The 20 Most Mountainous Countries In Africa

Do you wish to know the most mountainous countries in Africa? With more than 30 million square kilometers, Africa is the third-largest continent in the world, behind Asia and America. Despite its enormous extension, the African continent stands out for its orographic regularity and considerable average altitude, between 600 and 800 meters above sea level.

The most important mountainous regions of Africa are located in the east and south of the country, an example of this is the Ethiopian massif, located, as its own indicates, in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and northern Somalia.

To find the country with the highest average altitude on the continent, we must go further south. There, surrounded entirely by South Africa, Lesotho. With 80% of its territory above 1,800 meters of altitude, Lesotho is the only country in Africa with an average altitude of more than 2,000 meters and the only country in the world that is entirely above 1000 meters of altitude. 

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In fact, the lowest point in the country is at 1400 meters above sea level, this being the highest lower level in the world.

The 20 Most Mountainous Countries In Africa

S/NCountriesMedium Altitude
1.Lesotho2,161
2.Rwanda1,598
3.Burundi1,504
4.Ethiopia1,330
5.Namibia1,141
6.Zambia1,138
7.Angola1,112
8.South Africa1,034
9.Tanzania1,018
10.Botswana1,013
11.Zimbabwe961
12.Morocco909
13.Eritrea853
14.Algeria800
15.Malawi779
16.Kenya762
17.Democratic Republic of Congo726
18.Cameroon667
19.Central African Republic635
20.Equatorial Guinea577

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