Continent With The Most Countries 2019

There are a total of 195 countries around the world. About 27% of the world’s countries are located on just one continent: Africa. Africa has the most countries with a total of 54 as of April 2019. The countries of Africa are:

The next continent with the most countries is Asia, which is also the most populous continent in the world. Asia has a total of 48 countries, including:

The next continent with the most countries is Europe, which has a total of 44. Those countries are:

Next on the list is North America, which has a total of 23 countries. Those countries are:

There are a total of 14 countries in Oceania/Australia. Those countries are:

Finally, the continent with the fewest number of countries is South America, which has just 12. The nations on that continent are:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Nigeria200,963,599923,768 km²356,574 mi²0.62%2.60%AfricaWestern Africa
2Ethiopia112,078,7301,104,300 km²426,260 mi²0.74%2.61%AfricaEastern Africa
3Egypt100,388,0731,002,450 km²386,946 mi²0.68%2.00%AfricaNorthern Africa
4South Africa58,558,2701,221,037 km²471,320 mi²0.82%1.33%AfricaSouthern Africa
5Tanzania58,005,463945,087 km²364,804 mi²0.64%3.00%AfricaEastern Africa
6Kenya52,573,973580,367 km²224,022 mi²0.39%2.30%AfricaEastern Africa
7Uganda44,269,594241,550 km²93,238 mi²0.16%3.61%AfricaEastern Africa
8Algeria43,053,0542,381,741 km²919,352 mi²1.60%1.95%AfricaNorthern Africa
9Sudan42,813,2381,886,068 km²728,022 mi²1.27%2.42%AfricaNorthern Africa
10Morocco36,471,769446,550 km²172,368 mi²0.30%1.23%AfricaNorthern Africa
11Angola31,825,2951,246,700 km²481,226 mi²0.84%3.30%AfricaMiddle Africa
12Ghana30,417,856238,533 km²92,074 mi²0.16%2.19%AfricaWestern Africa
13Mozambique30,366,036801,590 km²309,414 mi²0.54%2.95%AfricaEastern Africa
14Madagascar26,969,307587,041 km²226,598 mi²0.40%2.69%AfricaEastern Africa
15Cameroon25,876,380475,442 km²183,521 mi²0.32%2.62%AfricaMiddle Africa
16Ivory Coast25,716,544322,463 km²124,471 mi²0.22%2.58%AfricaWestern Africa
17Niger23,310,7151,267,000 km²489,062 mi²0.85%3.87%AfricaWestern Africa
18Burkina Faso20,321,378272,967 km²105,365 mi²0.18%2.89%AfricaWestern Africa
19Mali19,658,0311,240,192 km²478,714 mi²0.84%3.04%AfricaWestern Africa
20Malawi18,628,747118,484 km²45,735 mi²< 0.1%2.68%AfricaEastern Africa
21Zambia17,861,030752,612 km²290,508 mi²0.51%2.94%AfricaEastern Africa
22Senegal16,296,364196,722 km²75,935 mi²0.13%2.79%AfricaWestern Africa
23Chad15,946,8761,284,000 km²495,624 mi²0.86%3.03%AfricaMiddle Africa
24Somalia15,442,905637,657 km²246,136 mi²0.43%2.90%AfricaEastern Africa
25Zimbabwe14,645,468390,757 km²150,832 mi²0.26%1.43%AfricaEastern Africa
26Guinea12,771,246245,857 km²94,901 mi²0.17%2.88%AfricaWestern Africa
27Rwanda12,626,95026,338 km²10,166 mi²< 0.1%2.64%AfricaEastern Africa
28Benin11,801,151112,622 km²43,472 mi²< 0.1%2.75%AfricaWestern Africa
29Tunisia11,694,719163,610 km²63,153 mi²0.11%1.12%AfricaNorthern Africa
30Burundi11,530,58027,834 km²10,744 mi²< 0.1%3.18%AfricaEastern Africa
31South Sudan11,062,113619,745 km²239,222 mi²0.42%0.79%AfricaMiddle Africa
32Togo8,082,36656,785 km²21,919 mi²< 0.1%2.45%AfricaWestern Africa
33Sierra Leone7,813,21571,740 km²27,692 mi²< 0.1%2.13%AfricaWestern Africa
34Libya6,777,4521,759,540 km²679,182 mi²1.19%1.48%AfricaNorthern Africa
35Republic Of The Congo5,380,508342,000 km²132,012 mi²0.23%2.60%AfricaMiddle Africa
36Liberia4,937,374111,369 km²42,988 mi²< 0.1%2.46%AfricaWestern Africa
37Central African Republic4,745,185622,984 km²240,472 mi²0.42%1.69%AfricaMiddle Africa
38Mauritania4,525,6961,030,700 km²397,850 mi²0.69%2.78%AfricaWestern Africa
39Eritrea3,497,117117,600 km²45,394 mi²< 0.1%1.28%AfricaEastern Africa
40Namibia2,494,530825,615 km²318,687 mi²0.56%1.89%AfricaSouthern Africa
41Gambia2,347,70610,689 km²4,126 mi²< 0.1%2.97%AfricaWestern Africa
42Botswana2,303,697582,000 km²224,652 mi²0.39%2.20%AfricaSouthern Africa
43Gabon2,172,579267,668 km²103,320 mi²0.18%2.52%AfricaMiddle Africa
44Lesotho2,125,26830,355 km²11,717 mi²< 0.1%0.80%AfricaSouthern Africa
45Guinea Bissau1,920,92236,125 km²13,944 mi²< 0.1%2.49%AfricaWestern Africa
46Equatorial Guinea1,355,98628,051 km²10,828 mi²< 0.1%3.59%AfricaMiddle Africa
47Mauritius1,269,6682,040 km²787 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AfricaEastern Africa
48Djibouti973,56023,200 km²8,955 mi²< 0.1%1.53%AfricaEastern Africa
49Comoros850,8861,862 km²719 mi²< 0.1%2.23%AfricaEastern Africa
50Cape Verde549,9354,033 km²1,557 mi²< 0.1%1.13%AfricaWestern Africa
51Sao Tome And Principe215,056964 km²372 mi²< 0.1%1.91%AfricaMiddle Africa
52Seychelles97,739452 km²174 mi²< 0.1%0.66%AfricaEastern Africa