List Of African Countries And Capitals

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How many of African countries can you name? And do you know all their capitals?

If you are looking for a comprehensive list of African countries and their respective capitals, you have come to the right place.

Here is the full list of African countries in alphabetical order and their respective capitals:

A

Algeria

Capital city: Algiers.

Quick facts: The People’s Democratic of Algeria is a country in North Africa. It became independent from France in 1962. The official languages are Arabic and Berber but French is also used, chiefly in business and educations.

Angola

Capital city: Luanda.

Quick facts: The Republic of Angola is a country is Southern Africa. It became independent from Portugal in 1975. The official language is Portuguese but Kikongo, Kimbundu, and Umbundu have co-official status.

B

Benin

Capital city: Porto-Novo.

Quick facts: The Republic of Benin is a country in West Africa. It became independent from France in 1960. The official language is French, although Fon and Yoruba are recognized as vernacular languages.

Botswana

Capital city: Gaborone.

Quick facts: The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It became independent from the United Kingdom in 1966. The official languages are English and Tswana.

Burkina Faso

Capital city: Ouagadougou.

Quick facts: Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It became independent from France in 1960. The official languages are French, Mooré, Bissa, and Dioula.

Burundi

Capital city: Bujumbura.

Quick facts: The Republic of Burundi is a landlocked country located in the East Africa region of the African Great Lakes. It became independent from Belgium in 1962. The official languages are Kirundi, French, and English.

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C

Cabo Verde or Cape Verde

Capital city: Praia.

Quick facts: The Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country made up of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean, in the Macaronesia region (Azores, Madeira, Savage Isles, and the Canary Islands). It became independent from Portugal in 1975. The official language is Portuguese but the Cape Verdean Creole is also recognized as a national language.

Cameroon

Capital city: Yaoundé.

Quick facts: The Republic of Cameroon is a country in Central Africa. It became independent from France in 1960. The official languages are French and English.

Central African Republic

Capital city: Bangui.

Quick facts: The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It became independent from France in 1960. The official languages are French and Sango.

Chad

Capital city: N´Djamena.

Quick facts: The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It became independent from France in 1960. The official languages are Arabic and French.

Comoros

Capital city: Moroni.

Quick facts: The Union of the Comoros is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It became independent from France in 1975. The official languages are Comorian, Arabic, and French.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Capital facts: Kinshasa

Quick facts: The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Est Congo, Congo, or the former French Congo is a country in Central Africa. It became independent from France in 1960. The official language is French but Kituba and Lingala are also recognized as regional languages.

Republic of the Congo

Capital facts: Brazzaville

Quick facts: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, East Congo, the former Belgian Congo, the Congo, or Congo-Kinshasa is a country in Central Africa. Formerly known as Zaire, it became independent from Belgium in 1960. The official language is French. Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili, and Tshiluba are recognized as national languages.

Cote d’Ivoire

Capital facts: Yamoussoukro

Quick facts: The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, in a country in West Africa. It gained its independence from France in 1960. The official language is French.

D

Djibouti

Capital city: Djibouti city.

Quick facts: The Republic of Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa. It became independent from France in 1977. Its official languages are Arabic, French, and Somali.

E

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Egypt

Capital city: Cairo.

Quick facts: The Arab Republic of Egypt is a transcontinental country in Northeastern Africa and Southwest Asia. It became independent from the United Kingdom in 1922. Its national language is Egyptian Arabic.

Equatorial Guinea

Capital city: Malabo (de jure), and Oyala (seat of government).

Quick facts: The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country in Central Africa. It became independent from Spain in 1968. The official languages are Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Eritrea

Capital city: Asmara

Quick facts: The State of Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopia

Capital city: Addis Ababa

Quick facts: The Federal Republic of Ethiopia is a country in the Horn of Africa.

G

Gabon

Capital city: Libreville.

Quick facts: The Gabonese Republic is a country located on the west coast of Central Africa.

The Gambia

Capital city: Banjul.

Quick facts: The Republic of Gambia is a country in West Africa.

Ghana

Capital city: Accra.

Quick facts: The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa.

Guinea

Capital city: Conakry.

Quick facts: The Republic of Guinea is a country in West Africa.

Guinea-Bissau

Capital city: Bissau.

Quick facts: The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa.

K

Kenya

Capital city: Nairobi.

Quick facts: The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa.

We must unite to build a safe, new Kenya. – Mwai Kibaki

L

Lesotho

Capital city: Maseru.

Quick facts: The Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked country in Southern Africa.

Liberia

Capital city: Monrovia.

Quick facts: The Republic of Liberia is a country on the West African coast.

Libya

Capital city: Tripoli.

Quick facts: The State of Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa.

M

Madagascar

Capital city: Antananarivo.

Quick facts: The Republic of Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.

Malawi

Capital city: Lilongwe.

Quick facts: The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa.

Mali

Capital city: Bamako.

Quick facts: The Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa.

Mauritania

Capital city: Nouakchott.

Quick facts: The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwestern Africa.

Mauritius

Capital city: Port Louis.

Quick facts: The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the India Ocean.

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Morocco

Capital city: Rabat.

Quick facts: The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in the Maghreb region of Northern Africa,

Mozambique

Capital city: Maputo.

Quick facts: The Republic of Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa.

N

Namibia

Capital city: Windhoek.

Quick facts: The Republic of Namibia is a county in Southern Africa.

Niger

Capital city: Niamey.

Quick facts: The Republic of Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa.

Nigeria

Capital city: Abuja.

Quick facts: The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa.

R

Rwanda

Capital city: Kigali.

Quick facts: The Republic of Rwanda is a country in Central and East Africa.

S

Sao Tome and Principe

Capital city: São Tomé.

Quick facts: The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the West coast of Central Africa.

Senegal

Capital city: Dakar.

Quick facts: The Republic of Senegal is a country in West Africa.

Seychelles

Capital city: Victoria.

Quick facts: The Republic of Seychelles is an island country in the Indian Ocean.

Sierra Leone

Capital city: Freetown.

Quick facts: The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa.

Somalia

Capital city: Mogadishu.

Quick facts: The Federal Republic of Somalia is a country in the Horn of Africa.

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South Africa

Capital city: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial).

Quick facts: The Republic of South Africa is a country in Southern Africa.

South Sudan

Capital city: Khartoum.

Quick facts: The Republic of South Sudan is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa.

Swaziland

Capital city: Mbabane (administrative), and Lobamba (legislative and royal).

Quick facts: The Kingdom of Swaziland is a country in southern Africa.

T

Tanzania

Capital city: Dodoma.

Quick facts: The Republic of Tanzania is a country in the Eastern African region of the African Great Lakes.

Togo

Capital city: Lomé.

Quick facts: The Togolese Republic is a country in West Africa.

Tunisia

Capital city: Tunis.

Quick facts: The Republic of Tunisia is a country in Northwest Africa.

U

Uganda

Capital city: Kampala.

Quick facts: The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa.

Z

Zambia

Capital city: Lusaka.

Quick facts: The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa.

Zimbabwe

Capital city: Harare.

Quick facts: The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa.

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