Africa is a continent of great diversity, the second largest of Earth’s five continents, covering 23% of the world’s total land area and with about 816 million people. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean and is divided almost equally by the Equator

Africa is the birthplace of the human race. Archaeological evidence indicates that the continent has been inhabited by humans for some 4 million years.

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African elephants, the largest of Earth's land mammals. An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose used for smelling. Their enormous ears help them to keep cool in the hot African climate.


Maps of Africa


Africa Continent



Indian Ocean


Map of Africa


Durban, South Africa.


Sphinx at Giza


South Africa



The pyramids and sphinx at Giza.



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A lioness and gnus in the African Wildlife.


African Wildlife




African elephants



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