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Places in Africa

Find information on all countries in Africa. Whether you are looking for information on countries and territories in Africa or cities and places in a certain country in Africa, this website is the right place in the web to start your search.

Facts and figures about Africa at a glance

Africa is one of the seven continents in the world. There are a total of 58 countries and territories in Africa with a total population of 1,015,470,588 people. Thus, Africa is the continent with the second highest population in the world. Since Africa is with an area of 30,221,532 sqkm the second largest continent in the world, the population density is with 33.6 people per sqkm still relatively moderate.

Facts and figures about Africa
ContinentCodeCountriesAreaPopulationP/km2
AfricaAF5830,221,532 km21,015,470,588 people33.6

Compare with other continents in the world.

Map of Africa

Map of Africa

Search countries in Africa by name

Enter the name of the country you are looking for in Africa in the search box and click on the button "Search". A few moments later, you will see all related search results of places in Africa.

Search countries in Africa by first letter

If you prefer you can search any country in Africa by first letter. Just click on the respective first letter in the Africa country index. All countries in Africa starting with this letter will be listed. Also sometimes the full name of a certain country maybe unknown. Then this search option may also be usefull for searching such countries in Africa.

Follow the hierarchy in Africa

You can click your way through the hierarchy starting from the continent Africa, over a country in Africa, a region in Africa to a certain place or city in Africa, as all continents, countries, places and cities in Africa are linked hierarchically to each other. The actual hierarchy is always displayed in the breadcrumb navigation, so you can always see exactly where you are.

Start your journey around the world right away on this page. Simply click on the country in Africa you wish to see information on.

List countries in Africa

If you would rather have all countries in Africa listed on one page please click here: All countries in Africa.

Largest cities in Africa

There are 18 cities in Africa with a population of more than 2,000,000 people.
Largest cities in Africa
CityNoPopulationCountryContinent
Lagos1.9,000,000 peopleNigeriaAfrica
Kinshasa2.7,785,965 peopleDemocratic Republic of the CongoAfrica
Cairo3.7,734,614 peopleEgyptAfrica
Alexandria4.3,811,516 peopleEgyptAfrica
Abidjan5.3,677,115 peopleIvory CoastAfrica
Kano6.3,626,068 peopleNigeriaAfrica
Ibadan7.3,565,108 peopleNigeriaAfrica
Cape Town8.3,433,441 peopleSouth AfricaAfrica
Casablanca9.3,144,909 peopleMoroccoAfrica
Durban10.3,120,282 peopleSouth AfricaAfrica
Luanda11.2,776,168 peopleAngolaAfrica
Addis Ababa12.2,757,729 peopleEthiopiaAfrica
Nairobi13.2,750,547 peopleKenyaAfrica
Dar es Salaam14.2,698,652 peopleTanzaniaAfrica
Mogadishu15.2,587,183 peopleSomaliaAfrica
Dakar16.2,476,400 peopleSenegalAfrica
Al Jizah17.2,443,203 peopleEgyptAfrica
Johannesburg18.2,026,469 peopleSouth AfricaAfrica

View the largest cities in Africa with a population of more than 1,000,000 people.

External sources of information on Africa

Africa on Wikipedia