How many countries in Africa?

How many countries in Africa

There are a lot of confusions on clearing the exact number of countries in Africa. Questions like how many countries in Africa ?” are common to appear. We write this aicle to clear out that confusion. Hope you enjoyed it.

The accurate answer to the question “how many countries in Africa” is :


According to Wikipedia, in Africa there are 54 sovereign and recognized countries. In addition there are also 2 countries with limited recognition, 2 non-sovereign and dependent territories and 8 territories that are administrated as incorporated parts of a non-African state.


Morocco now joined the African Union (AU) in January 2017, 32 years after leaving the Union, which was formerly known as OAU. The African Union now has 55 recognized members. This list includes Western Sahara.

Africa is one of the biggest and most populate continents in the world. The rich minerals and the attractive landscapes of the continent makes it most desired and popular continent.

Identifying and trying to know the number of countries Africa has in quite simple. It is clearly stated in Africa Union website, and in Wikipedia. It covers around 30.2 million square Kilometer. From the total land coverage of the Earth, Africa covers about 20.4% and 6% of the total surface area.

The list of these 54 sovereign and recognized African countries is as follows.

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How many countries in Africa? Hope you find your answer!

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Afronism Team

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