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How Many Countries Are There In Africa?

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Many people get confused about Africa. So many people refer to it as a country, when in fact, it’s a whole continent. Within Africa, there are 54 countries including south Sudan at this time, ranging from Algeria to Nigeria. The amount of countries found in Africa has increased, decreased and generally changed throughout history as most of the territorial divisions within Africa were made by the colonial powers.

One of the new countries found in Africa is Eritrea. Countries will appear and disappear over time as there are a number of conflicting ideologies and governments located in Africa. Despite being one of the biggest continents, too, Africa is actually the poorest. Despite the huge natural wealth, too, the continent has remained poor because of its colonial past.

Africa is the second-largest continent, and the second most populous continent, after Russia and Asia. There is about 30.2 million sq km within the continent, including the adjacent islands. The continent covers six per cent of the whole of the earth’s surface, and around a fifth of the total land area. Even more impressively, the continent has around one billion people taking up the land.

Indeed, that’d be rather impressive for a single country, but all of these statistics are shared between 54 independent countries. The huge continent makes up for over 14 per cent of the world’s human population, and today is often a recipient of charity from all over the world. Whilst not the whole of Africa is living in poverty, a large proportion of Northern Africa lives in dire poverty.

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Africa is a huge continent. The following 53 countries lie on the African continent, from the north working south:

*Tunisia
*Morocco
*Algeria
*Libya
*Egypt
*Western Sahara
*Mauritania
*Mali
*Niger
*Chad
*Eritrea
*Sudan
*Senegal
*Cape Verde
*Gambia
*Guinea-Bissau
*Sierra Leone
*Guinea
*Burkina Faso
*Benin
*Nigeria
*Central African Republic
*Uganda
*Djibouti
*Ethiopia
*Somalia
*Liberia
*Cote D'Ivoire
*Ghana
*Togo
*Cameroon
*Rwanda
*Kenya
*Sao Tome & Principe
*Gabon
*Congo
*Democratic Republic of Congo
*Tanzania
*Angola
*Burundi
*Zanzibar
*Zambia
*Malawi
*Namibia
*Botswana
*Zimbabwe
*Mozambique
*Swaziland
*Lesotho
*South Africa
*Madagascar
*Maurituis
*Seychelles
*Comoros
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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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We nigerians are coming to make Africa the richest continent.GOD is with us!
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Africans may be poor, but Africa is most definitely NOT POOR. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out why. Poor governance and strive for power, have led to africans not being able to enjoy the peace required to sustainably harness the available resources to solve or meet their needs.
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Tanzania will never get out of poorest countries in the world but in the near future her government leader will be among the richest people in the world,
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There are 47 countries in africa. Hope this helps
 
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Here are the list of the countries in Africa total of 53 countries.
Algeria (People's Democratic Republic of Algeria)
Angola (Republic of Angola)
Benin (Republic of Benin)
Botswana (Republic of Botswana)
Burkina Faso
Burundi (Republic of Burundi)
Cameroon (Republic of Cameroon)
Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde)
Central African Republic (Central African Republic)
Chad (Republic of Chad)
Comoros (Union of the Comoros)
Côte d'Ivoire (Republic of Côte d'Ivoire)
Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti)
Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt)
Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea)
Eritrea (State of Eritrea)
Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
Gabon (Gabonese Republic)
Gambia (Republic of The Gambia)
Ghana (Republic of Ghana)
Guinea (Republic of Guinea)
Guinea-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau)
Kenya (Republic of Kenya)
Lesotho (Kingdom of Lesotho)
Liberia (Republic of Liberia)
Libya (Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
Madagascar (Republic of Madagascar)
Malawi (Republic of Malawi)
Mali (Republic of Mali)
Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania)
Mauritius (Republic of Mauritius)
Morocco (Kingdom of Morocco)
Mozambique (Republic of Mozambique)
Namibia (Republic of Namibia)
Niger (Republic of Niger)
Nigeria (Federal Republic of Nigeria)
Republic of the Congo (Republic of the Congo)
Rwanda (Republic of Rwanda)
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal (Republic of Senegal)
Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles)
Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone)
Somalia (Somali Republic)
South Africa (Republic of South Africa)
Sudan (Republic of Sudan)
Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland)
Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania)
Togo (Togolese Republic)
Tunisia (Tunisian Republic)
Uganda (Republic of Uganda)
Western Sahara (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)
Zambia (Republic of Zambia)
Zimbabwe (Republic of Zimbabwe)
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54 countries
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The African continent is vast in area and diversity. There are forty seven countries on the African continent. This includes the vast expanse of the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Many a times, the official listings also include the islands off the coast and this brings the number to a total of fifty three. The island nations recognized as part of the African continent include:
- Cape Verde.
- São Tomé and Príncipe.
- Madagascar.
- Comoros.
- Seychelles.
- Mauritius.

Each of the island nations off the coast are independent nations. There are some sources that do not consider all of the island countries off the coast of Africa as African and so, the total number fluctuates. The observation is that although each of these island nations may have diverse populations and cultural traditions, all of them have substantial African population and very strong historical connections to the continent of Africa. Hence, they are usually considered African.

The continent of Africa is as unique as its people and cultures that inhabit the land. The distinctly different flora and fauna and the rich wild life have made the mainland and the island nations off the coast of Africa popular tourist and business destinations.
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Africa has the largest number of countries in the whole world. There are 52 countries in africa. Here is the list.

Angola
ethiopia
niger
algeria
gabon
nigeria
benin
gambia
rwanda
botswana
ghana
senegal
burkina faso
guinea
seychelles
burundi
kenya
sierra leone
cameroon
lesotho
somalia
cape verde
liberia
south africa
central african republic
libya
sudan
chad
madagascar
swaziland
congo
malawi
tanzania
comoros
mali
togo
cote d ivoire
mauritania
tunisia
djibouti
mauritius
uganda
egypt
morocco
zambia
equatorial
guinea
mozambique
zimbabwe
eritrea
namibia
st. Helena
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Africa is a huge continent. The following 53 countries lie on the African continent, from the north working south:

*Tunisia
*Morocco
*Algeria
*Libya
*Egypt
*Western Sahara
*Mauritania
*Mali
*Niger
*Chad
*Eritrea
*Sudan
*Senegal
*Cape Verde
*Gambia
*Guinea-Bissau
*Sierra Leone
*Guinea
*Burkina Faso
*Benin
*Nigeria
*Central African Republic
*Uganda
*Djibouti
*Ethiopia
*Somalia
*Liberia
*Cote D'Ivoire
*Ghana
*Togo
*Cameroon
*Rwanda
*Kenya
*Sao Tome & Principe
*Gabon
*Congo
*Democratic Republic of Congo
*Tanzania
*Angola
*Burundi
*Zanzibar
*Zambia
*Malawi
*Namibia
*Botswana
*Zimbabwe
*Mozambique
*Swaziland
*Lesotho
*South Africa
*Madagascar
*Maurituis
*Seychelles
*Comoros
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There are 47 countries in the African continent. Including island nations, there are 53.
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There has recently been a debate on the number of countries in Africa.

The reason for this debate is that while some countries are recognized
by the United Nations (UN), some others are not recognized as members of
the African Union.

Officially, 53 countries belong to the African Union
(AU) and United Nations. Morocco is not recognized by the AU but is
accepted by the UN.

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There are 47 continental countries. The island countries are Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Princepe, Comoros, Seychelles, and Mauritus. So all together there are 53 countries. There is some dispute over such territories as Saint Helena and Reunion. These are indeed territories of France and not African countries.
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I am kinda sick of people arguing like this on the internet - it's sad and pathetic. Insulting someone but saying they are poor is debatable but does not have to be debated on the internet!!! I guess there are 50-60 countries in Africa but there are some still forming due to joint civilisations gaining independence
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There are 58 you  people are all wrong why would you say that I even now this it all and I'm a person the love studying africa!!!
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There are 53! People, YOU HEAR ME!!! 53!!!! GROW UP!!!!! I am right! I did my research on Africa! COME ON!
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Come on man, stop being silly! Its is common sense there are 53 people in africa and like 5234 countries. Jeez

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