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Territories and regions {{#invoke:main|main}} The countries in this table are categorized according to the scheme for geographic subregions used by the United Nations, and data included are per sources in cross-referenced articles. Where they differ, provisos are clearly indicated.

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Regions of Africa:
  Northern Africa
  Western Africa
  Central Africa
  Eastern Africa
  Southern Africa
 
 
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Name of region<ref>Continental regions as per UN categorizations/map.
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territory, with flag
Area
(km²)
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Year Density
(per km²)
Capital
Northern Africa
2,381,740 34,178,188 2009 14 Algiers
(Spain)<ref>The Spanish Canary Islands, of which Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are Santa Cruz de Tenerife are co-capitals, are often considered part of Northern Africa due to their relative proximity to Morocco and Western Sahara; population and area figures are for 2001.
</ref>
7,492 2,118,519 2010 226 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
(Spain)<ref>The Spanish exclave of Ceuta is surrounded on land by Morocco in Northern Africa; population and area figures are for 2001.
</ref>
20 71,505 2001 3,575
<ref>Egypt is generally considered a transcontinental country in Northern Africa (UN region) and Western Asia; population and area figures are for African portion only, west of the Suez Canal.
</ref>
1,001,450 82,868,000 2012 83 Cairo
1,759,540 6,310,434 2009 4 Tripoli
(Portugal)<ref>The Portuguese Madeira Islands are often considered part of Northern Africa due to their relative proximity to Morocco; population and area figures are for 2001.
</ref>
797 245,000 2001 307 Funchal
(Spain)<ref>The Spanish exclave of Melilla is surrounded on land by Morocco in Northern Africa; population and area figures are for 2001.
</ref>
12 66,411 2001 5,534
446,550 34,859,364 2009 78 Rabat
1,861,484 30,894,000 2008 17 Khartoum
163,610 10,486,339 2009 64 Tunis
  Western Sahara<ref name="Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic">The territory of Western Sahara is claimed by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Morocco. The SADR is recognized as a sovereign state by the African Union. Morocco claims the entirety of the country as its Southern Provinces. Morocco administers 4/5 of the territory while the SADR controls 1/5. Morocco's annexation of this territory has not been recognized internationally.</ref> 266,000 405,210 2009 2 El Aaiún
Horn of Africa or Northeast Africa
23,000 623,891 2012 22 Djibouti
121,320 5,647,168 2009 47 Asmara
1,127,127 84,320,987 2012 75 Addis Ababa
637,657 9,832,017 2009 15 Mogadishu
Eastern Africa
27,830 8,988,091 2009 323 Bujumbura
- Chagos Archipelago
(United Kingdom)
56.13 3,000 2012 53.4 Diego Garcia
2,170 752,438 2009 347 Moroni
582,650 39,002,772 2009 66 Nairobi
587,040 20,653,556 2009 35 Antananarivo
118,480 14,268,711 2009 120 Lilongwe
2,040 1,284,264 2009 630 Port Louis
(France) 374 223,765 2009 490 Mamoudzou
801,590 21,669,278 2009 27 Maputo
(France) 2,512 743,981 2002 296 Saint-Denis
26,338 10,473,282 2009 398 Kigali
455 87,476 2009 192 Victoria
619,745 8,260,490 2008 13 Juba
945,087 44,929,002 2009 43 Dodoma
236,040 32,369,558 2009 137 Kampala
752,614 11,862,740 2009 16 Lusaka
390,580 11,392,629 2009 29 Harare
Central Africa
1,246,700 12,799,293 2009 10 Luanda
475,440 18,879,301 2009 40 Yaoundé
622,984 4,511,488 2009 7 Bangui
1,284,000 10,329,208 2009 8 N'Djamena
342,000 4,012,809 2009 12 Brazzaville
2,345,410 69,575,000 2012 30 Kinshasa
28,051 633,441 2009 23 Malabo
267,667 1,514,993 2009 6 Libreville
1,001 212,679 2009 212 São Tomé
Southern Africa
600,370 1,990,876 2009 3 Gaborone
30,355 2,130,819 2009 70 Maseru
825,418 2,108,665 2009 3 Windhoek
1,219,912 51,770,560 2011 42 Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria<ref>Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of South Africa, while Cape Town is its legislative seat, and Pretoria is the country's administrative seat.
</ref>
17,363 1,123,913 2009 65 Mbabane
Western Africa
112,620 8,791,832 2009 78 Porto-Novo
274,200 15,746,232 2009 57 Ouagadougou
4,033 429,474 2009 107 Praia
11,300 1,782,893 2009 158 Banjul
239,460 23,832,495 2009 100 Accra
245,857 10,057,975 2009 41 Conakry
36,120 1,533,964 2009 43 Bissau
322,460 20,617,068 2009 64 Abidjan,<ref>Yamoussoukro is the official capital of Côte d'Ivoire, while Abidjan is the de facto seat.</ref> Yamoussoukro
111,370 3,441,790 2009 31 Monrovia
1,240,000 12,666,987 2009 10 Bamako
1,030,700 3,129,486 2009 3 Nouakchott
1,267,000 15,306,252 2009 12 Niamey
923,768 166,629,000 2012 180 Abuja
(United Kingdom) 420 7,728 2012 13 Jamestown
196,190 13,711,597 2009 70 Dakar
71,740 6,440,053 2009 90 Freetown
56,785 6,019,877 2009 106 Lomé
  Africa Total 30,368,609 1,001,320,281 2009 33

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