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Hierarchy Chart of African Countries

Hierarchy Chart of African Countries
Political hierarchy chart of Africa

The continent of Africa is traditionally divided into five distinct regions, each with its own unique cultural, historical, and geographical characteristics. These are: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, and Western Africa.

The following table summarizes provides the data that generated this chart.

Region Country Capital Subdivisions Count
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ Burundi Bujumbura 17
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Comoros Moroni 3
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Djibouti Djibouti 6
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท Eritrea Asmara 6
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia Addis Ababa 11
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya Nairobi 8
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Madagascar Antananarivo 6
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi Lilongwe 3
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius Port Louis 17
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mozambique Maputo 11
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda Kigali 5
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ Seychelles Victoria 25
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia Mogadishu 18
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tanzania Dodoma 26
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda Kampala 4
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Zambia Lusaka 9
Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe Harare 10
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola Luanda 18
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon Yaoundรฉ 10
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic Bangui 17
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad N'Djamena 22
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ DRC Kinshasa 11
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial Guinea Malabo 2
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon Libreville 9
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 12
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sรฃo Tomรฉ and Prรญncipe Sรฃo Tomรฉ 2
Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan Juba 10
Northern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria Algiers 48
Northern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt Cairo 29
Northern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya Tripoli 22
Northern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco Rabat 16
Northern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan Khartoum 17
Northern Africa ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia Tunis 24
Southern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana Gaborone 16
Southern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho Maseru 10
Southern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia Windhoek 14
Southern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa Pretoria 9
Southern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Swaziland Lobamba 4
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin Porto-Novo 12
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 13
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cape Verde Praia 2
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana Accra 10
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea Conakry 8
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-Bissau Bissau 3
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Ivory Coast Yamoussoukro 19
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท Liberia Monrovia 15
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali Bamako 9
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania Nouakchott 13
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช Niger Niamey 8
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria Abuja 37
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Saint Helena Jamestown 3
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal Dakar 14
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone Freetown 4
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The Gambia Banjul 6
Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo Lomรฉ 5

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa Capital Pretoria Number of Subdivisions 9 Northern Africa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda Capital Kampala Number of Subdivisions 4 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad Capital N'Djamena Number of Subdivisions 22 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Ivory Coast Capital Yamoussoukro Number of Subdivisions 19 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho Capital Maseru Number of Subdivisions 10 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia Capital Addis Ababa Number of Subdivisions 11 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช Niger Capital Niamey Number of Subdivisions 8 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mozambique Capital Maputo Number of Subdivisions 11 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cape Verde Capital Praia Number of Subdivisions 2 Southern Africa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt Capital Cairo Number of Subdivisions 29 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal Capital Dakar Number of Subdivisions 14 Eastern Africa ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia Capital Tunis Number of Subdivisions 24 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Comoros Capital Moroni Number of Subdivisions 3 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Zambia Capital Lusaka Number of Subdivisions 9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea Capital Conakry Number of Subdivisions 8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso Capital Ouagadougou Number of Subdivisions 13 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya Capital Tripoli Number of Subdivisions 22 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya Capital Nairobi Number of Subdivisions 8 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sรฃo Tomรฉ & Prรญncipe Capital Sรฃo Tomรฉ Number of Subdivisions 2 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial Guinea Capital Malabo Number of Subdivisions 2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Madagascar Capital Antananarivo Number of Subdivisions 6 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania Capital Nouakchott Number of Subdivisions 13 Middle Africa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Swaziland Capital Lobamba Number of Subdivisions 4 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Rep of the Congo Capital Brazzaville Number of Subdivisions 12 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi Capital Lilongwe Number of Subdivisions 3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia Capital Mogadishu Number of Subdivisions 18 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda Capital Kigali Number of Subdivisions 5 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Cen. African Rep. Capital Bangui Number of Subdivisions 17 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ Seychelles Capital Victoria Number of Subdivisions 25 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-Bissau Capital Bissau Number of Subdivisions 3 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The Gambia Capital Banjul Number of Subdivisions 6 Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali Capital Bamako Number of Subdivisions 9 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco Capital Rabat Number of Subdivisions 16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana Capital Gaborone Number of Subdivisions 16 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tanzania Capital Dodoma Number of Subdivisions 26 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ Burundi Capital Bujumbura Number of Subdivisions 17 Western Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon Capital Libreville Number of Subdivisions 9 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท Eritrea Capital Asmara Number of Subdivisions 6 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Djibouti Capital Djibouti Number of Subdivisions 6 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius Capital Port Louis Number of Subdivisions 17 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon Capital Yaoundรฉ Number of Subdivisions 10 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo Capital Lomรฉ Number of Subdivisions 5 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan Capital Juba Number of Subdivisions 10 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone Capital Freetown Number of Subdivisions 4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Saint Helena Capital Jamestown Number of Subdivisions 3 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana Capital Accra Number of Subdivisions 10 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin Capital Porto-Novo Number of Subdivisions 12 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola Capital Luanda Number of Subdivisions 18 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan Capital Khartoum Number of Subdivisions 17 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe Capital Harare Number of Subdivisions 10 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท Liberia Capital Monrovia Number of Subdivisions 15 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria Capital Abuja Number of Subdivisions 37 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria Capital Algiers Number of Subdivisions 48 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ DRC Capital Kinshasa Number of Subdivisions 11 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia Capital Windhoek Number of Subdivisions 14

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Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa, the region with the largest number of countries, includes 17 nations, each with its own capital city and varying number of subdivisions. The country with the most subdivisions in this region is Tanzania, with 26, while Comoros, Malawi, and Uganda have the fewest, with only 3 each. Major cities in this region include Nairobi in Kenya, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, and Dodoma in Tanzania.

Middle Africa

Middle Africa, home to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of the Congo, among others, includes nine countries. Of these, Angola and Chad have the most subdivisions, with 18 and 22 respectively, while Equatorial Guinea and Sรฃo Tomรฉ and Prรญncipe have the fewest, with only 2 each.

Northern Africa

Northern Africa comprises six countries, including Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco. Algeria has the most subdivisions in this region with 48, while Morocco has the fewest with 16. This region includes notable capitals such as Cairo, Algiers, and Rabat.

Southern Africa

Southern Africa is composed of five countries, including South Africa and Namibia. Botswana leads with the most subdivisions at 16, while Swaziland has the fewest at 4. Major cities in this region include Pretoria in South Africa and Gaborone in Botswana.

Western Africa

Lastly, Western Africa, with a total of 17 countries, is home to populous Nigeria and historical nations like Ghana. Nigeria leads the pack with 37 subdivisions, while Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Saint Helena each have just 2. Capitals in this region include Abuja in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana, and Dakar in Senegal.

Conclusion: The ย Hierarchy of African Jurisdictions

This hierarchy chart serves as a comprehensive guide to the administrative divisions of African countries.

This chart is made with Lexchart for automatic organization charts.

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