Africa’s total area is 30.3 million km² (11.7 million mi²) split across 54 countries.
The largest country in Africa is Algeria, which spans over 2,381,741 km² (919,352 mi²) and has a population of over 43 million people. It is also the tenth largest country in the world. Algeria is located in Northern Africa with a Mediterranean coastline and a Saharan desert interior.
The smallest country in Africa is Mayotte, located in the Indian Ocean. Mayotte is 374 km² (144 mi²) and has a population of 267,104 people.