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Map of Africa

The map of Africa shows the various nations and their boundaries comprising the continent of Africa. Africa is the world's second-largest (after Asia) and second-most populous continent.

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About Map of Africa

The Africa Political Map shows the various nations and their boundaries in the African continent. Africa is a continent south of Europe, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean.

Africa, the planet's second-largest continent and the second-most populous continent includes 54 individual countries, as well as Western Sahara, a member state of the African Union whose statehood is disputed by. Africa accounts for just over 14% of the world's human population. It also contains the Nile River system, the world's longest, and the massive Sahara Desert, the world's largest.

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Africa is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

The continent straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas, and is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. Africa covers a total land area of almost 30.2 million square kilometers. That's more than one-fifth of the world's land area. Over one billion people inhabit it, making it sustain 14.72% of the entire world's population.

Over 2,000 languages are spoken here (according to UNESCO), and you'd be hard pressed to find a more ethnically diverse land. Some of the major language-groups are: Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo, and the Koshian. There are discrepancies regarding the religious make-up, although the Encyclopedia Britannica says that 45% people are Christians and 40% Muslims.

Largest cities in Africa

Cairo, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, Kinshasa, Luanda, Khartoum, Dar es Salaam, Abidjan, Alexandria, Nairobi, Kano, Dakar, Addis Ababa, Casablanca

A-Z List of Countries in Africa

#Country"Population
(2020)"Subregion
1Algeria43,851,044Northern Africa
2Angola32,866,272Middle Africa
3Benin12,123,200Western Africa
4Botswana2,351,627Southern Africa
5Burkina Faso20,903,273Western Africa
6Burundi11,890,784Eastern Africa
7Cabo Verde555,987Western Africa
8Cameroon26,545,863Middle Africa
9Central African Republic4,829,767Middle Africa
10Chad16,425,864Middle Africa
11Comoros869,601Eastern Africa
12Congo5,518,087Middle Africa
13Côte d'Ivoire26,378,274Western Africa
14Djibouti988,000Eastern Africa
15DR Congo89,561,403Middle Africa
16Egypt102,334,404Northern Africa
17Equatorial Guinea1,402,985Middle Africa
18Eritrea3,546,421Eastern Africa
19Eswatini1,160,164Southern Africa
20Ethiopia114,963,588Eastern Africa
21Gabon2,225,734Middle Africa
22Gambia2,416,668Western Africa
23Ghana31,072,940Western Africa
24Guinea13,132,795Western Africa
25Guinea-Bissau1,968,001Western Africa
26Kenya53,771,296Eastern Africa
27Lesotho2,142,249Southern Africa
28Liberia5,057,681Western Africa
29Libya6,871,292Northern Africa
30Madagascar27,691,018Eastern Africa
31Malawi19,129,952Eastern Africa
32Mali20,250,833Western Africa
33Mauritania4,649,658Western Africa
34Mauritius1,271,768Eastern Africa
35Morocco36,910,560Northern Africa
36Mozambique31,255,435Eastern Africa
37Namibia2,540,905Southern Africa
38Niger24,206,644Western Africa
39Nigeria206,139,589Western Africa
40Rwanda12,952,218Eastern Africa
41Sao Tome & Principe219,159Middle Africa
42Senegal16,743,927Western Africa
43Seychelles98,347Eastern Africa
44Sierra Leone7,976,983Western Africa
45Somalia15,893,222Eastern Africa
46South Africa59,308,690Southern Africa
47South Sudan11,193,725Eastern Africa
48Sudan43,849,260Northern Africa
49Tanzania59,734,218Eastern Africa
50Togo8,278,724Western Africa
51Tunisia11,818,619Northern Africa
52Uganda45,741,007Eastern Africa
53Zambia18,383,955Eastern Africa
54Zimbabwe14,862,924Eastern Africa

List of Dependencies or Territories in Africa

#Territory"Population
(2020)"Dependency of
1Réunion895,312France
2Western Sahara597,339(disputed)
3Mayotte272,815France
4Saint Helena6,077U.K.
Last Updated: May 13, 2021