Map of African Country Codes (Infographic)

This map visualizes the ccTLDs of the African continent. The country code top level domains of Africa are organized by geoposition, while the top countries are scaled to reflect the number of millions of internet users in those countries.

Country Codes of Africa

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Top Countries (by millions of users): (1) Egypt (2) Nigeria (3) Morocco (4) South Africa (5) Sudan (6) Algeria (7) Kenya (8) Tunisia (9) Uganda (10) Zimbabwe

The first ccTLDs registered in Africa were .EG (Egypt) and .ZA (South Africa), both assigned in 1990. The last came with the 1998 registration of .KM (Comoros). There are total of 56 ccTLDs registered in Africa. In 1997 .ZR (Zaire) was retired and .CD went into use, a reflection of the country’s new name, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Works Cited: Data used to make this map was taken from and are accurate through December 31,2009 using research originally published by Miniwatts Marketing Group. “Introduction to ccTLDs
and Status of African ccTLDs” by Eric Akumiah, AfTLD Adminstrative Manager. Graphic inspired by “Country Codes of the World” by Byte Level Research.

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About the author: Jonathan Gosier is a UI designer, software developer and writer. He currently lives in Kampala, Uganda where he incubates and invests in East African entrepreneurs as the CEO of Appfrica Labs. He's also a TED Fellow.
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