Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent in the world. Map of Africa reveals that north Africa is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, in the south and southeast by the Indian Ocean, and on its northeastern coast by the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden. With a 2011 population of 1,032,532,974, it accounts for just over 14% of the world’s human population. Africa contains the Nile River system, the world’s longest, and the massive Sahara Desert, the world’s largest.
Algeria is Africa’s largest country by area, and Nigeria is its largest by population. Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and languages. In the late 19th century, European countries colonized almost all of Africa; most present states in Africa emerged from a process of decolonization in the 20th century.
HD Map of Africa
The Political Map of the Africa continent features five subregions: North or Northern Africa, West Africa, Central or Middle Africa, East Africa, and Southern Africa. Africa as a whole has abundant natural resources, but much of its economy has remained predominantly agricultural. More than 60 percent of the population engages in farming.
✅Africa Countries Outline Map
There are 54 sovereign states (or countries) in Africa.
✅Which is the Richest Country in Africa?
- Nigeria – $514.05 Bn.
- Egypt – $394.28 Bn.
- South Africa – $329.53 Bn.
- Algeria – $151.46 Bn.
- Morocco – $124.00 Bn.
- Kenya – $106.04 Bn.
- Ethiopia – $93.97 Bn.
✅What is Africa Famous for?
As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa is jam-packed with some of the world’s biggest things: The largest desert in the world, the Sahara Desert (explore it on our Morocco itineraries). The longest river in the world, the Nile River, runs for 6,853km (4,258mi).