The political map of africa shows just how complex and diverse the continent home to 54 countries and over a billion people really is. In popular parlance discussions of colonialism in africa usually focus on the european conquests of the new imperialism and the scramble for africa 1884 1914 era followed by gradual decolonisation.
The official population count of the various ethnic groups in africa is highly uncertain both due to limited infrastructure to perform.
Africa map of africa. Africa is the world s second largest and second most populous continent after asia in both cases. At about 30 3 million km 2 11 7 million square miles including adjacent islands it covers 6 of earth s total surface area and 20 of its land area. Physical map of africa.
Map of africa and travel information about africa brought to you by lonely planet. Map of africa with countries and capitals. The ethnic groups of africa number in the thousands with each population generally having its own language or dialect of a language and culture the ethnolinguistic groups include various afroasiatic khoisan niger congo and nilo saharan populations.
Using this free map quiz game you can learn about nigeria and 54 other african countries. There are over one billion people living in the african continent. With a population of over 170 million and growing nigeria is the largest of the countries.
2500×2282 899 kb go to map. Africa is surrounded by the mediterranean sea to the north both the suez canal and the red sea along the sinai peninsula to the northeast the indian ocean to the east and southeast and the atlantic ocean to the west. View where countries are located and click on them to take you to a wealth of information.
Outline map of the africa continent including the disputed territory of western sahara print. Clickable image map of africa. Africa is often referred to as the birthplace of humanity and rightly so.
To put that into perspective the entire population of the earth is estimated to be around 7 6 billion people so africa does hold a pretty sizable amount of the world s population. Country map of africa outline. 242 free images of africa map.
With 1 3 billion people as of 2018 it accounts for about 16 of the world s human population africa s average population is the youngest amongst. The history of external colonisation of africa can be dated from ancient medieval or modern history depending on how the term colonisation is defined.