Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. The continent spans around 30.2 million square kilometers. That is around 20.4 percent of the earth’s land area.
Here are the top 10 largest African countries by land area.
1. Algeria (2,381,741 square km)
Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country’s far north. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres, Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the biggest country in Africa.
Just To give you an idea of how big the country is.. Italy, Germany, Japan, Spain, Uruguay, North Korea, Portugal, United Kingdom. Would all fit into the country.
2. Democratic Republic of the Congo (2,344,858 Square km)
Democratic Republic of the Congo also known as DR Congo is a country located in Central Africa. It is the second-biggest country in Africa by area and eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 80 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth most-populated nation in Africa and the eighteenth most populated country in the world.
3. Sudan (1,886,068 square km)
Sudan is an Arab republic located in the Nile valley of North Africa. The Nile River divides the nation into eastern and western halves. Around 41 million people live in Sudan. The country is the third bigest country in Africa.
4. Libya (1,759,540 square km)
Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres Libya is the fourth biggest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. The country has a population of around 6.6 million people.
5. Chad (1,284,000 square km)
Central African is the fifth biggest country in Africa. The country is a landlocked nation and has a population of 10.33 million. Around 1.9 percent of Chad is water. Lake Chad is the largest wetland in Chad, and the second-largest in the African continent.
6. Niger (1,267,000 square km)
The Republic of the Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km 2, making it the largest country in West Africa and sixth largest in Africa.. The population of Niger is approximately 15.73 million.
7. Angola (1,246,700 Square km)
Located in Southern Africa. Angola is the seventh-largest country in Africa and the twenty second largest in ghe world… The country is bigger than sweden, germany and uruguay combined.
8. Mali (1,240,192 Square km)
The Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa and twenty-third in the world with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 14.5 million and its capital is Bamako.
9. South Africa (1,221,037 square km)
South Africa has 2,798 km of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The population of South Africa is around 53 million people. According to wikipedia, It is the twenty-forth-largest country in the world by land area.
10. Ethiopia (1,104,300 square km)
Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria . It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa