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African Country Names List with Capital Cities

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



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 countries, 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.



What is a Capital City?


The word capital originates from the Latin capitalis, meaning of the head. This is where government buildings are and where government leaders work. As the city at the head of the territory, it is linked to the state, the politics of a capital city is not unique to the national capital but it also exists at all levels of government. For that reason, many capitals are built in the center of countries as they need to be seen as representative and accessible to the entire state. Capital cities focus legislative power in a single location rather than spread out across a state. In some countries, there are capital cities that serve as capitals and seats of government.


What is a Seat of Government?

The seat of government is the building, complex of buildings or the city from which a government exercises its authority. In most countries, the nation’s capital is also seat of its government, thus that city is appropriately referred to as the national seat of government. The terms are not however, completely synonymous, as some countries' seat of government differs from the capital.



How Did Africa’s Newest Country of South Sudan Choose Juba as the Capital?


The Ceasefire Joint Military Committee and the Headquarters of the Joint Integrated Units were agreed by the Parties of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to be located in Juba. During the drafting of the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, the issue of the capital city was one of the issues discussed by the Drafting Committee with Dr. John Garang de Mabior.

On September 7, 2011, the President of the newly born Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, issued an order forming a governmental committee to make the necessary preparations for the building of the new capital to be known as Ramciel Union.

Before his death in a plane crash July 30, 2005, Dr. Garang commissioned a technical committee to conduct a feasibility study for the new capital of South Sudan. Ramciel was identified as potential site for the new capital city as it lies between the three greater regions of the South, Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria, and Upper Nile.

Officials say the uncertainty in the town had made access to land difficult to the national government, the ordinary people, as well as the investors that they said, had hampered the prospect for development in the area. Ramciel which officials say means, where rhinos meet in the two slightly different Dinka words, has almost no infrastructure, no towns, and only a few seasonal villages. To date, no further steps have been made to move the capital of South Sudan from Juba to Ramciel.


Africa’s Five Largest Capital Cities


Lagos, Nigeria – 21 million
Largest population of any African nation; significant population clusters are scattered throughout the country, with the highest density areas being in the south and southwest.


Cairo, Egypt – 20.4 million
Approximately 95 percent of the population lives within 12 miles or 20 km of the Nile River and its delta; vast areas of the country remain sparsely populated or uninhabited.


Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo – 13.3 million
Urban clusters are spread throughout the country, particularly in the northeast along the border with Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi; the largest city is the capital, Kinshasha, located in the west along the Congo River; the south is least densely populated.


Luanda, Angola – 6.5 million
Most people live in the western half of the country; urban areas account for the highest concentrations of people, particularly Luanda.


Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire – 4.7 million

The population is primarily located in the forested south, with the highest concentration of people residing in and around the cities on the Atlantic coast; most of the northern savanna remains sparsely populated with higher concentrations located along transportation corridors.

African Country Names List with Capital Cities

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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