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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.

How many countries does Africa have?

How many countries in Africa and the real truth behind the confusing number of countries.

Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements.

Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements.

How many countries does Africa have


How many countries does Africa really have?

Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements.

The answer is if you are referring to sovereign states officially recognized by the African Union, Africa has 54 however if you are referring to United Nations African countries then Africa has 58 but, African states whose sovereignty is internationally recognized with diplomatic recognition is 55. This explains why in some cases Africa is listed as having 54, 55 and 58 countries.

The African Union (AU), founded May 2001 is a continental union recognizes Africa has having 54 countries.

African Union recognized African Countries

1. Algeria

2. Angola

3. Benin

4. Botswana

5. Burkina Faso

6. Burundi

7. Cabo Verde

8. Cameroon

9. Central African Republic

10. Chad

11. Comoros

12. Côte d'Ivoire

13. *Democratic Republic of Congo

14. Djibouti

15. Egypt

16. Equatorial Guinea

17. Eritrea

18. Ethiopia

19. Gabon

20. Ghana

21. Guinea

22. Guinea-Bissau

23. Kenya

24. Lesotho

25. Liberia

26. Libya

27. Madagascar

28. Malawi

29. Mali

30. Mauritania

31. Mauritius

32. Mozambique

33. Namibia

34. Niger

35. Nigeria

36. Republic of the Congo

37. Rwanda

38. Senegal

39. Seychelles

40. Sierra Leone

41. Somalia

42. South Africa

43. South Sudan

44. Sudan

45. Swaziland

46. Tanzania

47. The Gambia

48. The Republic of Congo

49. Togo

50. Tunisia

51. Uganda

52. Western Sahara

53. Zambia

54. Zimbabwe


Democratic Republic of Congo was suspended in 2013 from the African Union.

There are 55 African states whose sovereignty is internationally recognized with diplomatic recognition.

African Union’s 54 counties plus:

Morocco


The United Nations (UN) an international organization founded in 1945 recognizes Africa has having 58 countries.

African Union’s 54 counties plus:

1. Mayotte

2. Réunion

3. Western Sahara

4. Saint Helena


Public opinion lists Africa as having 57 countries; this is the only number that is incorrect. The 57 African countries include a portion of Africa Union’s countries and one of the United Nations countries.

1. Morocco

2. Somaliland

3. Western Sahara

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Did you know? Somaliland is a self-declared African state that seceded from Somalia in 1991, and advocates independence for the northwestern portion of the Somali Democratic Republic.


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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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