Discover the Largest Country in Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, only behind Asia in terms of area.

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We will compare the top 15 largest countries in Africa and show you how they measure up to one another.

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Namibia

Namibia means “vast place” and is the 15th largest country in Africa.

14

Nigeria

Named for the Niger River, Nigeria is the country with the highest population in all of Africa. 

13

Tanzania

The country of Tanzania gets its name from the two countries that fused to form the nation: Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Together, they created Tanzania.

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Egypt

The culture of Egypt is very interesting because it combines influences from Africa as well as the Arab world. The country is rich in terms of its culture, politics, and history.  

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Mauritania

About 75% of the country is covered by the Sahara Desert or is covered by a type of ecological zone called semidesert.

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