List of Country Capitals in Africa

Capital cities are generally locations that serve as the centers of government, business and education, making them population hubs and popular tourist destinations. While some countries, such as Italy and Germany, have multiple cities of cultural importance, others have just one major city that functions as a seat of government and cultural attraction. Some capital cities are more well-known that the countries in which they are located – for example, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik is a highly popular tourist destination, famous for its hot springs, but large parts of the rest of the country are not widely explored by most tourists.

In countries with ongoing conflicts, capital cities often experience the worst effects; indeed, there are instances of entire cities being almost completely destroyed. Most recently, capital cities such as Afghanistan's Kabul and Iraq's Baghdad have suffered significant destruction. Conversely, Syria's capital city of Damascus has remained relatively stable through the ongoing conflict there, while large part of the rest of the country have been severely damaged.

The largest capital city in the world is Beijing in China, with a huge population of more than twenty million (although this is still a small percentage of the overall population in China). The title of smallest capital city in the world goes to Ngerulmud in the tiny Pacific island country of Palau, with a population of around 400 people. Other countries with very small capital cities include Vatican City, with a population of 1000 and San Marino with around 4000 residents.

Name Capital
AlgeriaAlgiers
AngolaLuanda
BeninPorto-Novo
BotswanaGaborone
Burkina FasoOuagadougou
BurundiBujumbura
CameroonYaoundé
Cape VerdePraia
Central African RepublicBangui
ChadN'Djamena
ComorosMoroni
DjiboutiDjibouti
Dr CongoKinshasa
EgyptCairo
Equatorial GuineaMalabo
EritreaAsmara
EthiopiaAddis Ababa
GabonLibreville
GambiaBanjul
GhanaAccra
GuineaConakry
Guinea BissauBissau
Ivory CoastYamoussoukro
KenyaNairobi
LesothoMaseru
LiberiaMonrovia
LibyaTripoli
MadagascarAntananarivo
MalawiLilongwe
MaliBamako
MauritaniaNouakchott
MauritiusPort Louis
MayotteMamoudzou
MoroccoRabat
MozambiqueMaputo
NamibiaWindhoek
NigerNiamey
NigeriaAbuja
Republic Of The CongoBrazzaville
ReunionSaint-Denis
RwandaKigali
Sao Tome And PrincipeSão Tomé
SenegalDakar
SeychellesVictoria
Sierra LeoneFreetown
SomaliaMogadishu
South AfricaPretoria
South SudanJuba
SudanKhartoum
SwazilandLobamba
TanzaniaDodoma
TogoLomé
TunisiaTunis
UgandaKampala
Western SaharaEl Aaiún
ZambiaLusaka
ZimbabweHarare