List of African countries by area: from the largest to the smallest

Have you been ask about the largest country in africa or the smallest country? This article is aim at outlining the countries in Africa in order of sizes, that is list of African countries by area from Algeria being the largest to Seychelles being the smallest

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Below is a list of all countries in Africa, in order of geographical area. Algeria has been the largest country in Africa and the Arab world since 2011, At the time of the division of SudanSeychelles is the smallest country in Africa overall, with the Gambia being the smallest in continental Africa.

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List of African countries by area from the largest to the smallest

RankCountryArea
1Algeria2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi)
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo2,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
3 Sudan1,861,484 km2 (718,723 sq mi)
4 Libya1,759,540 km2 (679,362 sq mi)
5 Chad1,284,000 km2 (495,755 sq mi)
6 Niger1,267,000 km2 (489,191 sq mi)
7 Angola1,246,700 km2 (481,354 sq mi)
8 Mali1,240,192 km2 (478,841 sq mi)
9 South Africa1,221,037 km2 (471,445 sq mi)
10 Ethiopia1,104,300 km2 (426,373 sq mi)
11 Mauritania1,030,700 km2 (397,955 sq mi)
12 Egypt1,001,449 km2 (386,662 sq mi) [African portion]
13 Tanzania945,203 km2 (364,945 sq mi)
14 Nigeria923,768 km2 (356,669 sq mi)
15 Namibia825,418 km2 (318,696 sq mi)
16 Mozambique801,590 km2 (309,496 sq mi)
17 Zambia752,614 km2 (290,586 sq mi)
18 South Sudan644,329 km2 (248,777 sq mi)
19 Somalia637,657 km2 (246,201 sq mi)
20 Central African Republic622,984 km2 (240,535 sq mi)
21 Madagascar587,041 km2 (226,658 sq mi)
22 Botswana581,726 km2 (224,606 sq mi)
23 Kenya580,367 km2 (224,081 sq mi)
24 Cameroon475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi)
25 Morocco446,550 km2 (172,414 sq mi)
26 Zimbabwe390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi)
27 Republic of the Congo342,000 km2 (132,047 sq mi)
28 Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)322,460 km2 (124,503 sq mi)
29 Burkina Faso274,000 km2 (105,792 sq mi)
30 Western Sahara266,000 km2 (102,703 sq mi)
31 Gabon267,668 km2 (103,347 sq mi)
32 Guinea245,857 km2 (94,926 sq mi)
33 Ghana238,534 km2 (92,098 sq mi)
34 Uganda236,040 km2 (91,136 sq mi)
35 Senegal196,723 km2 (75,955 sq mi)
36 Tunisia163,610 km2 (63,170 sq mi)
37 Malawi118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi)
38 Eritrea117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi)
39 Benin112,622 km2 (43,484 sq mi)
40 Liberia111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi)
41 Sierra Leone71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi)
42 Togo56,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi)
43 Guinea-Bissau36,125 km2 (13,948 sq mi)
44 Lesotho30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi)
45 Equatorial Guinea28,051 km2 (10,831 sq mi)
46 Burundi27,830 km2 (10,745 sq mi)
47 Rwanda26,798 km2 (10,347 sq mi)
48 Djibouti23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi)
49 Eswatini (Swaziland)17,364 km2 (6,704 sq mi)
50 Gambia, The10,380 km2 (4,008 sq mi)
51 Cape Verde4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi)
52 Comoros2,235 km2 (863 sq mi)
53 Mauritius2,040 km2 (788 sq mi)
54 São Tomé and Príncipe964 km2 (372 sq mi)
55 Seychelles451 km2 (174 sq mi)
Total30,365,000 km2 (11,723,992 sq mi)