Africa is the second largest continent on planet Earth. The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea separate this compact land mass from the Asia and Europe, respectively. Africa's landscape is characterized by basins, highlands, and extensive uplands and mountain ridges. The Sahara desert spreads over much of northern Africa, rainforest covers much of central Africa, and temperate highlands occupy much of southern Africa. The African continent's inhabitants account for about fifteen percent of the world's population.
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Africa is the second largest continent on earth, and it consists of 53 countries. Its natural resources include gold, diamonds, and copper. Visit this site to find a printable map of Africa.
A close-up of a zebra, a type of wild animal indigenous to Africa, is pictured. The bold black and white stripes of the zebra are so perfectly placed that they seem done by a paintbrush.
The country of Egypt is located in northeastern Africa. Visit this site to learn about the geography, climate, and cities of Egypt. You will also find a printable map and travel and tourism information.
The Kaffir Lily, or Clivia Miniata, is a perennial flower that is native to South Africa. Clivia Miniata has clumps of trumpet-shaped flowers and shiny green leaves.
This Red Beauty 'Evening Star' orchid is a type of cymbidium orchid which is found along coastal regions of California, the Mediterranean, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. This beautiful orchid has distinctive markings.