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Known rather as some of the poorest countries in the world, countries on the African continent are home to pristine nature with unique landscapes, the greatest variety of wildlife and unique century-old traditions and cultures. Every country means a unique experience. Come make your own history here!
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Nigeria

Total area: 923,768 km2 Population: 152,217,341 (2010 estimate) Density: 164.8/km2 Currency: Naira (₦) Official language: English Capital: Abuja Government: Presidential Federal republic Internet TLD: .ng Calling code: +234     Nigeria is a country situated in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and is bordered by Niger to the north, the Re...

Kenya

Total area: 580,367 km2 Population: 40,046,566 (2010 estimate) Density: 67.2/km2 Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES) Official language(s): Swahili, English Capital: Nairobi Government: Semi-presidential Republic Internet TLD: .ke Calling code: +254       Kenya is a country situated in East Africa and shares borders with Ethiopia to th...

Ghana

Total area: 238,535 km2 Population: 24,233,431 (2010 estimate) Density: 101.5/km2 Currency: Ghana cedi (GH₵) Official language: English Capital: Accra Government: Constitutional presidential republic Internet TLD: .gh Calling code: 233       Ghana is a country situated in West Africa and shares borders with Burkina Faso to the nor...

South Africa

Total area: 1,221,037 km2 Population: 49,991,300 (2010 estimate) Density: 41/km2 Currency: Rand (ZAR) Official language(s): 11 Capital: Pretoria (executive) Government: Constitutional parliamentary republic Internet TLD: .za Calling code: +27     South Africa is a country situated at the southern tip of the African continent and shares bo...

Egypt

Total area: 1,002,450 km2 Population: 79,089,650 (2010 estimate) Density: 82.3/km2 Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP) Official language: Arabic Capital: Cairo Government: Military junta Internet TLD: .eg Calling code: +20       Egypt is a country situated in North Africa and shares borders with Libya to the west, the Red Sea to the ea...

Morocco

Total area: 710,850 km2 Population: 32,200,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 71.6/km2 Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD) Official language: Arabic Capital: Rabat Government: Constitutional monarchy Internet TLD: .ma Calling code: +212     Morocco is a country situated in North Africa, between Algeria and Western Sahara, and borders the North Atl...

Ethiopia

Total area: 1,104,300 km2 Population: 85,237,338 (2010 estimate) Density: 79/km2 Currency: Birr (ETB) Official language: Amharic Capital: Addis Ababa Government: Federal Parliamentary republic Internet TLD: .et Calling code: 251       Ethiopia is a country situated in North-Eastern Africa and shares borders with Sudan to the north...

Namibia

Total area: 825,418 km2 Population: 2,108,665 (2009 estimate) Density: 2.5/km2 Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD) Official language: English Capital: Windhoek Government: Republic Internet TLD: .na Calling code: +264     Located in southern Africa on the Atlantic shore, Namibia is bordered by Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the e...

Algeria

Total area: 2,381,741 km2 Population: 35,423,000 (2010 estimate) Density: 14.6/km2 Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD) Official language: Arabic Capital: Algiers Government: Semi-presidential republic Internet TLD: .dz Calling code: 213       Algeria is a country located in North Africa and is bound by the Mediterranean Sea in the nort...

Uganda

  Uganda is a country situated in East Africa and shares borders to the east with Kenya, to the north with Sudan, to the west with the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the south-west with Rwanda and to the South with Tanzania. Much of the southern part of Uganda is dominated by Lake Victoria.     Once you reach the modern and well-equipped Entebbe airport, with a breathtaking equatorial location, it is clear that Uganda is not just a safari destination...

Tanzania

Total area: 945,203 km2 Population: 42,746,620 (2010 estimate) Density: 46.3/km2 Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS) Official language(s): Swahili, English Capital: Dodoma Government: Republic Internet TLD: .tz Calling code: 255       Tanzania is a country situated in central East Africa and shares borders with Malawi, Zambia and M...

Seychelles

Total area: 451 km2 Population: 84,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 186.2/km2 Currency: Seychellois rupee (SCR) Official language(s): French, English Capital: Victoria Government: Republic Internet TLD: .sc Calling code: 248     Seychelles is an island country comprising 115 islands in the Indian Ocean and it is neighbored by Mauritius and R&...

Tunisia

Total area: 163,610 km2 Population: 10,432,500 (2009 estimate) Density: 63/km2 Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND) Official language(s): Arabic Capital: Tunis Government: Presidential republic Internet TLD: .tn Calling code: 216       Tunisia is a country situated in North Africa and is bound by Libya to the southwest, Algeria to the w...

Liberia

Total area: 111,369 km2 Population: 3,955,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 35.5/km2 Currency: Liberian dollar (LRD) Official language(s): English Capital: Monrovia Government: Presidential republic Internet TLD: .lr Calling code: 231     Liberia is a country situated the west coast of Africa and shares borders with Guinea to the north, C&ocir...

Mauritius

Total area: 2,040 km2 Population: 1,288,000 (2008 estimate) Density: 631.4/km2 Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR) Official language: English Capital: Port Louis Government: Parliamentary republic Internet TLD: .mu Calling code: 230     Mauritius is an island nation situated east of Madagascar, off the southern coast of Africa. Besides the is...

Sierra Leone

Total area: 71,740 km2 Population: 6.2 million (2010 estimate) Density: 79.4/km2 Currency: Leone (SLL) Official language(s): English Capital: Freetown Government: Constitutional republic Internet TLD: .sl Calling code: 232     Sierra Leone is a country situated in western Africa and shares borders to the north with Guinea, to the south-ea...

Somalia

Total area: 637,657 km2 Population: 9,359,000 (2010 estimate) Density: 14/km2 Currency: Somali shilling (SOS) Official language(s): Somali, Arabic Capital: Mogadishu Government: Coalition government Internet TLD: .so Calling code: 252       Somalia is the easternmost country on the African continent and is situated in the Horn of ...

Chad

Total area: 1,284,000 km2 Population: 10,329,208 (2009 estimate) Density: 8.0/km2 Currency: CFA franc (XAF) Official language(s): French, Arabic Capital: N'Djamena Governement: Presidential republic Internet TLD: .td Calling code: 235       Chad is a country situated in central Africa and shares borders with Niger to the west, Cam...

Rwanda

Total area: 26,338 km2 Population: 11,055,976 (July 2010 estimate) Density: 419.8/km2 Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF) Official language(s): Kinyarwanda, French, English Capital: Kigali Government: Republic Internet TLD: .rw Calling code: 250     Rwanda is a country situated in central-eastern Africa and shares borders with the Democratic Re...

Senegal

Total area: 196,723 km2 Population: 13,711,597 (2009 estimate) Density: 69.7/km2 Currency: CFA franc (XOF) Official language(s): French Capital: Dakar Government: Semi-presidential republic Internet TLD: .sn Calling code: 221       Senegal is one of the main tourist destinations in West Africa. It is also the most democratic state...

Madagascar

Total area: 587,041 km2 Population: 20,653,556 (2009 estimate) Density: 35.2/km2 Currency: Malagasy ariary (MGA) Official language(s): Malagasy, French Capital: Antananarivo Government: Caretaker government Internet TLD: .mg Calling code: +261     Madagascar is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean about 250 miles off the eastern ...

Cameroon

Total area: 475,442 km2 Population: 19.1 million people (2009 estimate) Density: 39.7/km2 Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF) Official language:F rench and English (de facto) Capital: Yaoundé Government: Republic Internet TLD: .cm Calling code: 237       Cameroon is a country of central and western Africa. It shares b...

Djibouti

Total area: 23,200 km2 Population: 864,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 37.2/km2 Currency: Franc (DJF) Official language(s): Arabic and French Capital: Djibouti Government: Semi-presidential republic Internet TLD: .dj Calling code: 253     Djibouti is a country situated in Eastern Africa, on the southern shore of the Bab el Mandeb and shares ...

Mali

Total area: 1,240,192 km2 Population: 14,517,176 Density: 11.7/km2 Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF) Official language: French Capital: Bamako Government: Semi-presidential republic Internet TLD: .ml Calling code: 223     Mali is a country situated in Western Africa and shares borders with Senegal and Mauritania to the west, Niger to...

Gambia

Total area: 10,380 km2 Population: 1,705,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 164.2/km2 Currency: Dalasi (GMD) Official language(s): English Capital: Banjul Governement: Republic Internet TLD: .gm Calling code: 220     Gambia is a country situated in West Africa. Among the smallest countries on the African continent, Gambia shares borders with Se...

Mozambique

Total area: 801,590 km2 Population: 22,894,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 28.7/km2 Currency: Mozambican metical (Mtn) Official language(s): Portuguese Capital: Maputo Government: Presidential republic Internet TLD: .mz Calling code: 258     Mozambique is a country situated in southeastern Africa and shares borders with Zimbabwe to the west,...

Swaziland

Total area: 17,364 km2 Population: 1,185,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 68.2/km2 Currency: Lilangeni (SZL) Official language(s): English, SiSwati Capital: Lobamba (royal and legislative) Government: Absolute Monarchy Internet TLD: .sz Calling code: 268     Swaziland is a country situated in Southern Africa and is bound by Mozambique to the ...

Togo

Total area: 56,785 km2 Population: 6,619,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 116.6/km2 Currency: CFA franc (XOF) Official language: French Capital: Lomé Government: Republic Internet TLD: .tg Calling code: +228       Togo is a country situated in West Africa and is bound by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to ...

Angola

Total area: 1,246,700 km2 Population: 18,498,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 14.8/km2 Currency: Kwanza (AOA) Official language: Portuguese Capital: Luanda Governement: Presidential republic Internet TLD: .ao Calling code: +244     Angola is a country situated in south-central part of Africa and shares borders with Congo to the north, Zambia ...

Benin

Total area: 112,622 km2 Population: 8,791,832 (2009 estimate) Density: 78.1/km2 Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF) Official language: French Capital: Porto-Novo Government: Multiparty democracy Internet TLD: .bj Calling code: 229     Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, is a country situated in West Africa. It is bordered by Burkina Faso...

Botswana

Total area: 581,730 km2 Population: 2,029,307 (2010 estimate) Density: 3.4/km2 Currency: Pula (BWP) Official language(s): English, Setswana Capital: Gaborone Governement: Parliamentary republic Internet TLD: .bw Calling code: +267     Botswana is a country situated in Southern Africa and shares borders with Namibia to the west and north, ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Total area: 2,345,409 km2 Population: 70,916,439 (2010 estimate) Density: 29.3/km2 Currency: Congolese franc (CDF) Official language: French Capital: Kinshasa Government: Semi-presidential republic Internet TLD: .cd Calling code: 243     Formerly known as Zaire, Democratic Republic of the Congo  is a country situated in Central Afric...

Guinea

Total area: 245,857 km2 Population: 10,057,975 (2009 estimate) Density: 40.9/km2 Currency: Guinean franc Official language: French Capital: Conakry Government: Presidential republic Internet TLD: .gn Calling code: 224     Guinea, formerly known as French Guinea, is a country situated in West Africa and shares borders with Guinea-Bissau, ...

Libya

Total area: 1,759,541 km2 Population: 6,420,000 (2010 estimate) Density: 3.6/km2 Currency: Dinar (LYD) Official language(s): Arabic Capital: Tripoli Internet TLD: .ly Calling code: +218     Libya is a country situated in North Africa and shares borders with the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Algeria and Tunisia to the west, Chad and Niger to the south...

Sudan

Total area: 2,505,813 km2 Population: 43,939,598 (2009 estimate) Density: 16.9/km2 Currency: Sudanese pound (SDG) Official language(s): Arabic, English Capital: Khartoum Government: Federal presidential democratic republic Internet TLD: .sd Calling code: 249     Sudan is a country situated in northeastern Africa and shares borders to the ...

Burkina Faso

Total area: 274,200 km2 Population: 15,746,232 (2009 estimate) Density: 57.4/km2 Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF) Official language(s): French Capital: Ouagadougou Government: Semi-presidential republic Internet TLD: .bf Calling code: 226       Burkina Faso is a country situated in West Africa and it is bordered by Mali to t...

Central African Republic

Total area: 622,984 km2 Population: 4,422,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 7.1/km2 Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF) Official language(s): Sango, French Capital: Bangui Government: Republic Internet TLD: .cf Calling code: 236       The Central African Republic is a country situated in Central Africa and it shares borders with ...

Equatorial Guinea

Total area: 28,050 km2 Population: 676,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 24.1/km2 Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF) Official language(s): Spanish and French Capital: Malabo Government: Presidential Republic Internet TLD: .gq Calling code: 240       Equatorial Guinea is a country situated in Middle Africa, on its west coast and ...

Eritrea

Total area: 117,600 km2 Population: 5,224,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 43.1/km2 Currency: Nakfa (ERN) Official language(s):None; de facto predominant languages: Tigrinya, Arabic Capital: Asmara Government: provisional government Internet TLD: .er Calling code: 291     Eritrea is a country situated in north eastern Africa. Eritrea stretche...

Gabon

Total area: 267,745 km2 Population: 1,475,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 5.5/km2 Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF) Official language: French Capital: Libreville Government: Republic Internet TLD: .ga Calling code: 241       Gabon is a country situated in west-central Africa and is bordered by Cameroon to the north, Equatoria...

Guinea-Bissau

Total area: 36,125 km2 Population: 1,647,000 (2010 estimate) Density: 44.1/km2 Currency: peso (XOF) Official language: Portuguese Capital: Bissau Government: Semi-presidential republic Internet TLD: .gw Calling code: 245     Guinea Bissau is a country situated in West Africa and shares borders with Senegal to the north, Atlantic Ocean to ...

Lesotho

Total area: 30,355 km2 Population: 2,067,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 68.1/km2 Currency: Lesotho loti/Loti (LSL) Official language(s): Sesotho, English Capital: Maseru Government: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy Internet TLD: .ls Calling code: +266     Lesotho is a country situated in Southern Africa and is completely surrounded by ...

Malawi

Total area: 118,484 km2 Population: 15,028,757 (2009 estimate) Density: 128.8/km2 Currency: Kwacha Official language(s): English, Chichewa Capital: Lilongwe Government: Multi-party democracy Internet TLD: .mw Calling code: +265       Malawi is a country situated in southeast Africa and shares borders with Tanzania to the north-eas...

Mauritania

Total area: 1,030,700 km2 Population: 3,291,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 3.2/km2 Currency: Ouguiya (MRO) Official language: Arabic Capital: Nouakchott Government: Islamic republic Internet TLD: .mr Calling code: 222     Mauritania is a country situated in Northern Africa and shares borders with Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the ...

Niger

Total area: 1,267,000 km2 Population: 15,306,252 (2009 estimate) Density: 12.1/km2 Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF) Official language(s): French, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gulmancema, Kanuri, Zarma, Tamasheq Capital: Niamey Government: Military Junta Internet TLD: .ne Calling code: 227     Niger is a country situated in Western Africa and sh...

Republic of the Congo

Total area: 342,000 km2 Population: 3,686,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 10.8/km2 Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF) Official language: French Capital: Brazzaville Government: Republic Internet TLD: .cg Calling code: 242     Republic of Congo is a country situated in Central Africa and shares borders with the Central African Republic...

Burundi

Total area: 27,834 km2 Population: 8,988,091 (July 2009 estimate) Density: 323.0/km2 Currency: Burundi franc (FBu) Official language(s): Kirundi, French Capital: Bujumbura Government: Republic Internet TLD: .bi Calling code: 257     Burundi is a country situated in east-central Africa and shares borders with Congo to the west, Tanzania to...


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