Africa – Continent


While is first alphabetically, it is second in both population size among the Earthโ€™s seven continents. Over 1 billion people can call home. The people of are spread across 54 different countries in . This continent is home to 15% of the worldโ€™s population and the continent makes up 20% of the total land area on planet earth. The equator passes through the center of the continent which provides for largely warm and/or tropical climates. The northern and the southern portion of have more temperate conditions. Of the continents of the world, is unique in that it stretches between the northern and southern temperate zones. is also attributed with being the birthplace of mankind. The oldest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens was found in the eastern part of the continent.

Africaโ€™s large size and varying climates make it host to many of the most interesting species of plants and animals on Earth. There are currently more than 7,000 different species of mammals, fish, and birds in Africa. There are more than 100,000 species of insects as well. Here you can find both the largest ( African Elephant) and tallest (Giraffe) animal.

There are several bodies of water surrounding the continent of Africa. You can find the Indian Oceanto the southeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the northeast. The continent of Europe and Africa are very close together. They are only 8.9 miles(14.3 km) apart on the northwest corner of Africa. At 4,352 miles long, the Nile River is the longest river in the world and runs along the northeast side of the continent.

Area 11.73 million miยฒ
Population: 1.216 billion
Countries: 54 and 2 disputed
Largest Country
Largest City Lagos,
Smallest Country
Major Religions Christianity, Islam, Yoruba, Serer and Igbo
Major Languages Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan, -, Khoe-san, Austronesian
Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Algeria Algeria Algiers 38,700,000 2,381,740 km2
Flag of Angola Luanda 20,609,294 1,246,700 km2
Flag of Benin Porto-Novo 10,323,000 112,622 km2
Flag of Botswana Gaborone 2,024,904 581,730 km2
Flag of Burkina Faso Faso Ouagadougou 17,322,796 274,000 km2
Flag of Burundi Bujumbura 10,163,000 27,834 km2
Flag of Cameroon Yaoundรฉ 20,386,799 475,442 km2
Flag of Cape Verde Praia 491,875 4,033 km2
Flag of Central African Republic The Bangui 4,616,000 622,984 km2
Flag of Chad N’Djamena 12,825,000 1,284,000 km2
Flag of Comoros The Moroni 743,798 2,235 km2
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro 23,202,000 322,463 km2
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo The Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 67,514,000 2,344,860 km2
Flag of Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti 873,000 23,200 km2
Flag of Egypt Cairo 86,127,000 980,869 km2
Flag of Equatorial Guinea Malabo 736,296 28,051 km2
Flag of Eritrea Asmara 6,333,000 117,600 km2
Flag of Ethiopia Addis Ababa 86,613,986 1,104,300 km2
Flag of Gabon Libreville 1,672,000 267,668 km2
Flag of Gambia The Banjul 1,849,000 11,295 km2
Flag of Ghana Accra 24,658,823 238,533 km2
Flag of Guinea Guinea Conakry 10,824,200 245,857 km2
Flag of Guinea-Bissau Bissau 1,704,000 36,125 km2
Flag of Kenya Nairobi 44,354,000 580,367 km2
Flag of Lesotho Maseru 2,074,000 30,355 km2
Flag of Liberia Monrovia 4,294,000 111,369 km2
Flag of Libya Tripoli 6,202,000 1,759,540 km2
Flag of Madagascar Antananarivo 21,263,403 587,041 km2
Flag of Malawi Lilongwe 16,363,000 118,484 km2
Flag of Mali Bamako 15,302,000 1,240,190 km2
Flag of Mauritania Nouakchott 3,461,041 1,025,520 km2
Flag of Mauritius Port Louis 1,257,900 2,040 km2
Flag of Morocco Rabat 33,202,300 446,550 km2
Flag of Mozambique Maputo 23,700,715 801,590 km2
Flag of Namibia Windhoek 2,113,077 824,292 km2
Flag of Niger Niger Niamey 17,129,076 1,267,000 km2
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Abuja 173,615,000 923,768 km2
Flag of Republic of the Congo The Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 4,448,000 342,000 km2
Flag of Rwanda Kigali 10,537,222 26,338 km2
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe and Sรฃo Tomรฉ 187,356 964 km2
Flag of Senegal Dakar 13,567,338 196,722 km2
Flag of Seychelles The Seychelles Victoria 90,945 455 km2
Flag of Sierra Leone Freetown 6,190,280 71,740 km2
Flag of Somalia Mogadishu 10,496,000 637,657 km2
Flag of South Africa Africa Pretoria 52,981,991 1,221,040 km2
Flag of South Sudan South Juba 10,625,176 644,329 km2
Flag of Sudan Sudan Khartoum 37,964,000 2,505,810 km2
Flag of Swaziland Mbabane 1,250,000 17,364 km2
Flag of Tanzania Dodoma 44,928,923 945,087 km2
Flag of Togo Lomรฉ 6,191,155 56,785 km2
Flag of Tunisia Tunis 10,886,500 163,610 km2
Flag of Uganda Kampala 35,357,000 241,038 km2
Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara Laayoune 567,000 266,000 km2
Flag of Zambia Lusaka 14,580,290 752,618 km2
Flag of Zimbabwe Harare 12,973,808 390,757 km2
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