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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is Africa's southernmost country. It is a large country with widely varying landscapes, 11 official languages, and an equally diverse population. Photo: coda, CC BY 2.0.

is marked by sub-tropical and temperate climate, in contrast to the tropical savannas and jungles of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

In , beautiful mosques, bustling markets, and ancient ruins lie between the Mediterranean coast and the Sahara Desert. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the most densely populated area of Africa. Photo: Baliola, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is the part of Africa around and east of the Great Rift Valley, a land feature stretching from the Red Sea to the Mozambique Channel. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of Africa bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the African Rift Valley in the east, the plains in the north, and the Zambezi basin in the south. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the to the north and the Sudanian savanna to the south. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The are in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. is by far the biggest, and a continent on its own when it comes to wildlife. Photo: MAMYJOSEPHNICOLAS, CC BY-SA 4.0.


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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Africa. See this page's contributions. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.