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African Capitals Fun Facts

Did you know that South Africa has more than 1 capital? There are countries in Africa that share their name with their capital.

It's all very interesting. Keeping all 54 countries in mind, here are a few interesting fun facts about the continent and its capitals.


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While Lagos was Nigeria's capital until 1991, Abuja was a planned city. With a fast-growing population, it's a metro area has around 10 million people.

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Monrovia is the capital of Liberia. The city is said to be named after James Monroe, who was a supporter of the colonization of Liberia.

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Addis Ababa serves as the capital of Ethiopia. Located in the center of the country, the city has just over 3.3 million people.

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Oddly enough, South Africa has three official capitals. Bloemfontein is the judicial capital, Pretoria is the administrative capital, and Cape Town is the legislative capital.

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Djibouti is a unique country and capital in that they share the same name. There are very few countries where this is the case. An example of a few others is San Marino and Monaco.

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Tunis is the capital of Tunisia, and it is the furthest most northern capital in the country. It is only 225 miles away from the Italian island of Sicily.

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Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the largest capital in all of Africa. It is actually the second most populated city in the country after Lagos. The population in Cairo is upwards of 20 million.

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Madagascar is an island country of Africa that is located in the Indian Ocean. The entire country has a population of around 26 million, while its capital has around 1.6 million residents.

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Africa's northern coast borders the Mediterranean sea. Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya are three countries across the northern country that share their borders with the sea. Their capitals are Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, respectively.

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Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. While the capital of a country normally doubles as it's the most populated city, the same can't be said for Rabat. It is the 7th most populated city in the county.

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