Africa is the world's 2nd largest continent and also the 2nd most populous in the world. About 11,677,239 square kilometers, it covers approximately 6% of planet's total surface-area.

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Africa

It is surrounded by Mediterranean-Sea in the north, Sinai peninsula in the north-east, the Indian Ocean in the south-east and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. It is the home for the world's longest river, the Nile and also the world's largest desert, the Sahara.

It is a sought after holiday destination for people seeking a safari experience with popular choices being Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Africa's highest point is Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (5895 m) and the lowest point being Lac' Assal in Djibouti (156 m).The population of Africa is about 1.1 billion which is 14.72% of world's total population.

It is subdivided into 54 sovereign states, 9 territories and 3 de-facto states. Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and South Africa are some of the major countries of Africa.

Africa boasts the world's largest Flora and Fauna diversity with more than 50 biospheres. Also, it tops the list of major exporters of Gold, Copper and Diamond.

The climate of Africa ranges from tropical to sub-arctic. The northern areas are majorly desert while the southern region being Savannah plains and dense Rain forests.

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