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The second-largest continent, and the continent with the most countries, Africa is the largest of the three great southward projections from the main mass of the earth’s surface. Separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, it is joined to Asia at its northeast extremity by the Isthmus of Suez. For geopolitical purposes, the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula is often included as part of Africa. The Romans gave the continent its name following the conquest of Carthage in 146 BC, probably naming it after the Afri tribe.



Countries and Territories

Northern Africa

Eastern Africa

Middle Africa
Congo, Republic of

Southern Africa

Western Africa

1. Also associated with Asia

Maps of Africa









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