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The continent of Africa is known primarily for its natural attractions, including its diverse geography and an abundance of wildlife. According to "National Geographic," the continent of Africa consists of desert regions, highlands, green plains and rain forests. Some o...

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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.

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Africa has 54 recognized states, as of 2014, the largest of which is Algeria. These 54 state are also referred to as countries, but Africa is also comprised of another 10 territories controlled by the colonial powers.

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Africa is located south of Europe and Asia. The continent is located in all four hemispheres – the equator runs almost directly through the middle of Africa, which means that it is both in the southern and northern hemispheres, and although most of this continent is loc...

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Africa is located south of the Mediterranean Sea and Europe with the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The country of Africa is the second largest continent on the planet, with only Asia being bigger.

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The Republic of South Africa became independent in 1961, making the country 54 years old as of 2015. The first European colonists were the Dutch, who founded Cape Town on April 7, 1652. However, native inhabitants lived in the area long before then.

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Egypt rests in Northern Africa, situated between the Libya and the Gaza Strip and sharing borders with the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt belongs to the African continent, but like many Northern African nations, bears strong cultural resem...