Africa abounds with bustling metropolises, diverse people, and amazingly varied and beautiful landscapes. Africa is home to over 50 countries, more than any other continent in the world, and is the second largest continent in terms of both land area and population.

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Cairo is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population of Greater Cairo metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East.

South Africa is a most epic country located in the world's most epic continent, with scenery and terrain ranging from dolphins and penguins on the Cape to the lions, buffalo and crocodiles of Kruger National Park, and from the breathtaking Table Mountain and Cape Point over Cape Town to the Kalahari Desert.

Egypt is in north-eastern Africa with its capital located in its largest city, Cairo.


Southern Africa is a region that includes several non-tropical countries in Africa.

East Africa is a region in Africa. East Africa is regarded as the cradle of mankind, as the first species of the Homo genus evolved here, and migrated to the rest of the world.

North Africa is the Northern part of the African continent. Atlantic Ocean Islands: Canary Islands, Madeira Islands Spanish North Africa: Ceuta, Melilla North Africa, as a region is very different from the countries to the South.

West Africa is the western region of Africa. In the north the region is bounded by the Sahel, and in the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.

Central Africa is a region of Africa on the center and west of the continent.

The Sahel is a region of Africa at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert.


  • Population:  2,010
  • Latitude of center:  1° north
  • Longitude of center:  24° east
  • Neighbors:  Asia, Europe
  • Wikidata:  Africa
  • DMOZ Open Directory:  Africa
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Africa

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