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Geography Statistics of Africa

  • Continent Size: 30,221,532 sq km, 11,668,599 sq miles
    The only continent larger in area is Asia
  • Percent of Earth's Land: 12.7%
  • Highest Point: Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 19,341 ft (5,895m) (see map)
  • Lowest Point: Lake Assal, Djibouti (-512 ft) (-156 m) (see map)
  • Geographic Center: The geographic center of Africa is located within Lobeke National Park in far southeastern Cameroon at 2° 37' N 16° 06' E. (see map)
  • Horizontal Width: 4,355 miles (7,009 km) from Dakar, Senegal, east to Mogadishu, Somalia (see map)
  • Vertical Length: 4,504 miles (7,248 km) from Cape Town, South Africa north to Tripoli, Libya: (see map)

Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements and will vary some using other map projections.

Largest African Countries: (by land area)

  • Algeria: 2,381,741 sq km
  • Congo, DRC: 2,344,858 sq km
  • Sudan: 1,861,484 sq km
  • Libya: 1,759,540 sq km
  • Chad: 1,284,000 sq km
  • Niger: 1,267,000 sq km
  • Angola: 1,246,700 sq km
  • Mali: 1,240,192 sq km
  • South Africa: 1,221.037 sq km
  • Ethiopia: 1,104,300 sq km

All Country's Land Areas

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This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.