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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Geography > Surface area > Sq. km

DEFINITION: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Sudan 2.51 million km² 2005
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.34 million km² 2005
3 Chad 1.28 million km² 2005
4 Niger 1.27 million km² 2005
5 Angola 1.25 million km² 2005
6 Mali 1.24 million km² 2005
7 South Africa 1.22 million km² 2005
8 Ethiopia 1.1 million km² 2005
9 Mauritania 1.03 million km² 2005
10 Tanzania 945,090 km² 2005
11 Nigeria 923,770 km² 2005
12 Namibia 824,290 km² 2005
13 Mozambique 801,590 km² 2005
14 Zambia 752,610 km² 2005
15 Somalia 637,660 km² 2005
16 Central African Republic 622,980 km² 2005
17 Madagascar 587,040 km² 2005
18 Botswana 581,730 km² 2005
19 Kenya 580,370 km² 2005
20 Cameroon 475,440 km² 2005
21 Zimbabwe 390,760 km² 2005
22 Cote d'Ivoire 322,460 km² 2005
23 Burkina Faso 274,000 km² 2005
24 Gabon 267,670 km² 2005
25 Guinea 245,860 km² 2005
26 Uganda 241,040 km² 2005
27 Ghana 238,540 km² 2005
28 Senegal 196,720 km² 2005
29 Malawi 118,480 km² 2005
30 Eritrea 117,600 km² 2005
31 Benin 112,620 km² 2005
32 Liberia 111,370 km² 2005
33 Sierra Leone 71,740 km² 2005
34 Togo 56,790 km² 2005
35 Guinea-Bissau 36,120 km² 2005
36 Lesotho 30,350 km² 2005
37 Equatorial Guinea 28,050 km² 2005
38 Burundi 27,830 km² 2005
39 Rwanda 26,340 km² 2005
40 Djibouti 23,200 km² 2005
41 Swaziland 17,360 km² 2005
42 The Gambia 11,300 km² 2005
43 Cape Verde 4,030 km² 2005
44 Comoros 2,230 km² 2005
45 Mauritius 2,040 km² 2005
46 Sao Tome and Principe 960 km² 2005
47 Seychelles 460 km² 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Surface area > Sq. km. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Geography/Surface-area/Sq.-km

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Geography > Surface area > Sq. km

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Interesting observations about Geography > Surface area > Sq. km

  • Russia has had the highest surface area > sq. km since 1961.
  • Brazil ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Monaco has ranked last for surface area > sq. km since 1961.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • France ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst European Union in 2005.
  • United States ranked second for surface area > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • China ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2005.
  • Turkey ranked second for surface area > sq. km amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Sudan ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
  • Argentina ranked second for surface area > sq. km amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
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