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List of African countries by Area (2014)

Source The World Factbook
Last Updated03-12-2014
RankCountry/TerritoryArea (sq km) RegionWorld Rank
1Algeria2,381,741Northern Africa10
2Congo Democratic Republic of the2,344,858Middle Africa11
3Sudan1,861,484Northern Africa16
4Libya1,759,540Northern Africa17
5Chad1,284,000Middle Africa21
6Niger1,267,000Western Africa22
7Angola1,246,700Middle Africa23
8Mali1,240,192Western Africa24
9South Africa1,219,090Southern Africa25
10Ethiopia1,104,300Eastern Africa27
11Mauritania1,030,700Western Africa29
12Egypt1,001,450Northern Africa30
13Tanzania947,300Eastern Africa31
14Nigeria923,768Western Africa32
15Namibia824,292Southern Africa34
16Mozambique799,380Eastern Africa35
17Zambia752,618Eastern Africa39
18South Sudan644,329Eastern Africa42
19Somalia637,657Eastern Africa44
20Central African Republic622,984Middle Africa45
21Madagascar587,041Eastern Africa47
22Botswana581,730Southern Africa48
23Kenya580,367Eastern Africa49
24Cameroon475,440Middle Africa54
25Morocco446,550Northern Africa58
26Zimbabwe390,757Eastern Africa61
27Congo Republic of the342,000Middle Africa64
28Cote d'Ivoire322,463Western Africa69
29Burkina Faso274,200Western Africa75
30Gabon267,667Middle Africa77
31Western Sahara266,000Northern Africa78
32Guinea245,857Western Africa79
33Uganda241,038Eastern Africa81
34Ghana238,533Western Africa82
35Senegal196,722Western Africa88
36Tunisia163,610Northern Africa93
37Malawi118,484Eastern Africa100
38Eritrea117,600Eastern Africa101
39Benin112,622Western Africa102
40Liberia111,369Western Africa104
41Sierra Leone71,740Western Africa119
42Togo56,785Western Africa126
43Guinea-Bissau36,125Western Africa138
44Lesotho30,355Southern Africa142
45Equatorial Guinea28,051Middle Africa146
46Burundi27,830Eastern Africa147
47Rwanda26,338Eastern Africa149
48Djibouti23,200Eastern Africa151
49Swaziland17,364Southern Africa159
50Gambia The11,295Western Africa167
51Cabo Verde4,033Western Africa176
52Comoros2,235Eastern Africa180
53Mauritius2,040Eastern Africa181
54Sao Tome and Principe964Middle Africa185
55Seychelles455Eastern Africa199
56Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha308-209
57French Southern and Antarctic Lands55-230
-Africa 30,312,606 --