Top 20 Largest and Smallest Countries In Africa 2022

Biggest and smallest African countries

By total area, these are the top biggest countries in Africa and the top smallest countries in Africa.

What’s the biggest country in Africa by total area and which country is currently the smallest African country today?.

Here are top 20 largest African countries and the smallest country in the African continent.

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases.

At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area.

With over 1.5 billion people as of this year, it accounts for about 19% of the world’s human population.

In this article, we have ranked down the largest countries and the smallest countries in the continent.

Algeria is the largest country in Africa by area and the 10th largest country in the entire world, followed by Congo as the second biggest African country.

Seychelles is Africa’s smallest country with a land area of only 460 km².

With that being said, below is the ranking of Africa largest and smallest countries.

Biggest African Countries:

  1. Algeria — 2,384,741 km² (919,595 mi²)
  2. Congo (Democratic Republic of) — 2,344,860 km² (905,356 mi²)
  3. Sudan — 1,854,105 km² (715,874 mi²)
  4. Libya — 1,759,540 km² (679,362 mi²)
  5. Chad — 1,284,000 km² (495,755 mi²)
  6. Niger — 1,267,000 km² (489,191 mi²)
  7. Angola — 1,246,700 km² (481,354 mi²)
  8. Mali — 1,240,190 km² (478,840 mi²)
  9. South Africa — 1,219,090 km² (470,693 mi²)
  10. Ethiopia — 1,136,242 km² (438,705 mi²)

Smallest Countries In Africa:

  1. Seychelles — 460 km² (178 mi²)
  2. Sao Tome — 960 km² (371 mi²)
  3. Comoros — 1,861 km² (719 mi²)
  4. Mauritius — 2,040 km² (788 mi²)
  5. Cabo Verde / Cape Verde — 4,030 km² (1,556 mi²)
  6. Gambia — 11,300 km² (4,363 mi²)
  7. Eswatini — 17,360 km² (6,703 mi²)
  8. Djibouti — 23,200 km² (8,958 mi²)
  9. Rwanda — 26,340 km² (10,170 mi²)
  10. Burundi — 27,830 km² (10,745 mi²)
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