Seychelles, 5 other Smallest Countries in Africa, their Population & Peculiarities, Beauty Defines them All

Seychelles, 5 other Smallest Countries in Africa, their Population & Peculiarities, Beauty Defines them All

Africa is the second most populous continent in the world with a population of 1,373,486,472, according to Statistic Times. There are countries in Africa that are not up to one million people and six of them will be highlighted in this article.

Legit.ng presents six smallest countries in Africa.

1. Seychelles

Seychelles is the smallest African country with a population of 98,908 people, according to World Population Review. The Travelling Twins reports that the size of the country is 451 km2.

Seychelles' president is 60-year-old Wavel Ramkalawan who has been the number one citizen of the country since 2020.

Wavel Ramkalawan and his family
President Wavel Ramkalawan and his family posed for a photo. Photo credit: Wavel Ramkalawan
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2. Sao Tome and Principe

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With a population of 223,368 people, Sao Tome And Principe is the second smallest African country. It has a size of 964 km2.

3. Mayotte

Mayotte has a population of 279,515 and it is the third smallest country in Africa.

4. Cape Verde

Cape Verde is the fourth most populous African country with a population of 561,898 people. The country has a size of 4,033 km2. Its official currency is Cape Verde Escudo (CVE).

5. Western Sahara

Western Sahara has a population of 611,875 people and it is the fifth smallest country in Africa. The country was founded on November 14, 1975, and its capital is Laayoune.

Its currencies include Moroccan dirham, Mauritanian ouguiya, and Sahrawi peseta. Western Sahara's official language is Arabic.

Western Saharan flag
A protester displays the Western Saharan flag during a demonstration in front of the City Hall in San Sebastian Photo credit: Javi Julio/SOPA Images/LightRocket
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6. Comoros

Comoros is the sixth most populous country in Africa with a population of 888,451. The country is headed by President Azali Assoumani.

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5 Facts about Eritrea

In other news, while, it was widely reported that the government of Eritrea passed a law making it compulsory for men to marry at least 2 wives or face life imprisonment, Legit.ng confirmed that such a law is not in existence.

However, there are interesting facts about the country that won't hurt to know and will definitely blow your mind.

Eritrea gained independence in 1993 but has never held a presidential or national election. The country was colonized by Italy in 1890.

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