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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Listing of 54 countries and 5 regions in Africa

Listing of the countries of Africa
Countries in Africa are unlike any other.
Africa rests on both sides of the equator the range of climate and soil conditions on the continent Africa has created a diverse continent which any map of Africa cannot sufficiently document.


Countries in Africa are unlike any other.

Listing of 54 countries and 5 regions in Africa


The five regions in Africa are; North Africa, South Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa.

Africa’s geography is as diverse as its food from the Sahara and Kalahari deserts, tropical regions, subarctic snow-capped volcanic Mount Kilimanjaro, to savannas, plains, and rain forests.

The range of climate and soil conditions in Africa has created a diversity of vegetables, fruits, wild and domesticated animals. Africa rests on both sides of the equator and is the only continent to extend from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.

The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Liberia is Africa's oldest Republic since July 1847 and in July 2012; South Sudan became the newest African Republic.

 

List of African Regions and Countries.

Eastern Africa

Burundi

Comoros

Djibouti

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Kenya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritius

Mozambique

Rwanda

Seychelles

Somalia

Uganda

Tanzania

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

Central Africa

Angola

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Equatorial Guinea Gabon

Sao Tome and Principe

 

Northern Africa

Algeria

Egypt

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya)

Morocco

Sudan

South Sudan

Tunisia

 

Southern Africa

Botswana

Lesotho

Namibia

South Africa

Swaziland

 

Western Africa

Benin

Burkina Faso

Republic of Cabo Verde

Cote d'Ivoire

The Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Niger

Nigeria

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Togo

 

Did you know?

Liberia is Africa's oldest Republic and South Sudan is the newest. A Republic is a country that is governed by elected leaders rather than by a king or queen.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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