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Regional Map of Africa

Countries in East, West, North, Central, and Southern Africa

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You often hear people referring to East Africa, or North Africa but it's not always clear which countries belong to which region. Find out from the list below:
Regional Map of Africa showing the main regions designated by the UN

Regional Map of Africa showing the main regions designated by the UN

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Northern Africa (shaded blue on the map) includes:

Western Africa (shaded green on the map) includes:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo

Eastern Africa (shaded yellow on the map) includes:

Middle (Central) Africa (shaded purple on the map) includes:

  • Angola
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Republic of the Congo
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
Southern Africa (shaded red on the map) includes:

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