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.
|Eastern Africa||🇧🇮 Burundi||Bujumbura||17|
|Eastern Africa||🇰🇲 Comoros||Moroni||3|
|Eastern Africa||🇩🇯 Djibouti||Djibouti||6|
|Eastern Africa||🇪🇷 Eritrea||Asmara||6|
|Eastern Africa||🇪🇹 Ethiopia||Addis Ababa||11|
|Eastern Africa||🇰🇪 Kenya||Nairobi||8|
|Eastern Africa||🇲🇬 Madagascar||Antananarivo||6|
|Eastern Africa||🇲🇼 Malawi||Lilongwe||3|
|Eastern Africa||🇲🇺 Mauritius||Port Louis||17|
|Eastern Africa||🇲🇿 Mozambique||Maputo||11|
|Eastern Africa||🇷🇼 Rwanda||Kigali||5|
|Eastern Africa||🇸🇨 Seychelles||Victoria||25|
|Eastern Africa||🇸🇴 Somalia||Mogadishu||18|
|Eastern Africa||🇹🇿 Tanzania||Dodoma||26|
|Eastern Africa||🇺🇬 Uganda||Kampala||4|
|Eastern Africa||🇿🇲 Zambia||Lusaka||9|
|Eastern Africa||🇿🇼 Zimbabwe||Harare||10|
|Middle Africa||🇦🇴 Angola||Luanda||18|
|Middle Africa||🇨🇲 Cameroon||Yaoundé||10|
|Middle Africa||🇨🇫 Central African Republic||Bangui||17|
|Middle Africa||🇹🇩 Chad||N'Djamena||22|
|Middle Africa||🇨🇩 DRC||Kinshasa||11|
|Middle Africa||🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea||Malabo||2|
|Middle Africa||🇬🇦 Gabon||Libreville||9|
|Middle Africa||🇨🇬 Republic of the Congo||Brazzaville||12|
|Middle Africa||🇸🇹 São Tomé and Príncipe||São Tomé||2|
|Middle Africa||🇸🇸 South Sudan||Juba||10|
|Northern Africa||🇩🇿 Algeria||Algiers||48|
|Northern Africa||🇪🇬 Egypt||Cairo||29|
|Northern Africa||🇱🇾 Libya||Tripoli||22|
|Northern Africa||🇲🇦 Morocco||Rabat||16|
|Northern Africa||🇸🇩 Sudan||Khartoum||17|
|Northern Africa||🇹🇳 Tunisia||Tunis||24|
|Southern Africa||🇧🇼 Botswana||Gaborone||16|
|Southern Africa||🇱🇸 Lesotho||Maseru||10|
|Southern Africa||🇳🇦 Namibia||Windhoek||14|
|Southern Africa||🇿🇦 South Africa||Pretoria||9|
|Southern Africa||🇸🇿 Swaziland||Lobamba||4|
|Western Africa||🇧🇯 Benin||Porto-Novo||12|
|Western Africa||🇧🇫 Burkina Faso||Ouagadougou||13|
|Western Africa||🇨🇻 Cape Verde||Praia||2|
|Western Africa||🇬🇭 Ghana||Accra||10|
|Western Africa||🇬🇳 Guinea||Conakry||8|
|Western Africa||🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau||Bissau||3|
|Western Africa||🇨🇮 Ivory Coast||Yamoussoukro||19|
|Western Africa||🇱🇷 Liberia||Monrovia||15|
|Western Africa||🇲🇱 Mali||Bamako||9|
|Western Africa||🇲🇷 Mauritania||Nouakchott||13|
|Western Africa||🇳🇪 Niger||Niamey||8|
|Western Africa||🇳🇬 Nigeria||Abuja||37|
|Western Africa||🇸🇭 Saint Helena||Jamestown||3|
|Western Africa||🇸🇳 Senegal||Dakar||14|
|Western Africa||🇸🇱 Sierra Leone||Freetown||4|
|Western Africa||🇬🇲 The Gambia||Banjul||6|
|Western Africa||🇹🇬 Togo||Lomé||5|
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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, 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 São Tomé and Príncipe have the fewest, with only 2 each.
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 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.
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 Hierarchy of African Jurisdictions
This hierarchy chart serves as a comprehensive guide to the administrative divisions of African countries.
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