Regions of the African Union

The member states of the African Union are divided into five geographic regions of the African Union.[1]

Regions of the African Union
Regions of the AU:
 West Zone A & B 
Note that the African Union includes the African diaspora as a region and that Ceuta and Melilla in northern Africa are part of Spain.



# Member state Capital Area (km2)
1  Algeria Algiers 2,381,740
2  Egypt Cairo 1,001,451
3  Libya Tripoli 1,759,540
4  Mauritania Nouakchott 1,030,700
5  Morocco Rabat 446,550
6  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara) El Aaiún (proclaimed) 266,060
7  Tunisia Tunis 163,610


# Member state Capital Area (km2)
1  Angola Luanda 1,246,700
2  Botswana Gaborone 581,726
3  Eswatini (Swaziland) Mbabane 17,364
4  Lesotho Maseru 30,355
5  Malawi Lilongwe 118,484
6  Mozambique Maputo 801,590
7  Namibia Windhoek 824,116
8  South Africa Pretoria
Cape Town
9  Zambia Lusaka 752,618
10  Zimbabwe Harare 390,757


# Member state Capital Area (km2)
1  Comoros Moroni 2,235
2  Djibouti Djibouti 23,200
3  Eritrea Asmara 117,600
4  Ethiopia Addis Ababa 1,104,300
5  Kenya Nairobi 580,367
6  Madagascar Antananarivo 587,041
7  Mauritius Port Louis 2,040
8  Rwanda Kigali 26,798
9  Seychelles Victoria 451
10  Somalia Mogadishu 637,661
11  South Sudan Juba 619,745
12  Sudan Khartoum 1,886,068
13  Tanzania Dodoma 945,087
14  Uganda Kampala 236,040


# Member state Capital Area (km2)
1  Benin Porto-Novo 112,622
2  Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 274,000
3  Cabo Verde Praia 4,033
4  Côte d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro 322,462
5  Gambia Banjul 10,380
6  Ghana Accra 238,534
7  Guinea-Bissau Bissau 36,125
8  Guinea Conakry 245,857
9  Liberia Monrovia 111,369
10  Mali Bamako 1,240,192
11  Niger Niamey 1,267,000
12  Nigeria Abuja 923,768
13  Senegal Dakar 196,723
14  Sierra Leone Freetown 71,740
15  Togo Lomé 56,785


# Member state Capital Area (km2)
1  Burundi Gitega 27,834
2  Cameroon Yaounde 475,442
3  Central African Republic Bangui 622,984
4  Chad N'Djamena 1,284,000
5  Congo Republic Brazzaville 342,000
6  DR Congo Kinshasa 2,345,409
7  Equatorial Guinea Malabo 28,051
8  Gabon Libreville 267,667
9  São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé 964

The AU considers the African diaspora as its sixth region.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Appendix 1: AU Regions, Strengthening PoPular ParticiPation in the African Union" (PDF). OSISA and Oxfam. 2009. p. 62. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. ^ Khamis, Kassim (4 March 2013). "Abolish the African Diaspora as the 6th Region and Bring Back Pan African Congresses". Retrieved 3 February 2014.
African Union

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa, with exception of various territories of European possessions located in Africa. The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in South Africa. The intention of the AU is to replace the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa by 32 signatory governments. The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa.

The African Union has an area of around 29 million km2 (11 million sq mi) and includes popular world landmarks, including the Sahara and the Nile. The primary languages spoken include Arabic, English, French and Portuguese and the languages of Africa. Within the African Union, there are official bodies such as the Peace and Security Council and the Pan-African Parliament.

List of regions of Africa

The continent of Africa is commonly divided into five regions or subregions, four of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa.

United Nations geoscheme for Africa

The following is an alphabetical list of subregions in the United Nations geoscheme for Africa, used by the UN and maintained by the UNSD department for statistical purposes.

Of the list below, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Mayotte, and Réunion are dependent states; Western Sahara is disputed.


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