5 smallest countries in Africa by land size

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

Look no further, here’s a top 5 list of the smallest countries on the continent.

Smallest countries in Africa by land area

  1. Seychelles: an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean
  2. São Tomé and Príncipe: two main islands of the archipelago located in the Gulf of Guinea
  3. Mauritius: located in the Indian Ocean, includes the Mascarene Islands of Rodrigues
  4. Comoros: archipelago of three main islands and numerous smaller islands, located in the Indian Ocean
  5. Cape Verde: archipelago of 10 islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean
The 5 smallest countries in Africa are all islands off the main coast. The smallest nation – Seychelles – is located north of Madagascar.

Smallest country in mainland Africa

The smallest country in mainland Africa is the Republic of The Gambia. It is almost completely surrounded by Senegal except for its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.

Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa

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