There are eight major geographical regions in Africa that influence its landscape. These include the Sahara Desert, the savanna, the Sahel, the African Great Lakes, the Swahili Coast, South Africa and the rain forest. Th... More »

The general terrain of Greece is mountainous, comprising 80 percent of the country's mountains and hills, interspersed with numerous islands and islets around the Ionian and Aegean seas. Its main topographical features i... More »

Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa as a result of Winston Churchill's reference to the East African country in this manner in his 1908 book, "My African Journey." Churchill's use of the descriptive metaphor was inspire... More »

While many assume that Africa as mainly desert, it is a diverse continent that sees a fair amount of snowfall away from the countries near the equator. Snowfall in Africa is rare, occurring in mountainous regions and in ... More »

The physical features of Africa include the Sahara desert, Sahel, Ethiopian Highlands, savannas and rainforests. Some other major features are the Swahili Coast, Southern Africa, the Great Lakes and the Nile River. More »

A known 157 active volcanoes exist in Africa. The vast majority of these volcanoes sit on the continent's east coast, including the 59 active volcanoes found in Ethiopia. The volcanoes exist because of a splitting betwee... More »

Africa is home to 54 fully recognized countries, though there are two additional states that may or may not be counted due to political disputes. They are Western Sahara and Somaliland. More »