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Countries of Africa Summary

The following list summarizes the major 53 African countries. I have included population, area, population density, the African countries capitals, major language, and major religion(s).

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AFRICA TOTAL SUMMARY

Countries of Africa Summary Chart (53)

  Northern Africa (29)

 

Population
(1,000s)
Area
(Sq. Miles)
Density
P/SM

Capitol City

Language

Religion
(most - least)

Algeria

29,830

919,595

32

Algiers

Arabic - Fr.

Muslim

Benin (Dahomey)

5,902

43,500

136

Porto-Novo

French

I - M - C

Burkina Faso (Up. Volta)

10,891

105,946

103

Ouagadougou

French

M - I - C

Burundi

6,052

10,740

564

Bujumbura

Kirundi - Fr.

C - I

Cameroon

14,678

183,569

80

Youande

Eng.- French

I - C - M

Central African Rep.

3,342

240,324

14

Bangui

French - O

C - I - M

Chad

7,166

495,755

14

N'Djamena

French- Arab.

M - C - I

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

14,986

124,503

120

Abidjan

French

M - I - C

Djibouti

434

8,950

49

Djibouti

French- Arab.

Muslim - C

Egypt

64,792

385,229

168

Cairo

Arabic

Muslim

Eritrea

3,590

45,300

79

Asmara

Tigrinya

M - C

Ethiopia

58,733

437,794

134

Addis Ababa

Amharic

M - O

Gambia

1,248

4,127

302

Banjul

English

Muslim - C

Ghana

18,101

92,098

197

Accra

English

I - M - C

Guinea

7,405

94,926

78

Conakry

French

Muslim - C

Guinea Bissau

1,179

13,948

84

Bissau

Portuguese

I - M - C

Liberia

2,602

38,250

68

Monrovia

English

I - M - C

Libya

5,648

678,400

8

Tripoli

Arabic

Muslim

Mali

9,945

482,077

20

Bamako

French

M - I

Mauritania

2,411

398,000

6

Nouakchott

Arabic

Muslim

Morocco

30,391

177,117

171

Rabat

Arabic

Muslim

Niger

9,389

496,900

18

Niamey

French

Muslim

Nigeria

107,129

356,669

300

Lagos

English

M - C

Senegal

9,404

75,951

123

Dakar

French

M - I - C

Sierra Leone

4,892

27,699

176

Freetown

English

M - I - C

Somalia

9,940

246,000

40

Mogadishu

Somali

Muslim

Sudan

32,594

966,499

33

Khartoum

Arabic

M - I - C

Togo

4,736

21,925

215

Lome

French

I - C - M

Tunisia

9,183

63,378

144

Tunis

Arabic

Muslim

  Southern Africa (24)

 

Pop.
Area
Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion

Angola

10,624

481,354

22

Luanda

Portuguese

C - P - I

Botswana

1,501

224,607

7

Gaborone

English

I - C

Cape Verde

394

1,557

253

Praia

Portuguese

C - I

Comoros

590

719

820

Moroni

Arabic - Fr.

M - C

Congo (was Zaire)

47,440

905,354

52

Kinshasa

French

C - M - I

Congo Rep. (was Congo)

2,583

132,047

20

Brazzaville

French - O

C - I - M

Equitorial Guinea

443

10,831

41

Malabo

Spanish

Catholic

Gabon

1,190

103,347

12

Libreville

French- Bantu

C - M

Kenya

28,803

224,961

128

Nairobi

Swahili - Eng.

P - C - I

Lesotho

2,008

11,720

171

Maseru

English

C - I

Madagascar (Malagasy Rep.)

14,062

226,658

62

Antananarivo

Malagasy - Fr.

I - C - M

Malawi

9,609

75,747

210

Lilongwi

Chichewa, En.

P - M - C

Mauritius

1,154

788

1,464

Port Louis

English - Fr.

H - C - M

Mozambique

18,165

313,661

57

Maputo

Portuguese

I - C - M

Namibia

1,727

318,580

5

Windhoek

Afrikaans, En.

Lutheran - C

Rwanda

7,738

10,169

760

Kigali

French - O

C - I - M

Sao Tome/ Principe

148

386

383

Sao Tome

Portuguese

C

Seychelles

78

176

443

Victoria

English - Fr.

C

South Africa

42,327

470,693

89

Pretoria

Afrikaans, E

C - H - M

Swaziland

1,032

6,704

153

Mbabane

English - O

C - I

Tanzania

29,461

364,017

80

Dodoma

Swahili - E

C - M - I

Uganda

20,605

93,070

221

Kampala

English - O

C - I - M

Zambia

9,350

290,586

32

Lusaka

English - O

C - H - M

Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

11,423

150,872

75

Harare

English - O

C - I

AFRICA TOTAL=

750 M

11,677,240

E = English

C = Christian

O = Others

H = Hindu

I = Indiginous

M = Muslim



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