List of African Countries and Their Capitals


Africa is one of the continents of the world. It is the second largest continent after Asia.

Africa has fifty-four (54) countries and is home to the most black people on earth.

In this post, you’ll learn about all of the 54 countries of Africa as well as their capitals. But before then, lets state some interesting facts about Africa.

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  • Africa’s largest country is Sudan. It has a total area of 967,940 square miles (2.5 million km2) and the smallest is The Seychelles, which is an island nation covering just 453 km2 (175 miles2).
  • Africa has the world’s largest desert, Sahara.
  • Africa is the world’s hottest continent.
  • The continent has the largest reserves of precious metals with over 40% of the gold reserves, over 60% of the cobalt, and 90% of the platinum reserves.
  • Africa is also home to the largest waterfalls, the Victoria falls, in the world.
  • Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.
  • Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world largest lake in Africa.
  • Megafauna like giraffe, zebra, gorilla, hippopotamus, chimpanzee and wildebeest are unique to Africa.
  • Africa is home to the world’s largest living land animal, the African elephant, which can weigh up to 7 tons.
  • Africa is the most centrally located continent in the world. Both the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude), and the equator (0 degrees latitude) cut across it.
  • Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.
  • World civilization began in Africa. The Pharaonic civilization of ancient Egypt is the oldest literate civilization. According to historical records, the Egyptian state dates back to about 3300 B.C.
Now to the countries and their capitals.
map of africa

Source: http/annamap/com/africa-africa/map

S/N Country Name Capital
1. Algeria Algiers
2. Angola Luanda
3. Benin Porto-Novo
4. Botswana Gaborone
5. Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
6. Burundi Gitega
7. Cameroon Yaounde
8. Cape Verde Praia
9. Central African Republic Bangui
10. Chad N’Djamena
11. Comoros Moroni
12. Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa
13. Djibouti Djibouti City
14. Egypt Cairo
15. Equatorial Guinea Malabo
16. Eritrea Asmara
17. Eswatini Mbabane
18. Ethiopia Addis Ababa
19. Gabon Libreville
20. Gambia Banjul
21. Ghana Accra
22. Guinea Conakry
23. Guinea-Bissau Bissau
24. Ivory Coast Yamoussoukro
25. Kenya Nairobi
26. Lesotho Maseru
27. Liberia Monrovia
28. Libya Tripoli
29. Madagascar Antananarivo
30. Malawi Lilongwe
31. Mali Bamako
32. Mauritania Nouakchott
33. Mauritius Port Louis
34. Morocco Rabat
35. Mozambique Maputo
36. Namibia Windhoek
37. Niger Niamey
38. Nigeria Abuja
39. Republic of the Congo Brazzaville
40. Rwanda Kigali
41. Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome
42. Senegal Dakar
43. Seychelles Victoria
44. Sierra Leone Freetown
45. Somalia Mogadishu
46. South Africa Pretoria
47. South Sudan Juba
48. Sudan Khartoum
49. Tanzania Dar es Salaam
50. Togo Lome
51. Tunisia Tunis
52. Uganda Kampala
53. Zambia Lusaka
54.  Zimbabwe Harare

That’s it about the countries in Africa and their Capitals.

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