How Many Countries Are In Africa? Check Now!

How many countries are there in Africa? This is a question that needed to be properly answered, having knowledge of the number of countries in Africa is very important and that is the main reason why we have written this article.

Have you been asking this same question about “How Many Countries are in Africa”? here is an answer for you, there are 54.

Africa has the largest number of countries, followed by Asia and Europe with a total of 50 countries each.

Africa is also the poorest continent, the second most populous and the third-largest in the world.

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Africa Geographical Regions

African countries are divided into five geographical regions :

  • Southern Africa
  • Central Africa
  • North Africa
  • Western Africa
  • East Africa

Country List

Below is the list of countries for each of the regions of the African continent.

 

Southern Africa

Five countries are part of Southern Africa:

1. South Africa

  • Capital: Pretoria (Executive), Bloemfontein (Judiciary), Cape Town (Legislative)
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,219,090 km 2
  • Language: Afrikaans and English (plus eleven official languages)
  • Currency: Rand

2. Botswana

  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Approximate territorial extension: 581,730 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Pula

 

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3. Lesotho

  • Capital: Maseru
  • Approximate territorial extension: 30,360 km 2
  • Language: English and Sessoto
  • Currency: Loti

 

4. Namibia

  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Approximate territorial extension: 824.290 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Namibian Dolla

 

5. Swaziland

  • Capital: Mbabane / Lobamba
  • Approximate territorial extension: 17.630 km 2
  • Language: English and Sussuati
  • Currency: Lilangeni

 

Central africa

Nine countries are part of Central Africa, three of which belong to PALOP – Portuguese Speaking African Countries (Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe):

 

1. Angola

  • Capital: Luanda
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,246,700 km 2
  • Portuguese language
  • Currency: Kuanza

 

2. Cameroon

  • Capital: Yaoundé
  • Approximate territorial extension: 475,440 km 2
  • Language: French and English
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

3. Chad

  • Capital: N’Djamena
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,284,000 km 2
  • Language: Arabic and French
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

4. Gabon

  • Capital: Libreville
  • Approximate territorial extension: 267,670 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

5. Equatorial Guinea

  • Capital: Malabo
  • Approximate territorial extension: 28.050 km 2
  • Language: Portuguese, Spanish and French
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

6. Central African Republic

  • Capital: Bangui
  • Approximate territorial extension: 622.980 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

7. Republic of the Congo

  • Capital: Brazzaville
  • Approximate territorial extension: 342,000 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

8. Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Approximate territorial extension: 2,344,860 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: Congolese Franc

 

9. Sao Tome and Principe

  • Capital: Sao Tome
  • Approximate territorial extension: 960 km 2
  • Portuguese language
  • Currency: Fold

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North Africa

Seven countries are part of North Africa, also called North Africa:

 

1. Algeria

  • Capital: Algiers
  • Approximate territorial extension: 2,381,740 km 2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Algerian Dinar

 

2. Egypt

  • Capital: Cairo
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,001,450 km 2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Egyptian Pound

 

3. Libya

  • Capital: Tripoli
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,759,540 km 2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Dinar

 

4. Morocco

  • Capital: Rabat
  • Approximate territorial extension: 446,550 km 2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Dirham

 

5. Sudan

  • Capital: Khartoum
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,861,484 km 2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Sudanese Pound

 

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6. South Sudan

  • Capital: Juba
  • Approximate territorial extension: 644.329 km 2
  • Language: English and Arabic
  • Currency: South Sudanese Pound

 

7. Tunisia

  • Capital: Tunis
  • Approximate territorial extension: 163,610 km 2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Tunisian Dinar

 

Western Africa

Sixteen countries are part of West Africa, two of which belong to the PALOP (Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau):

 

1. Benin

  • Capital: Porto Novo
  • Approximate territorial extension: 112.620 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

2. Burkina Faso

  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Approximate territorial extension: 274,220 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

3. Cape Verde

  • Capital: Beach
  • Approximate territorial extension: 4,030 km 2
  • Portuguese language
  • Currency: Cape Verdean Shield

 

4. Ivory Coast

  • Capital: Yamoussoukro
  • Approximate territorial extension: 322,460 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

5. The Gambia

  • Capital: Banjul
  • Approximate territorial extension: 11.300 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Dalasi

 

6. Ghana

  • Capital: Accra
  • Approximate territorial extension: 238.540 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Cedi

 

7. Guinea

  • Capital: Conakry
  • Approximate territorial extension: 245,860 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: Guinean Franc

 

8. Guinea-Bissau

  • Capital: Bissau
  • Approximate territorial extension: 36.130 km 2
  • Portuguese language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

9. Liberia

  • Capital: Monrovia
  • Approximate territorial extension: 111.370 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Liberian Dollar

 

10. Mali

  • Capital: Bamako
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,240,190 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

11. Mauritania

  • Capital: Nouakchott
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,030,700 km 2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Eagle

 

12. Niger

  • Capital: Niamey
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,267,000 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

13. Nigeria

  • Capital: Abuja
  • Approximate territorial extension: 923.770 km²
  • English language
  • Currency: Naira

 

14. Senegal

  • Capital: Dakar
  • Approximate territorial extension: 196.720 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

 

15. Sierra Leone

  • Capital: Freetown
  • Approximate territorial extension: 71.740 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Leone

 

16. Togo

  • Capital: Lomé
  • Approximate territorial extension: 56.790 km 2
  • French Language
  • Currency: CFA Franc

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East Africa

Seventeen countries are part of Southern Africa, one of which belongs to the PALOP (Mozambique).

 

1. Burundi

  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Approximate territorial extension: 27,830 km 2
  • Language: French and Kyrundi
  • Currency: Burundian Franc

 

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2. Comoros

  • Capital: Moroni
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,861 km 2
  • Language: Arabic, French and Comorian
  • Currency: Comoros Franc

 

3. Djibouti

  • Capital: Djibouti
  • Approximate territorial extension: 23,200 km 2
  • Language: Arabic and French
  • Currency: Djibouti Franc

 

4. Eritrea

  • Capital: Asmara
  • Approximate territorial extension: 117,600 km 2
  • Language: Arabic and Tigrina
  • Currency: Nakfa

 

5. Ethiopia

  • Capital: Addis Ababa
  • Approximate territorial extension: 1,104,300 km 2
  • Language: Amharic
  • Currency: Birr

 

6. Madagascar

  • Capital: Antananarivo
  • Approximate territorial extension: 587,040 km 2
  • Language: French and Malagasy
  • Currency: Ariary

 

7. Malawi

  • Capital: Lilong
  • Approximate territorial extension: 118.480 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Quacha

 

8. Mauritius

  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Approximate territorial extension: 2,040 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Mauritian Rupee

 

9. Mozambique

  • Capital: Maputo
  • Approximate territorial extension: 799,380 km 2
  • Portuguese language
  • Currency: Metical

 

10. Kenya

  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Approximate territorial extension: 580.370 km 2
  • Language: Swahili
  • Currency: Shilling

 

11. Rwanda

  • Capital: Kigali
  • Approximate territorial extension: 26.340 km 2
  • Language: French, Quiniaruana and English
  • Currency: Rwandan Franc

 

12. Seychelles

  • Capital: Vitória
  • Approximate territorial extension: 460 km 2
  • Language: Creole
  • Currency: Seychelles Rupee

 

13. Somalia

  • Capital: Mogadishu
  • Approximate territorial extension: 637,660 km 2
  • Language: Arabic and Somali
  • Currency: Shilling

 

14. Tanzania

  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Approximate territorial extension: 947.300 km 2
  • Language: Swahili English
  • Currency: Tanzanian Shilling

 

15. Uganda

  • Capital: Kampala
  • Approximate territorial extension: 241.550 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Ugandan Shilling

 

16. Zambia

  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Approximate territorial extension: 752,610 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: Quacha

 

17. Zimbabwe

  • Capital: Harare
  • Approximate territorial extension: 390.760 km 2
  • English language
  • Currency: US Dollar and Rand

The above information on how many countries are in Africa and African countries currency with regions and capital mentioned. We also included the language each African country speaks.

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