Your question: Does Africa have 56 countries?

Does Africa have 54 or 55 countries?

There are 54 sovereign states (or countries) in Africa – see the list below the map. 55 African countries, 54 sovereign African states plus the territory of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, are members of the African Union, a federation of African nations established in 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Are there 57 countries in Africa?

48 countries share the area of mainland Africa, plus six island nations are considered to be part of the continent. All in all, there are 54 sovereign African countries and two disputed areas, namely Somaliland (autonomous region of Somalia) and Western Sahara (occupied by Morocco and claimed by the Polisario).

Is Africa a country Yes or no?

A lot of misconceptions surround Africa, partly because we most often hear about its struggles. … The most important thing to know — and we know you know this, but it must be said —is that Africa is not a country. It’s a continent of 54 countries that are diverse culturally and geographically.

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