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Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populated continent in the world. It comprises 20.4% of the Earth’s total land area or about six percent of the total surface, covering an area of 30.2 million square kilometers. It is home to more than one billion people, or about 15% of the total human population.

It is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, which is located to its north, and it is connected to Asia by the Isthmus of Suez. The Red Sea and the Suez Canal are to its northeast, and the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean are situated to its southeast and west, respectively.

The African continent is made up of 54 countries, nine territories, and three states, which are divided into five geographic sub-regions — Northern Africa, which includes countries along the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea such as Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia; Southern Africa, which consists of countries like Swaziland, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Botswana; Eastern Africa, where majority of the African nations, like Mauritius, Kenya, Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe, belong to; Western Africa, which is made up of the tropical countries on the coast of the Atlantic such as Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone; and Central Africa, where countries like Angola, Cameroon, Congo, and Gabon are located.

Algeria is the largest African country, while Seychelles, a 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean, is the smallest.

Regions & Countries:

North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya ,Morocco, Western Sahara, Tunisia) is the countries bordering the south shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sahel (Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, Chad) is the nations of the desert and savanna covering half the Sahel and southern Sahara.
West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia , Ghana, Guinée, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo) is the nations of the tropical Atlantic coast .
Central Africa (Angola, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe,South Sudan) is the heart of Africa.
Africa Nations bordering the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe) is the nations of the southern tip of Africa.

Victoria Falls, Zambia – Zimbabwe

June 9, 2012

The Victoria Falls are a waterfall of the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia , between the border towns of Victoria Falls and Livingstone . By UNESCO in 1989 to the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site declared.The first Europeans who discovered the falls was David Livingstone , Scottish missionary and African traveler. He […]

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Egyptian pyramids

June 9, 2012

The pyramids of Egypt , all vestiges monumental that we have inherited the Egyptians of antiquity , including the three Great Pyramids of Giza , are both the most impressive and most emblematic of that civilization. If it was, at its origin, for the King, the idea of a pyramid tomb was quickly taken up by […]

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Timbuktu, Mali

June 9, 2012

Timbuktu is an oasis city in the West African state of Mali with 54 453 inhabitants (census 2009). The name supposedly means “fountain of Buktu”. According to legend, was Buktu (French spelling Bouctou ) a slave, with a herd of goats from the Tuareg was left behind to guard a well. The name is “woman […]

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Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

June 9, 2012

The Great Sphinx of Giza , and the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt is by far the largest and most famous Sphinx . She is a lying lion with a human head is believed to have been in the fourth Dynasty built around 2700-2600 BC.The Sphinx stands for more than four thousand years from […]

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tazmania

June 8, 2012

The Mount Kilimanjaro is 5893 m (officially: 5,895 m) altitude above sea level the highest mountain in Africa . The massif in the north-east of Tanzania has the Kibo the highest mountain on the African continent . In 1987, the landscape was of the UNESCO for World Heritage site declared. About 350 km south of the […]

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Zanzibar, Africa

June 8, 2012

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of State of the Union State of Tanzania in East Africa.The area consists of the two neighboring islands of Unguja (also formerly known as Zanzibar) and Pemba , with each side islands , as well as the remote little island-Latham , all in the Zanzibar archipelago . The geographically also the […]

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