Description: The Physical Map of Africa showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, some regions with vegetations or forest, landforms and other topographic features.
The world's second-largest, second most populous continent Africa covers about 30 million Sq km which includes adjacent islands. It covers 6% of the total surface area and 20% of the total land area.
It accounts for 15% of the world's population. Africa is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the north, and by the Suez Canal and the Red Sea at the Sinai Peninsula in the northeast. It has the Indian Ocean to its southeast and the Atlantic Ocean on the western coast. The continent includes various archipelagos. It consists of 54 sovereign countries which are fully recognized.
The most interesting thing about Africa is that its population is the youngest among all the continents. It is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea and joined to Asia in the northeast by the Isthmus of Suez.
The most northern point is Ras ben Sakka in Tunisia and the most southern point is Cape Agulhas in South Africa. The distance between the two points is nearly 8,000 km. The African coastline is quite huge: about 26,000 km long. The largest country in Africa is Algeria, and the smallest country is Seychelles, an archipelago on the east.
The following deserts exist in Africa, they are - Sahara Desert (in North Africa), Kalahari Desert (In the South). Mountains are Atlas Mountain that in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. Other Mountains found in Africa are Mitumba Mountain and Ahaggar Mountain.
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