Countries

Learn about all 54 countries that make up the amazing continent of Africa.

Gabon

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Gabon Gabon is a country in west central Africa. It shares borders with Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and Equatorial Guinea to the northwest. To the west is the Gulf of Guinea. Its area is 270,000 sq. km. and its population is 2,096,745. Libreville is its …

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Gambia

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Gambia Gambia is a West African county that is mainland Africa’s smallest. It is bordered by Senegal on all sides but the west, which it the Atlantic coast. The borders generally follow the Gambia River, which flows through the middle of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The estimated 2019 population is 2.23 …

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Ghana

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Ghana The Republic of Ghana is a West African country bordered by Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, the Gulf of Guinea to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the west. Its name comes from the ancient Ghana Empire and means “Warrior King.” Akan Kingdoms inhabited the area in pre-colonial times. These …

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Guinea

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Guinea A West African country, Guinea was formerly known as French Guinea and is sometimes called Guinea Conakry to separate it from its neighbor, Guinea Bissau. Conakry is the largest city, seat of government, and capital. Guinea’s area is 246,000 sq. km and the country forms a crescent with a curve from its western border …

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Guinea-Bissau

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Guinea-Bissau Located in West Africa, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau borders Guinea to the south and east, Senegal to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The country covers 37,000 sq. km. and has a population of 1,941,473 of 2019. Guinea-Bissau was part of multiple kingdoms including the Gabu, part of Mali. It later …

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Kenya

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Kenya A country in East Africa, the Republic of Kenya borders the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, and Somalia to the northeast. Lake Victoria is shared between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The capital is Nairobi. The total area is …

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Lesotho

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About Lesotho The Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked country that is entirely surrounded by South Africa. It has a population of 2,285,392 million (2018) and a total area of 30,000 sq. km. Maseru is the largest city and capital. The country is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Approximately 40 percent of the people …

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Liberia

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Liberia The Republic of Liberia is on Africa’s west coast and shares borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 4,947,300 million (2018) and has a total area of 111,369 sq. km. Monrovia is the capital. Most of the country’s rainfall occurs in the rainy season. Harmattan …

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Libya

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Libya Libya is located in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north. Egypt is to the east, Sudan to the southwest, Algeria and Tunisia to the west, and Chad and Niger to the south. Libya is Africa’s 4th largest county by area and covers 1,800,000 sq. km. In the world, it is the …

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Madagascar

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Madagascar The Republic of Madagascar is an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa. Its main island is the fourth largest in the world. Archaeologists estimate the island was first inhabited sometime before 200 AD by Austronesians from Borneo. Later, Bantu people migrated across the Mozambique Channel and mixed with the inhabitants. Arabs and …

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