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how many countries in africa
« on: January 27, 2011, 05:20:15 AM »
how many countries in africa



There are fifty four countries currently in the continent of Africa. The list of countries includes Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The number of countries has often increased and altered as most of the territorial divisions in Africa were made by the colonial powers. Eritrea for example is a relatively new country. Africa is the poorest continent despite its abundant natural wealth and a major reason for this has been its colonial past.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 05:20:46 AM »
One does need to take into account the fact that some countries, are not independent nations, and while they have geopolitical borders are are protectorates or territories (for example the Islands of St. Helena, the Canary Islands etc.).

Also certain parts of Africa has a tendency towards political instability (more so than other continents); this means that from time to time countries split, merge and are renamed.

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Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia   
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 05:21:15 AM »
 Africa is the world's second largest continent after Asia, it also holds the honor of being the second most populous continent after Asia. With an area about 30.2 million km, counting the adjacent islands, Africa covers about 6% of the earth's total surface and about 20.4% of the land area. It also constitutes around 14.72% of the world's total population which is pretty big. Man since long has been obsessed with Africa and the various theories related to it. Almost everyone on this planet knows about Africa, even small kids know because educational channels like Discovery and National Geographic broadcast a larger chuck of their documentaries from Africa. Check any program about animals and tribal people on Discovery or Nat Geo, the content would be coming from Africa or any of its surrounding islands. In spite of being so famous, Africa is still the poorest continent in the world. In this article on how many countries are in Africa we also see some amazing facts about this fascinating continent which will help us understand Africa more.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 05:21:29 AM »
Facts about Countries in the African Continent

From the Sahara Desert to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa is a continent where you'll find everything in extremes. It's a continent where some countries still have minerals and natural resources in abundance while some are as barren as the Dead Sea. Before we begin listing how many countries are in Africa, let's have a look at some amazing facts on Africa.

    * The largest country in Africa is Sudan.
    * Cairo is the largest city in Africa with over nine million inhabitants.
    * Africa is the birthplace of the human species.
    * Nile is the longest river in the world.
    * Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa.
    * South America and Africa were connected millions of years ago, but due to the movement of the tectonic plates they moved away.
    * The Sahara Desert in Africa is the largest desert in the world.
    * Africa produces 50% of the diamonds in the world.
    * Human fossils have been found in Africa which have been dated over four million years old and some seven million years old.
    * The first dominant human civilization was found in Africa and they were the "Egyptians" in 3,300 BC.
    * The largest mountain in Africa is Mt. Kilimanjaro with a height of 19,317 feet.
    * Arabs made Africa their home in 7th century AD and spread Islam throughout the continent.
    * Africa is currently the poorest continent on Earth.
    * In the early 18th and 19th century, European powers colonized the whole of Africa.
    * Most countries in Africa gained independence in the early 20th century.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 05:21:55 AM »

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 02:03:30 AM »
I am going to visit Egypt once more this year. I like it so much, I like all that connected with Egypt. Culture, pyramids, hotels, service and entertainment.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 02:04:40 AM »
I want to thank you for such info, khurram. Very useful, as for me!

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 07:25:34 AM »
Its been a while since I have taken Geography. I know I would do poorly namely because the majority of the African nations were former colonies of the European empires that have declared there independence and gone there seperate ways.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 06:26:33 PM »
Hi khurram... Thanks for such a great information shared in your post..

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2011, 08:18:19 PM »
Egypt is the one most familiar for me especially since they have the Pyramids for their tourist attraction while Kenya is also popular because I always see them at the news.
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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 08:54:53 PM »
Hi Khurram... but I read on wiki that there are 56 countries in the African continent, including the sovereign states and dependent territories.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 04:31:21 PM »
hi Khurram
   I am very thankful to you for sharing these useful information.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 05:50:47 PM »
There are 47 countries on the African continent. :azn:

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012, 08:16:21 PM »
One does need to take into account the fact that some countries, are not independent nations, and while they have geopolitical borders are are protectorates or territories (for example the Islands of St. Helena, the Canary Islands etc.).

Also certain parts of Africa has a tendency towards political instability (more so than other continents); this means that from time to time countries split, merge and are renamed.

Also see related links below:

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia   
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Thanks you so much Dear for share Africa city's list it is very helpful for G.k.

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Re: how many countries in africa
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2012, 06:53:15 AM »
Thank you for all these facts and figures Khurram, it's really interesting to learn more about Africa .::Wink:.

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