Africa Map with Capitals | African countries and Capitals

This is the African map with capital showing all the African countries, capitals, popular cities, lakes, rivers, creek, estuary and geographical features.

Africa Map of Countries and Capitals

Africa Map with Capitals


Africa Map with Capitals


List of African Countries and Capitals

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All capital cities in Africa listed by country
CountryCapital city

A

AlgeriaAlgiers
AngolaLuanda

B

BeninPorto-Novo
BotswanaGaborone
Burkina FasoOuagadougou
BurundiGitega

C

Cabo VerdePraia
CameroonYaounde
Central African RepublicBangui
ChadN’Djamena
ComorosMoroni
Congo, Democratic Republic of theKinshasa
Congo, Republic of theBrazzaville
Cote d’IvoireYamoussoukro

D

DjiboutiDjibouti (city)

E

EgyptCairo
Equatorial GuineaMalabo (de jure),
Oyala (seat of government)
EritreaAsmara
Eswatini
(formerly Swaziland)
Mbabane (administrative),
Lobamba (legislative, royal)
EthiopiaAddis Ababa

G

GabonLibreville
GambiaBanjul
GhanaAccra
GuineaConakry
Guinea-BissauBissau

K

KenyaNairobi

L

LesothoMaseru
LiberiaMonrovia
LibyaTripoli

 

CountryCapital city

M

MadagascarAntananarivo
MalawiLilongwe
MaliBamako
MauritaniaNouakchott
MauritiusPort Louis
MoroccoRabat
MozambiqueMaputo

N

NamibiaWindhoek
NigerNiamey
NigeriaAbuja

R

RwandaKigali

S

Sao Tome and PrincipeSão Tomé
SenegalDakar
SeychellesVictoria
Sierra LeoneFreetown
SomaliaMogadishu
South AfricaPretoria (administrative),
Cape Town (legislative),
Bloemfontein (judicial)
South SudanJuba
SudanKhartoum

T

TanzaniaDodoma
TogoLomé
TunisiaTunis

U

UgandaKampala

Z

ZambiaLusaka
ZimbabweHarare

 


Africa Map of Countries and Capitals By The CIA

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Facts about the African map

Here some Fact about the map of Africa:

  • Africa has 54 countries. The western Sahara is an autonomous region.
  • Ethiopia and Liberia are the only African countries not to be colonised by Europe.
  • The oldest populated area in the world is Africa.
  • Africa is the second most populated continent in the world and the world’s youngest continent.
  • Africa is still the world’s most impoverished continent.
  • The world second largest continent is Africa.
  • Africa is the hottest continent in the world.
  • The world second driest continent is Africa.
  • Africa is a very high rainfall variability.
  • More than 200 million Africans are chronically malnourished.
  • Africa’s largest cities are Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa, Johannesburg, Abuja, Khartoum, Dar es Salaam, Alexandria, Abidjan, Algiers, Kano, Casablanca, Ibadan, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Accra.

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Regions of Africa Map

Africa is divided into five regions: East, South, West, North and Central.

Western Africa

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger
Nigeria, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom Overseas Territory), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.

West Africa is known to have an estimated population of nearly 400 million people. Females are close to 190,000,000 and males are around 195,000,000. The region is also known for its Economic power-hub known as ECOWAS (full name: Economic Community of West African States) established in 1975 in Lagos. The organisation aims to improve the economy of the region.

Some interesting facts about West Africa include:

  • West Africa has varieties of culture and diverse language than the entire Asain continent. Nigeria is home to more than 400 languages. Taraba state has more diverse language speakers than 30 Asian countries.
  • Liberia, a country in Africa, is Africa’s first independent country. Around 1847, Liberia got her independence. About a century later, India broke free from colonialism.
  • The Sokoto Caliphate is a powerful Islamic empire that can be found in Nigeria. It has its leader as the Sokoto Sultan, Sa’adu Abubakar. Before European colonisation, it emerged as the most powerful empire. Though its power has waned, Sokoto Caliphate still wields strong influence over Nothern Nigeria.

Northern Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Sudan. North Africa is located around the Northern part of the African continent. North Africa is filled with deserts, especially in the South where there is the Sahara. Then in the western portion of North Africa, there is the Atlas Mountain. The Eastern part has the Nile river as its main geographical feature. The people of Northern Africa are Muslims.

East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. East Africa is known for its Safari and wildlife. It has some of the fastest land animals including lions, cheetahs, gazelles and wildebeests.

Central Africa

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic – Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé & Principe. The six of these countries are also part of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa. They all share a common currency known as the Central African CFA franc. Central Africa is predominantly a farming and fishing region. The region is also known for its high poverty and famine. Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sudan are oil-exporting countries.

Southern Africa

Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The economy of Southern Africa quite differs from other African regions. This is because South African countries export precious stones and minerals like gold, copper, diamonds and cobalt. Still, poverty, mismanagement of resources and corruption still inhibit the growth of these countries economically. Southern African countries also thrive in agriculture and tourism.


Table of African countries, population, growth rates and area

RankCountryPopulation 2020Growth RateArea
1Nigeria206,139,5892.58%923,768 km²
2Ethiopia114,963,5882.57%1,104,300 km²
3Egypt102,334,4041.94%1,002,450 km²
4Dr Congo89,561,4033.19%2,344,858 km²
5Tanzania59,734,2182.98%945,087 km²
6South Africa59,308,6901.28%1,221,037 km²
7Kenya53,771,2962.28%580,367 km²
8Uganda45,741,0073.32%241,550 km²
9Algeria43,851,0441.85%2,381,741 km²
10Sudan43,849,2602.42%1,886,068 km²
11Morocco36,910,5601.20%446,550 km²
12Angola32,866,2723.27%1,246,700 km²
13Mozambique31,255,4352.93%801,590 km²
14Ghana31,072,9402.15%238,533 km²
15Madagascar27,691,0182.68%587,041 km²
16Cameroon26,545,8632.59%475,442 km²
17Ivory Coast26,378,2742.57%322,463 km²
18Niger24,206,6443.84%1,267,000 km²
19Burkina Faso20,903,2732.86%272,967 km²
20Mali20,250,8333.02%1,240,192 km²
21Malawi19,129,9522.69%118,484 km²
22Zambia18,383,9552.93%752,612 km²
23Senegal16,743,9272.75%196,722 km²
24Chad16,425,8643.00%1,284,000 km²
25Somalia15,893,2222.92%637,657 km²
26Zimbabwe14,862,9241.49%390,757 km²
27Guinea13,132,7952.83%245,857 km²
28Rwanda12,952,2182.58%26,338 km²
29Benin12,123,2002.73%112,622 km²
30Burundi11,890,7843.12%27,834 km²
31Tunisia11,818,6191.06%163,610 km²
32South Sudan11,193,7251.19%619,745 km²
33Togo8,278,7242.43%56,785 km²
34Sierra Leone7,976,9832.10%71,740 km²
35Libya6,871,2921.39%1,759,540 km²
36Republic Of The Congo5,518,0872.56%342,000 km²
37Liberia5,057,6812.44%111,369 km²
38Central African Republic4,829,7671.78%622,984 km²
39Mauritania4,649,6582.74%1,030,700 km²
40Eritrea3,546,4211.41%117,600 km²
41Namibia2,540,9051.86%825,615 km²
42Gambia2,416,6682.94%10,689 km²
43Botswana2,351,6272.08%582,000 km²
44Gabon2,225,7342.45%267,668 km²
45Lesotho2,142,2490.80%30,355 km²
46Guinea Bissau1,968,0012.45%36,125 km²
47Equatorial Guinea1,402,9853.47%28,051 km²
48Mauritius1,271,7680.17%2,040 km²
49Swaziland1,160,1641.05%17,364 km²
50Djibouti988,0001.48%23,200 km²
51Reunion895,3120.72%2,511 km²
52Comoros869,6012.20%1,862 km²
53Western Sahara597,3392.55%266,000 km²
54Cape Verde555,9871.10%4,033 km²
55Mayotte272,8152.50%374 km²
56Sao Tome And Principe219,1591.91%964 km²
57Seychelles98,3470.62%452 km²

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