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Top 10 Largest African Countries By Area

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. It covers around 30.2 million square kilometers. That is around 20.4 percent of the earth’s land area. The African continent has 54 sovereign nations and and 10 non-sovereign territories.

Here is a brief outline of the top 10 largest African countries, with information regarding the area covered.

10) Ethiopia (1,104,300 square kilometers)

Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa. Around 87.9 million people live in Ethiopia. It is the most populous landlocked nation in the world. Ethiopia’s capital and largest city is Addis Ababa. Around 0.7 percent of the nation is water.

Ethiopia on Africa map

9) South Africa (1,219,090 square kilometers)

South Africa has 2,798 km of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The population of South Africa is around 53 million people. It is the twenty-fifth-largest country in the world by land area.

South Africa on Africa map

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