List of All African Countries and their Capitals

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After Asia continent, Africa captures the second rank in terms of its population and its area becoming world’s second most populated and largest continent with near about 30.2 million km² area. Consists of 54 countries form which 2 are disputed. The adjacent islands are also included in its boundaries. When it comes to percentage in the entire earth surface, it is covering 6% of entire earth surface while 20.4% of total land area. According to a recent survey conducted in 2013, its population was calculated as 1.1 billion people who are equal to the 15% of global human populace. Geographically Africa is surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the Southeast, Mediterranean Sea to the North and by the Atlantic Ocean to the West side. Furthermore it also includes the Madagascar and numerous archipelagos. One interesting thing that is making it an important continent than others is the lowest old age people as Africa has the youngest inhabitants and a recent report has revealed that it’s 50% population have the age between 19 years and 12.  from all of the African countries, Algeria is the largest country by area size while on the other hand Nigeria is the most populated country. Africa is the home of natural resources, resorts and most importantly world largest jungle and wildlife is situated here, local people are speaking more than 600 languages in different areas having lot of different breeds and cultures. Following is the latest and complete list of all African countries along with their capitals and flags.



RankCountryCapitalArea In Km²
5.Burkina FasoOuagadougou 274,000
8.Cape VerdePraia4,033
9.Central African Republic Bangui622,984
11.Democratic Republic of CongoKinshasa2,344,860
12.Republic of Congo Brazzaville342,000
13.Cote d’ IvoireYamoussoukro322,463
15.Equatorial GuineaMalabo28,051
16.EritreaAsmara 117,600
17.EthiopiaAddis Ababa1,104,300
22.Lesotho Maseru30,355
23.Liberia Monrovia111,369
28.MauritaniaNouakchott 1,025,520
29.MauritiusPort Louis 2,040
34.Republic of DjiboutiDjibouti23,200
35.Republic of GuineaConakry245,857
36.Republic of NamibiaWindhoek824,292
37.Republic of South SudanJuba248
38. Republic of SudanKhartoum2,505,810
39.Republic of TunisiaTunis163,610
41.Sao Tome and PrincipeSão Tomé964
43. SeychellesVictoria455
44.Sierra LeoneFreetown71,740
46.South AfricaPretoria1,221,040
47. SwazilandMbabane17,364
52.Union of Comoros Moroni2,235
53.Western SaharaEl Aaiún266,000



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Notes and facts:

  • Africa has very low literacy rate as compared to other continents Due to poverty and low economic conditions , it is rated as undeveloped part of this planet with very low GDP.Currently Juba is the capital of South Sudan but in future Ramciel is planned to be the capital of South Sudan.

  • Comoros, São Tomé & Príncipe and Seychelles, and Cape Verde are not the part of Africa’s main land but in fact these are the part of African Subcontinent.

being worlds 2nd populous  continent plentiful troubles are being faced by African countries and their inhabitants.  When you think about it, each and every thought of this continent evokes abundant images of snarling lions, rhinoceros, herds of elephants and hundreds of different wild beasts. Moreover the political instability, depressing human rights, poverty and lots of other troubles are seen here. Since the start of current century, numerous African countries took a great push towards the democratic system and the economic growth of these nations also rose within short span of time. Furthermore the telecommunication and IT Sector also got a good position. And in accordance to a recent report by America, this continent can be a new Asia if it continued the same progress.with official flags and capitals the above list contains 55 African nations worldwide.

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