Africa

Map of the Continents of the World, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America

Some Facts about Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world in both, area and population. It is an almost entirely isolated landmass, there is only a small land bridge in north east connecting Africa with Western Asia.

Area: about 30,244,000 km² (11,700,000 mi²) including its adjacent islands it covers about 20 percent of Earth’s total land area. The area of Mainland Africa is shared by 48 countries, plus six island nations.

Population: 1.1 billion human inhabitants, about 14 percent of the world’s population (in 2016). By far the most populated country is Nigeria with 185 million people.

Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake

Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake is one of the African Great Lakes, it has a shoreline of 4,828 km. Three countries share the lake: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Eastern Africa
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Burundi Bujumbura
Comoros Moroni
Djibouti Djibouti
Eritrea Asmara
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Kenya Nairobi
Madagascar Antananarivo
Malawi Lilongwe
Mauritius Port Louis
Mozambique Maputo
Réunion (France) Saint-Denis
Rwanda Kigali
Seychelles Victoria
Somalia Mogadishu
Tanzania Dodoma, Dar es Salaam
Uganda Kampala
Zambia Lusaka
Zimbabwe Harare
Central Africa(Middle Africa, or also Equatorial Africa
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Angola Luanda
Cameroon Yaounde
Central African Republic Bangui
Chad N’Djamena
Congo, Rep.(Brazzaville) Brazzaville
Congo, Dem. Rep.(Kinshasa) Kinshasa
   
Equatorial Guinea Malabo
Gabon Libreville
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé
Northern Africa or North Africa
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Algeria Algiers
Egypt Cairo
Libya Tripoli
Morocco Rabat
South Sudan Juba
Sudan Khartoum
Tunisia Tunis
Western Sahara (El Aaiún)
Southern Africa
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Botswana Gaborone
Lesotho Maseru
Namibia Windhoek
South Africa Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town
Swaziland Mbabane, Lobamba
Western Africa
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Benin Porto-Novo, Cotonou
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Cape Verde Praia
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Yamoussoukro, Abidjan
Gambia, The Banjul
Ghana Accra
Guinea Conakry
Guinea-Bissau Bissau
Liberia Monrovia
Mali Bamako
Mauritania Nouakchott
Niger Niamey
Saint Helena (UK) Jamestown
Senegal Dakar
Sierra Leone Freetown
Togo Lomé
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