Africa

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.

In , beautiful mosques, bustling markets, and ancient ruins lie between the Mediterranean coast and the Sahara Desert. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

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

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

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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 realm 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.

Africa

  • Type: Locality
  • Description: continent on the Earth's northern and southern hemispheres
  • Category: continent
  • Neighbors:
Latitude of center
1° or 1° north
Longitude of center
24° or 24° east
Population
1,100,000,000
Open­Street­Map ID
node 36966057
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Tafrikt
  • Abkhazian: Африка
  • Achinese: Afrika
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Африкэ
  • Afar: Afrika
  • Afrikaans: Afrika-kontinent
  • Afrikaans: Afrika
  • Afrikaans: vasteland van Afrika
  • Akan: Abibiman
  • Albanian: Afrika
  • Amharic: አፍሪቃ
  • Arabic: Aprika
  • Arabic: أفريقيا
  • Arabic: أفريقية
  • Arabic: إفريقيا
  • Arabic: إفريقية
  • Arabic: القارة الأفريقية
  • Aragonese: Africa
  • Aramaic: ܐܦܪܝܩܐ
  • Armenian: Ափրիկէ
  • Armenian: Աֆրիկա
  • Assamese: আফ্ৰিকা
  • Asturian; Bable: África
  • Avaric: Afrika
  • Avaric: Африка
  • Awadhi: अफ्रिका
  • Aymara: Aphrika
  • Azerbaijani: Afrika
  • Balinese: Afrika
  • Bambara: Afrika
  • Banjar: Aprika
  • Bashkir: Африка
  • Basque: Afrika
  • Bavarian: Afrika
  • Belarusian: Афрыка
  • Bengali: আফ্রিকা
  • Bhojpuri: अफरीका
  • Bhojpuri: अफ़्रीका
  • Bhojpuri: अफिरका
  • Bhojpuri: अफ्रीका
  • Bhojpuri: ऍफ़्रिका
  • Bihari : अफिरका
  • Bishnupriya: আফ্রিকা
  • Bislama: Afrika
  • Bosnian: Afrika
  • Brahui: Afríká
  • Breton: Afrika
  • Bulgarian: Африка
  • Burmese: အာဖရိက
  • Catalan: continent africà
  • Catalan: Àfrica
  • Cebuano: Aprika
  • Central Bicolano: Aprika
  • Central Kurdish: ئەفریقا
  • Central Kurdish: ئەفریقیا
  • Central Kurdish: ئەفریکا
  • Chamorro: Africa
  • Chavacano: Africa
  • Chechen: Африка
  • Cherokee: ᎬᎿᎦᏍᏛ
  • Cheyenne: Mo'hetaneho'e
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: Africa
  • Chinese: Hui-chiu
  • Chinese: 阿非利加洲
  • Chinese: 陽光之地
  • Chinese: 非洲
  • Chinese: 非洲大陸
  • Chinese: 黑暗大陸
  • Chinese: 黑暗的大陸
  • Church Slavic: Афрїка
  • Chuvash: Африка
  • Cornish: Afrika
  • Corsican: Africa
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Afrika
  • Croatian: Afrika
  • Czech: Afrika
  • Dagbani: Africa
  • Danish: Afrika
  • Dimli: Afrika
  • Dinka: Apirïka
  • Dutch: Afrika
  • Dzongkha: ཨཕ་རི་ཀ་
  • Eastern Mari: Африка
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: افريقيا
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: Africa
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Affrica
  • English: African continent
  • English: Ancient Libya
  • Erzya: Африка Мастор
  • Esperanto: Afriko
  • Estonian: Aafrika
  • Extremaduran: África
  • Faroese: Afrika
  • Fijian: Aferika
  • Fijian Hindustani: Africa
  • Finnish: Africa
  • Finnish: Afrikka
  • Franco-Provençal: Africa
  • French: Afrique
  • Frisian: Afrika
  • Friulian: Afriche
  • Fulah: Afirik
  • Gaelic (Scots): Afraga
  • Gagauz: Afrika
  • Gallegan: África
  • Gallegan: آفریقا
  • Gan Chinese: 非洲
  • Ganda: Afirika
  • Georgian: აფრიკა
  • German: Afrika
  • Gilaki: آفریقا
  • Goanese Konkani: आफ्रिका खंड
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐍆𐌰𐍂𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐍆𐍂𐌹𐌺𐌰
  • Greek: Αφρική
  • Guarani: Afrika
  • Guarani: Áfrika
  • Guianese Creole French: Lafrik
  • Gujarati: આફ્રિકા
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Afrik
  • Hakka Chinese: Fî-chû
  • Hausa: Afirka
  • Hausa: Fî-chû
  • Hausa: ʻApelika
  • Hawaiian: ʻApelika
  • Hebrew: אפריקה
  • Hindi: अंधेरा महाद्वीप
  • Hindi: अफ़्रीका
  • Hungarian: Afrika
  • Icelandic: Afríka
  • Ido: Afrika
  • Igbo: Eluàlà
  • Iloko: Aprika
  • Inari Sami: Afrik
  • Indonesian: Afrika
  • Indonesian: Benua Afrika
  • Ingush: Аьприк
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Africa
  • Interlingue: Africa
  • Inuktitut: ᐊᑉᕆᖄ
  • Irish: An Afraic
  • Irish: an Afraic
  • Italian: Africa
  • Jamaican Creole English: Afrika
  • Japanese: アフリカ
  • Japanese: アフリカ(韓国映画)
  • Javanese: Afrika
  • Kabardian: Африкэ
  • Kabiyé: Afrɩka tɛtʊ tɔm
  • Kabyle: Tafriqt
  • Kalaallisut: Afrika
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: Априк
  • Kannada: ಆಫ್ರಿಕಾ
  • Kannada: ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ಎರಡನೆ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಭೂಖಂಡ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Afrika
  • Karachay-Balkar: Африка
  • Kashmiri: اَفریٖقہ
  • Kashubian: Afrika
  • Kazakh: Африка
  • Khmer: អាហ្វ្រិក
  • Kikuyu: Abĩrika
  • Kinyarwanda: Afurika
  • Kirghiz: Африка
  • Komi-Permyak: Африка
  • Komi: Африка
  • Kongo: Afelika
  • Korean: 아불리가
  • Korean: 아프리카
  • Kurdish: Afrîka
  • Kölsch: Affrekah
  • Ladin: Africa
  • Ladino: Afrika
  • Lao: Aprika
  • Lao: ທະວີບອາຟະລິກ
  • Lao: ອາຟຣິກກາ
  • Latin: Africa
  • Latvian: Āfrika
  • Letzeburgesch: Afrika
  • Lezghian: Африка
  • Ligurian: Africa
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Afrika
  • Lingala: Afríka
  • Lithuanian: Afrika
  • Livvi: Afriekku
  • Lojban: frikytu'a
  • Lombard: Africa
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Afrika
  • Macedo Romanian: Africa
  • Macedonian: Африка
  • Maithili: अफ्रिका
  • Malagasy: Afrika
  • Malay (generic): Afrika
  • Malay (generic): افريکا
  • Malayalam: ആഫ്രിക്ക
  • Maltese: Afrika
  • Manipuri: ꯑꯐꯔꯤꯀꯥ
  • Manx: Yn Affrick
  • Maori: Āwherika
  • Marathi: आफ्रिका
  • Mazanderani: آفریخا
  • Mazanderani: آفریقا
  • Min Dong Chinese: Hĭ-ciŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Hui-chiu
  • Minangkabau: Afrika
  • Mingrelian: აფრიკა
  • Mirandese: África
  • Moksha: Африк
  • Moksha: Африкань
  • Mon: အာဖရိက
  • Mongolian: Африк
  • Mongolian: အာဖရိက
  • Mongolian: ꯑꯐꯔꯤꯀꯥ
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: إفريقيا
  • Narom: Afrique
  • Nauru: Aprika
  • Navajo: Naakaii Łizhiní Bikéyah
  • Neapolitan: Africa
  • Nepali: अफ्रिका
  • Newari: अफ्रिका
  • Northern Frisian: Afrikoo
  • Northern Luri: آفریقا
  • Northern Sami: Afrihká
  • Norwegian: Afrika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Afrika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: det afrikanske kontinentet
  • Novial: Afrika
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Africa
  • Oriya: ଆଫ୍ରିକା
  • Oromo: Afrikaa
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Африкæ
  • Pampanga: Aprika
  • Pangasinan: Afrika
  • Panjabi: ਅਫ਼ਰੀਕਾ
  • Papiamento: Afrika
  • Pennsylvania German: Afrikaa
  • Persian: آفریقا
  • Picard: Afrike
  • Piemontese: Àfrica
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Afreka
  • Polish: Afryka
  • Pontic: Αφρικήν
  • Portuguese: continente africano
  • Portuguese: África
  • Pushto: افريقا
  • Quechua: Aphrika
  • Raeto-Romance: Africa
  • Romanian: Africa
  • Rundi: Bufirika
  • Russia Buriat: Африка
  • Russian: Африка
  • Rusyn: Африка
  • Samoan: Aferika
  • Sango: Afrîka
  • Sanskrit: आफ्रिकाखण्डः
  • Santali: ᱟᱯᱷᱨᱤᱠᱟ
  • Sardinian: Àfrica
  • Saterfriesisch: Afrikoa
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Afrika
  • Scots: Africae
  • Seraiki: افریقہ
  • Serbian: Африка
  • Serbian: Афрички континент
  • Serbo-Croatian: Afrika
  • Serbo-Croatian: Tafriqt
  • Shan: ဢႃႇၾရိၵ
  • Shona: Africa
  • Sicilian: Àfrica
  • Sindhi: آفريڪا
  • Sinhalese: අප්‍රිකාව
  • Skolt Sami: Afrikk
  • Slovak: Afrika
  • Slovenian: Afrika
  • Slovenian: afriški kontinent
  • Somali: Afrika
  • Sorbian, Lower: Afrika
  • Sorbian, Upper: Afrika
  • Sotho, Northern: Afrika
  • Sotho, Southern: Afrika
  • South Azerbaijani: آفریقا
  • Southern Sami: Afrika
  • Spanish: Africa
  • Spanish: continente africano
  • Spanish: África
  • Sranan: Afrka
  • Sundanese: Afrika
  • Swahili (generic): Afrika
  • Swahili (generic): bara la Afrika
  • Swati: Í-Afríka
  • Swedish: Africa
  • Swedish: Afrika
  • Tachelhit: Tafriqt
  • Tagalog: Aprika
  • Tahitian: ’Afirita
  • Tahitian: ’Āfirita
  • Tajik: Африқо
  • Tamil: ஆபிரிக்கா
  • Tamil: ஆப்பிரிக்கா
  • Tamil: ஆப்ரிக்கா
  • Tatar: Afrika
  • Tatar: Африка
  • Telugu: ఆఫ్రికా
  • Telugu: ఆఫ్రికా ఖండం
  • Telugu: చీకటి ఖండం
  • Tetum: Áfrika
  • Thai: ทวีปแอฟริกา
  • Tibetan: ཨ་ཧྥེ་རི་ཁ།
  • Tigrinya: ኣፍሪቃ
  • Tok Pisin: Aprika
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻAfelika
  • Tornedalen Finnish: Aafriikka
  • Tornedalen Finnish: Africa
  • Tosk Albanian: Afrika
  • Tsonga: Afrika
  • Tswana: Aferika
  • Tulu: ಆಪ್ರಿಕೊ
  • Tulu: ಆಫ್ರಿಕಾ
  • Turkish: Afrika
  • Turkish: Afrika kıtası
  • Turkmen: Afrika
  • Tuvinian: Африка
  • Twi: Abibiman
  • Udmurt: Африка
  • Uighur: ئافرىقا
  • Ukrainian: Африка
  • Urdu: افریقا
  • Urdu: افریقی براعظم
  • Uzbek: Afrika
  • Venda: Afurika
  • Venetian: Àfrica
  • Veps: Afrik
  • Vietnamese: Châu Phi
  • Vietnamese: Phi
  • Vietnamese: Phi châu
  • Vietnamese: châu Phi
  • Vlaams: Afrika
  • Vlax Romani: Afrika
  • Volapük: Frikop
  • Walloon: Afrike
  • Waray (Philippines): Aprika
  • Welsh: Affrica
  • Western Mari: Африка
  • Western Panjabi: افریقا
  • Western Panjabi: افریقہ
  • Wolof: Afrig
  • Wu Chinese: 非洲
  • Xhosa: I-Afrika
  • Yakut: Африка
  • Yiddish: אפריקע
  • Yoruba: Ilè Áfíríkà
  • Yoruba: Orílè Áfíríkà
  • Yoruba: Áfríkà
  • Yoruba: Áfíríkà
  • Yue Chinese: 非洲
  • Zeeuws: Afrika
  • Zhuang: Feihcouh
  • Zulu: IAfrika
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