Geography of Africa Quiz


How much do you really know about Africa? Challenge yourself or play together with your friends and family! Test your knowledge with this Africa Trivia Quiz and learn some amazing geographical facts about the African continent.

1. Which is the largest country in Africa?
Algeria is the biggest country in Africa. Exceeding 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq. mi).
2. Which is the smallest country in Africa?
The Republic of Seychelles is a country approximately 1500km (932 mi) east of mainland Africa. It is the smallest African nation. The nation comprises of an archipelago containing 115 islands. With just 94,000 inhabitants it is the smallest sovereign country in Africa.
3. How many countries are in Africa?
54 countries
There are 54 countries in Africa today, according to the United Nations. These are: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape, Verde, Central, African, Republic, Chad, Camoros, Democratic, Republic, of, the, Congo, Republic, of, the, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory, Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao, Tome, and, Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra, Leone, Somalia, South, Africa, South, Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
4. What is the name of Africa’s largest city?
Great Rift Valley
Great Rift Valley is also known as the Eastern Rift Valley. It consists of several contiguous geographical trenches, about 6,000km in length. It runs from the Baqaa Valley in Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in Southeastern Africa.
5. The name of the Volcanic Valley that runs from the Sinai Peninsula to Central Mozambique is called?
Suez Canal
Suez Canal Sea-level waterway flows from north-south through the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt to link the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.
6. What is the name of the 100-mile long waterway that connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea?
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is located in Tanzania, and it is 4,900 meters from its base and 5,895 meters above sea level.
7. What is the name of the highest mountain in Africa?
Khartoum is a town in Sudan. It is a significant trade and communications center with a rail line running from Egypt Port, Sudan, and Ai-Uiayyid.
8. Where in Africa do the White and Blue Niles join?
6th October Bridge
The 6th October Bridge is found in Cairo, Egypt. The bridge raised highway, crosses the Nile two times from the West bank suburbs, east and passes through the island of Gezira to Downtown of Cairo.
9. What is the name of the longest bridge in Africa?
Lagos city
Lagos city is located in Nigeria, and it is the 7th fastest developing city in the world. It is not the capital of Nigeria, but it has about 21 million people living in it, which surpasses that of the capital city Abuja. It is reported that Lagos city generates about $90 billion yearly from goods and services.
10. What is the name of the largest city in Africa?
Ethiopia and Liberia
Liberia was said to be never colonized by some scholars because it was founded early in 1847. Ethiopia was also said to be never colonized by some scholars, even though Italy ruled them from 1936 to 1941 because their rule did not lead to a lasting colonial administration.
Africa Trivia Quiz
11. Which countries in Africa were never colonized?
Strait of Gibraltar
The Strait of Gibraltar is known as Fretum Herculeum in Latin. It is a channel that links the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean between the Southernmost Spain and the Northwestern most Africa Morocco.
12. What is the name of the narrow stretch of water that separates North Africa from Spain?
South Sudan
South Sudan was created on the 9th of July, 2011. It is also the youngest country globally and measures about 239,285 square miles and about a 12.23million. It was created from the country Sudan after a series of wars between the two countries that lasted for decades.
13. What is the name of the youngest country in Africa?
Nigeria produced about 2.4 million to about 2.6 million barrels of oil daily. The oil has been regulated by a body of the state-owned Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria are; Exxon Mobil Corporation, Shell plc, Total S.A, Chevron Corporation, etc.
14. What is the name of the largest oil-producing country in Africa?
South Africa
South Africa is the world’s largest producer of Platinum, a malleable, dense, unreactive grey-white colorful, and precious metal. Its resistance to corrosion makes it a noble metal.
15. Which Africa country produces the world's largest Platinum?
Tutankhamen became king of Egypt at the age of nine in the 18th dynasty of the New kingdom. (C. 1332-1323 B.C.E.). An archaeologist named Howard Carter discovered his tomb in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
16. Who was the Egyptian king whose tomb and treasures were found in the Valley of the Kings in 19922?
Freetown was created in 1797 by Great Britain as a base for freed slaves who joined forces with the British during the American Revolutionary War.
17. What is the name of the capital of Sierra Leone?
The Sharpeville killing happened on the 21st of March 1960 at a police station in the South Africa township of Sharpeville in Transvaal. It was said that 300 policemen opened fire at a crowd of about 5000 people, leaving 69 people dead and about 180 people seriously wounded.
18. In which town were 69 demonstrators killed by South African Police in March 1960?
Major General Thomson Aguyi Ironsi
Aguyi Ironsi took over power after a military Coup d’ tart on the 15th of January, 1966. He was killed the same year on the 29th of July in another military coup
19. Who was the first military head of state in Nigeria?
River Congo (Zaire)
River Congo is also the world’s deepest river, with depths of about 720 feet (220 meters). It flows through the following countries; Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo.
20. The second longest river in Africa is?
Aswan Dam is a rock-fill dam found at the northern border of Egypt and Sudan. The dam gets water from the River Nile, and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. The dam cost about $1 billion and was commissioned in 1971.
21. Aswan Dam is located in which Africa country?
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso was known as Upper Volta until 1984. The Republic of Upper Volta once existed as a country in West Africa between 11th of December 1958 to 4th of August 1984, before it was renamed Burkina Faso through a Coup d’état by Thomas Sankara, who seized power on 4th of August 1983. Burkina Faso means “The home of Upright men.”
22. What is the name of the country called Upper Volta until 1984?
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is also the largest Water Falls in the world. It is the greatest attraction in Africa found on the Zambezi River, the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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