Lagos Nigeria is the 15th most populous city in the world.
Africa has the youngest population in the world.

Africa has 54 countries, 2 unofficially recognized territories and 10 dependent territories which explains why in some cases Africa is listed as having a different number of countries. 


However, according to Africa check, there are 55 states that are internationally recognized and members of either the African Union or the United Nations or both. 


The African Union (AU), a continental union recognizes Africa has having 54 countries. Therefore since Africa recognizes Africa has having 54 counties, that is the number we will use, 54.

Officially according to the AU, Africa has 54 countries with Algeria being the largest and The Gambia the smallest on the mainland and Seychelles the smallest overall by far. Algeria has an area of 919,595 sq miles, 2,381,740 sq km or 588,540,771 acres and Seychelles is 175 sq miles, 455 sq. km, or 112432 acres.

African Country                       Capital City and Seat of Government
Algeria
Algiers
Angola
Luanda
Benin
Porto-Novo official capital and Cotonou the seat of government
Botswana
Gaborone
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Burundi
Bujumbura
Cabo Verde
Praia
Cameroon
Yaoundé
Central African Republic
Bangui
Chad
N'Djamena
Comoros
Moroni
Côte d'Ivoire
Yamoussoukro
*Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa
Djibouti
Djibouti City
Egypt
Cairo
Equatorial Guinea
Malabo
Eritrea
Asmara
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Gabon
Libreville
Ghana
Accra
Guinea
Conakry
Guinea-Bissau
Bissau
Kenya
Nairobi
Lesotho
Maseru
Liberia
Monrovia
Libya
Tripoli
Madagascar
Antananarivo
Malawi
Lilongwe
Mali
Bamako
Mauritania
Nouakchott
Mauritius
Port Louis
*Morocco
Rabat
Mozambique
Maputo
Namibia
Windhoek
Niger
Niamey
Nigeria
Abuja
Republic of the Congo
Brazzaville
Rwanda
Kigali
Senegal
Dakar
Seychelles
Victoria
Sierra Leone
Freetown
Somalia
Mogadishu
*Somaliland
Hargeisa
South Africa
Cape Town Legislative, Bloemfontein  Judicial, Pretoria Administrative
South Sudan
Juba
Sudan
Khartoum
Swaziland
Mbabane and Lobamba is the Royal and Legislative
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
The Gambia
Banjul
The Republic of Congo
Brazzaville
Togo
Lomé
Tunisia
Tunis
Uganda
Kampala
* Western Sahara
El Aaiún
Zambia
Lusaka
Zimbabwe
Harare

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