A Treasure Trove Of African Country Maps

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Africa Maps

Our Africa map collection from publishers across the globe is a treasure trove for map lovers and African expatriates. You can get maps of all African countries like Algeria, Sudan, Libya, Kenya, and many more. Whether you need a map for referential purpose in your office, educational use in classrooms, or for wall decor in homes, you can get one delivered to your doorstep.

Map of Africa

Map of Africa

This Africa map shows the total land area of the continent i.e 11,730,000 square miles. You can also view the exact location of the continent that is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the Red Sea by the east and the Indian Ocean on the south. It also shows major cities and regions of the continent with international boundaries and oceans.

Here you can find Africa divided into five regions or subregions(four of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa).

These regions are:

  • Northern Africa 
  • Northeastern Africa
  • Central Africa
  • Northwestern Africa
  • Southern Africa 

1. Map of Northern Africa

This region encompasses the northern portion of Africa. It stretches from the Atlantic shores of Morocco in the west to Egypt’s Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the east. The area is further divided into three main geographic features: the Sahara desert, the Atlas Mountains, and the Nile River. 

The 6 countries that shape Northern Africa are Algeria , Egypt , Libya , Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia. Among which Algeria and Libya have transformed their economies after the discovery of oil and natural gas reserves in the deserts. Egypt, however, has the most varied industrial base as it imports technology to develop electronics and engineering industries. It also has the reputation of its high-quality cotton textiles and is a famous tourist destination.

CountriesCapitalsFacts and Figures
AlgeriaAlgiersIt is the largest country in Africa
EgyptCairoApprox 90% of Egypt is desert
LibyaTripoliIt has the longest Mediterranean Sea coast of any North African country
MoroccoRabatIt is one of the oldest recognized countries in Africa
SudanKhartoumThe place is known for the world’s largest collection of pyramids
TunisiaTunisIt covers a 1,148 kilometers (713 miles) of coastline

2. Map of Northeastern Africa

The region of Eastern Africa consists of two traditionally recognized regions: East Africa, made up of Kenya , Tanzania , and Uganda and the Horn of Africa, made up of Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia .

It is composed of mainly plateaus and has most of the highest elevations in the continent. The world’s second-largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria and the second deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika can also be found in this region. 

The major countries that form this region are listed below with their location and capital cities.

 

Countries

Capital

Horn of Africa

It is a peninsula in Northeast Africa that extends hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden.

Djibouti

Djibouti City

Eritrea

Asmara

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Somalia

Mogadishu

 

Countries

Capital

Nile Valley

The Nile is a north-flowing river in northeastern Africa and is an “international” river as its drainage basin covers 11 countries.

Sudan

Khartoum

South sudan

Juba

 

Countries

Capital

Indian Ocean Islands

It is the third-largest of the world’s oceanic divisions that is bounded by Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Madagascar

Antananarivo

Mauritius

Port Louis

Comoros

Moroni

Seychelles

Victoria

Réunion

Saint-Denis

Mayotte

 Mamoudzou

 

Countries

Capital

East African Community

This intergovernmental organization is composed of 6 countries in the African Great Lakes region in Eastern Africa.

Uganda

Kampala

Rwanda

Kigali

Burundi

Gitega

Kenya

Nairobi

3. Map of Central Africa

Central Africa consists of 9 countries according to different definitions. This entire region is known for farming, herding, and fishing activities.  

The Lake Chad basin has been ecologically significant to the populations here as it served as an important supra-regional organization. Fisheries in this lake basin have provided food and income to more than 10 million people.

Countries in this region with their capitals are listed below:

CountriesCapital
AngolaLuanda
CameroonYaoundé
The Central African RepublicBangui
ChadN’Djamena
The Democratic Republic of the CongoKinshasa
Republic of the CongoBrazzaville
Equatorial GuineaMalabo
GabonLibreville
São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé

4. Map of Northwestern Africa

 

North West Africa comprises 16 countries and has an estimated population of 362 million. The northern part of this region is composed of semi-arid terrain called the Sahel. It is a transitional zone between the Sahara and the savannahs of western Sudan. 

Few major countries of Western Africa are listed below:

CountriesCapital
MaliBamako
MauritaniaNouakchott
NigerNiamey
NigeriaAbuja

5. Map of Southern Africa

The region of Southern Africa is variably defined by geography or geopolitics. It majorly includes 9 countries and a diversity of ecoregions like grassland, bushveld, karoo, savannah, and riparian zones. 

The region also has the world’s largest resources of platinum and the platinum group elements, chromium, vanadium, and cobalt, uranium, gold, copper, titanium, iron, and diamonds. 

Few major countries of Southern Africa are listed below:

CountriesCapital
BotswanaGaborone
NamibiaWindhoek
South AfricaPretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town 
ZambiaLusaka
ZimbabweHarare

Summary

We tried to list every African country here on the basis of their regions. You can view maps of these countries by clicking on their names above. Every map in our collection of African Country maps highlights the political and physical features of the country. You can use them for business and references in your homes and offices.

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