Africa is the 2nd largest continent in the world. It has 54 countries and several territories, as can be seen on the Africa map. The vibrant continent is a land of contrasts.
Nigeria is the richest country in Africa while Somalia, Niger and the Central African Republic are some of the poorest.
Algeria is the largest country in Africa, covering over 2.3 m km2. In contrast, the smallest African nation is Seychelles. The 115 islands that make up Seychelles cover about 458 km2 only.
Facts about People, Maps, Cities and Countries in Africa
Just as there are many countries in Africa, the continent has many cities. The cities in Africa vary in size and population.
Lagos in West Africa has the highest population. The former Nigerian capital is also the biggest city in Africa. But Johannesburg, in South Africa, is the richest city in Africa.
African nations are further divided into provinces, counties and regions.
Kenya, in East Africa, has 47 regions. These are the 47 counties in Kenya. The capital, Nairobi city, is the richest county in Kenya.
The country has many natural resources, especially wildlife and other tourist attractions. The Nairobi national park is one of the major tourist destinations in the world.