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 1,274,975,412 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 42.2 people per sqkm still relatively moderate.

Facts and figures about Africa
AfricaAF5830,221,532 km21,274,975,412 people42.2

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 country index Africa. 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
Lagos1.15,388,000 peopleNigeriaAfrica
Cairo2.9,606,916 peopleEgyptAfrica
Kinshasa3.7,785,965 peopleDemocratic Republic of the CongoAfrica
Abidjan4.6,321,017 peopleIvory CoastAfrica
Johannesburg5.5,635,127 peopleSouth AfricaAfrica
Dar es Salaam6.5,383,728 peopleTanzaniaAfrica
Alexandria7.5,263,542 peopleEgyptAfrica
Cape Town8.4,710,000 peopleSouth AfricaAfrica
Giza9.4,367,343 peopleEgyptAfrica
Kano10.4,103,000 peopleNigeriaAfrica
Ibadan11.3,649,000 peopleNigeriaAfrica
Casablanca12.3,144,909 peopleMoroccoAfrica
Durban13.3,120,282 peopleSouth AfricaAfrica
Luanda14.2,776,168 peopleAngolaAfrica
Addis Ababa15.2,757,729 peopleEthiopiaAfrica
Nairobi16.2,750,547 peopleKenyaAfrica
Mogadishu17.2,587,183 peopleSomaliaAfrica
Dakar18.2,476,400 peopleSenegalAfrica

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