How many countries are there in Africa

How many countries does Africa have

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With around 30 million square kilometers, Africa takes up roughly one fifth of the earth's total land area. It is estimated that Africa is home to over a billion people. Most live in countries south of the Sahara.

Africa has a coastline of around 30,490 kilometers and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

The continent of Africa is divided into:

• North Africa
• West Africa
• East Africa
• Central Africa
• Southern Africa

How many countries does Africa have? At the moment there are 53 countries that are undisputedly part of Africa. However, there are still controversial states, or they are located in Africa, but politically belong to a European country.

Below is a list of the undisputed African countries:

• Egypt, with the capital Cairo
• Algeria, with the capital Algiers
• Angola, with the capital Luanda
• Equatorial Guinea, with the capital Malabo
• Ethiopia, with the capital Addis Ababa
• Benin, with the capital Porto-Novo
• Botswana, with the capital Gaborone
• Burkina Faso, with the capital Ouagadougou
• Burundi, with the capital Bujumbura
• Djibouti, with the capital Djibouti
• Ivory Coast, with the capital Yamoussoukro
• Eritrea, with the capital Asmara
• Gabon, with the capital Libreville
• Gambia, with the capital Banjul
• Ghana, with the capital Accra
• Guinea, with the capital Conakry
• Guinea-Bissau, with the capital Bissau
• Cameroon, with the capital Yaoundé
• Cape Verde, with the capital Praia
• Kenya, with the capital Nairobi
• Comoros, with the capital Moroni
• Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the capital Kinshasa
• Republic of the Congo, with the capital Brazzaville
• Lesotho, with the capital Maseru
• Liberia, with the capital Monrovia
• Libya, with the capital Tripoli
• Madagascar, with the capital Antananarivo
• Malawi, with the capital Lilongwe
• Mali, with the capital Bamako
• Morocco, with the capital Rabat
• Mauritania, with the capital Nouakchott
• Mauritius, with the capital Port Louis
• Mozambique, with the capital Maputo
• Namibia, with the capital Windhoek
• Niger, with the capital Niamey
• Nigeria, with the capital Abuja
• Rwanda, with the capital Kigali
• Zambia, with the capital Lusaka
• São Tomé and Príncipe, with the capital São Tomé
• Senegal, with the capital Dakar
• Seychelles, with the capital Victoria
• Sierra Leone, with the capital Freetown
• Zimbabwe, with the capital Harare
• Somalia, with the capital Mogadishu
• South Africa, with the capital Pretoria
• Sudan, with the capital Khartoum
• Swaziland, with the capital Mbabane
• Tanzania, with the capital Dodoma
• Togo, with the capital Lomé
• Chad, with the capital N’Djamena
• Tunisia, with the capital Tunis
• Uganda, with the capital Kampala
• Central African Republic, with the capital Bangui

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