5 Largest countries in Africa by land size

Have you ever wondered what the largest countries in Africa are by size?

Look no further, here’s a top 5 list.

5 largest countries in Africa

Largest countries in Africa by land area

  • Algeria: covers 6% of the Earth’s total surface area; largest country in Africa and the 10thlargest in the world
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo: landlocked country in Central Africa; larger than the combined land area of Norway, Sweden, Germany, France and Spain
  • Sudan: in North Africa, sharing a coastal border with the Red Sea
  • Libya: in North Africa, sharing a coastal border with the Mediterranean Sea
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