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Basics

Africa is the second largest of the continents, covers around 22% of the world’s land area. The Equator intersects it and the expansive landmass covers the Sahara, which is the world’s largest desert, and the Nile, the longest river on earth, as well as 53 nations.
Most of Africa is a desert region. This continent is basically divided into three regions, which are the Northern Plateau, the Central and Southern Plateau, and the Eastern Highlands. This includes plains, swampy coastal regions, lush tropical forests with Savannah's and hilly plateaus inland.
It is the home for many exotic large mammals, which include the zebras, giraffes, gazelles, elephants, hippopotamuses, and rhinoceroses, antelopes and carnivores such as lions, leopards, hyenas, and panthers.
Africa is famous for it’s diamond, gold, uranium and copper mining.


Facts

  • Continent Size Second largest in the world
  • Continental Area 11,700,000 square miles
  • Estimated Population 877 million people
  • Largest City Cairo, Egypt, 9.2 million people
  • Largest Country Sudan, 968,000 square miles
  • Longest River Nile, 4,160 miles
  • Largest Lake Victoria, 26,828 square miles
  • Tallest Mountain Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 19,340 feet


Countries

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canary Islands
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Ceuta
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Madeira
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Melilla
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Réunion
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Western Sahara
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Rivers

  • Nile
  • Zaire
  • Congo
  • Niger
  • Zambezi


Best Tourist Places

  • The Great Pyramids - Giza, Egypt
  • Wildebeest Migration - Kenya/Tanzania
  • Mountain Gorillas - Rwanda / Uganda / Dem. Rep. of the Congo.
  • Victoria Falls - Zambia/Zimbabwe
  • The Great Mosque of Djenne - Northern Mali


Mountains

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Mount Kenya
  • Mawenzi
  • Mount Stanley
  • Mount Speke


Theme Parks

  • Expo Center Park
  • Fantazy Land, Alexandria
  • Il Bosco, Benghazi.
  • Parc Sindibad, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca
  • Trans Amusement Park, Ibadan, Oyo


Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Chrea National Park
  • Bicauri National Park
  • Chobe National Park
  • Garamba National Park
  • Kruger National Park


Beaches

  • Makadi Bay
  • Plettenberg
  • Mafia island
  • Plage de Safi
  • Cocoa