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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Top 20 Largest Countries in Africa

African Country by Size List.

Africa map. Top five largest countries of Africa is Algeria, Congo Democratic Republic of the, Sudan, Libya and Chad.
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Which are the top twenty largest, smallest, and territorial country in Africa by land area?

1. The continent of Africa is the world’s second largest based on land area and population just after Asia.
2. Top five largest countries of Africa are Algeria, Congo Democratic Republic of the, Sudan, Libya and Chad.
3. Top five smallest African countries and territories are Mauritius, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Saint Helena and Mayotte.

African Country from largest to smallest Area sq mile Area sq km

Algeria

919,595

2,381,740

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

905,568

2,345,410

Sudan

718,723

1,861,484

Libya

679,362

1,759,540

Chad

495,755

1,284,000

Niger

489,191

1,267,000

Angola

481,354

1,246,700

Mali

478,767

1,240,000

South Africa

471,011

1,219,912

Ethiopia

435,186

1,127,127

Mauritania

397,955

1,030,700

Egypt

386,662

1,001,450

Tanzania

364,900

945,087

Nigeria

356,669

923,768

Namibia

318,696

825,418

Mozambique

309,496

801,590

Zambia

290,586

752,614

South Sudan

248,777

644,329

Somalia

246,201

637,657

Central African Republic (CAR)

240,535

622,984

Botswana

231,804

600,370

Madagascar

226,657

587,040

Kenya

224,962

582,650

Cameroon

183,568

475,440

Morocco

172,414

446,550

Zimbabwe

150,804

390,580

Republic of Congo

132,047

342,000

Cote d'Ivoire

124,503

322,460

Burkina Faso

105,869

274,200

Gabon

103,347

267,667

Western Sahara

102,703

266,000

Guinea

94,926

245,857

Ghana

92,456

239,460

Uganda

91,136

236,040

Senegal

75,749

196,190

Tunisia

63,170

163,610

Eritrea

46,842

121,320

Malawi

45,745

118,480

Benin

43,483

112,620

Liberia

43,000

111,370

Sierra Leone

27,699

71,740

Togo

21,925

56,785

Guinea-Bissau

13,946

36,120

Lesotho

11,720

30,355

Equatorial Guinea

10,831

28,051

Burundi

10,745

27,830

Rwanda

10,169

26,338

Djibouti

8,880

23,000

eSwatini

6,704

17,363

The Gambia

4,363

11,300

Capo Verde

1,557

4,033

Reunion

972

2,517

Comoros

838

2,170

Mauritius

788

2,040

São Tomé and Príncipe

386

1,001

Seychelles

176

455

Saint Helena

158

410

Mayotte

144

374

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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