2) Democratic Republic of the Congo (2,344,858 square kilometers)
This Central African country is located on the Equator. The population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is approximately 4.66 million. The country’s sparse population is concentrated in its southwestern part.
1) Algeria (2,381,741 square kilometers)
Algeria is the largest nation in Africa by area. It is the tenth largest country in the world. Approximately 90 percent of Algeria is desert. Algeria’s defense budget is the largest in Africa. The population of Algeria is around 38.7 million. Population density is 15.9 per sq km.