This is a list of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa. It includes both fully recognised states, states with limited or zero recognition, and dependent territories of both African and non-African states. It lists 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories. Malta and parts of France , Italy , Portugal , and Spain are located on the African continental plate , some considerably closer to the African than European mainland, but politically are generally considered European by convention. Similarly, the island of Socotra is also on the African plate and much closer to Africa, but is politically part of the Asian state of Yemen. Egypt , although extending into Asia through the Sinai Peninsula , is considered an African state.
Countries That Make Up The African Continent [In Alphabetical Order]
South Africa doesn't have any states. It has nine provinces, though. South Africa does not have states as it is not a federation , it has provinces and there are nine of these. South Africa.
Currently, there are between 47 and 55 countries on the continent of Africa. The most accurate count of countries for the continent of Africa is This includes all internationally recognized territories and states on the continent. The variation is a result of disputed territories and inconsistencies around the inclusion of island nations off the coast of Africa.