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.


  • Population: 1,200,000,000
  • Latitude of center: 1° north
  • Longitude of center: 24° east
  • Neighbors:

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

is 's southernmost country. It is bordered by , , , , and .

The Arab Republic of is in north-eastern .

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


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

is the western region of . In the north the region is bounded by the , and in the south and west by the .

is a region of 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.

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

The are in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of . is by far the biggest, and a continent on its own when it comes to wildlife.

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Other Names for Africa

French: Afrique, German: Afrika, Italian: Africa, Portuguese: África, Spanish: África
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