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Top Ten Largest African Countries by Area

The map of Africa shows the top ten largest countries by area. Also included is a table with the area of each country in kilometers and miles, as well as each country's capital.

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Top Ten Largest African Countries by Area
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Countries in Africa

Africa is made up of over fifty sovereign nations, and several more territories and dependencies. Of the countries in Africa, Algeria is the largest country by area, with an area of 2,381,740 square kilometers.
Algeria is situated in northwestern Africa, and its capital is in Algiers. Algeria has a population of over 33 million.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second largest country in Africa, falling just behind Algeria, with an area of 2,344,858 square miles. The DRC is located in Central Africa, and its capital is in Kinshasa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has a population of almost 72 million.

The Republic of the Sudan is the third largest nation, with 1,861,484 square kilometers in area. Sudan is located in northeastern Africa, and its capital is located in Khartoum. The population of Sudan is about 67 million.

The fourth largest country in Africa is Libya, with an area of 1,759,540. Libya is situated in the far north of Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, and its capital is Tripoli. The population of Libya is just over 6 million people.

Chad is in fifth place for largest African countries by area, with a total area of about 1,284,000 square kilometers. Chad is centrally located in Africa, and its capital is N'Djamena. The population of Chad is about 10.1 million.

Niger has the sixth largest area in Africa, with its area measuring about 1,267,000 square kilometers. Niger is a central African country, with its capital in Niamey. The population of Niger is almost 14 millions.

Angola has an area of 1,246,700 square kilometers, making it seventh largest in the African continent. Angola is a southwestern nation, with its capital in Lunda, and its population numbers under 16 million.

Mali takes eighth place in terms of largest countries in Africa, with an area of 1,240,192 square kilometers. Mali is located in West Africa, and its capital is in Bamako. The population of Mali is about 13.5 million.

South Africa is the ninth largest country in Africa. Located in the far south of the African continent, South Africa has an area of 1,221,037 square kilometers. The capital of South Africa is in three cities: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Pretoria, and the population of the country is about 47.5 million.

The tenth largest country in Africa by area is Ethiopia, which is located in eastern Africa. The area of Ethiopia is 1,104,300 square kilometers, and its population is about 85.2 million. The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Adaba.

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Top 10 Largest African Countries by Area

CountryCapital CityArea in Sq. kmArea in Sq. Miles
AlgeriaAlgiers23,81,7419,19,595
Democratic Republic of the CongoKinshasa23,44,8589,05,355
SudanKhartoum18,61,4847,18,723
LibyaTripoli17,59,5406,79,362
ChadN'Djamena12,84,0004,95,755
NigerNiamey12,67,0004,89,191
AngolaLuanda12,46,7004,81,354
MaliBamako12,40,1924,78,841
South AfricaPretoria12,19,0904,70,693
EthiopiaAddis Ababa11,04,3004,26,373

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Last Updated Date: March 7th, 2018