Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the mediterranean sea, the red sea, the indian ocean, and the atlantic ocean it is divided in half almost equally by the equator africas physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. Kids learn about the geography and the countries of africa facts like flags, maps, exports, natural resouces, people, and languages. Geography of africa there are 7 continents on the planet earth the largest continent is asia africa is the 2nd largest continent it's three times the size of the united states africa has five big rivers the top three are the nile, the congo, and the niger.
Africa is a continent comprising 63 political territories, representing the largest of the great southward projections from the main mass of earth's surface within its regular outline, it comprises an area of 30,368,609 km 2 (11,725,385 sq mi), excluding adjacent islands. There are 7 continents on the planet earth the largest continent is asia africa is the 2nd largest continent it's three times the size of the united states africa has five big rivers the top three are the nile, the congo, and the niger africa borders two oceans, the atlantic and the indian. An overview of the physical geography of africa physical features africa straddles the equator, having an almost equal south and north extent.
For all its size, africa has some mountains, like the atlas mountains in the south, but compared to other mountain ranges like the alps in europe, africa's mountains are not very big africa is home, however, to the longest river (the nile) and the largest desert (the sahara, the famous sea of sand) in the world. Africa is a huge continent it covers one-fifth of the earth's land africa is located south of europe and southwest asia look at the map on page 119 notice that the equator runs through the middle of the continent because of the location of the equator, most of africa has a tropical climate there are not many mountain ranges in africa mt. Africa, the planet's 2nd largest continent and the second most-populous continent (after asia) includes (54) individual countries, and western sahara, a member state of the african union whose statehood is disputed by morocco note that south sudan is the continent's newest country.
Africa stretches well south of the equator to cover more than 12 million square miles making africa the world's second largest continent africa is also the world's second most populous continent africa is one of the most diverse places on the planet with a wide variety of terrain, wildlife, and climates.
This edition of mr zoller's social studies podcasts provides an introduction to african geography.
The mediterranean sea separates africa from europe africa is the second largest continent it has almost 12 percent of the world's population africa's population is growing rapidly however, most of the soil is poor for farming, and there is little fresh water about a quarter of the land is. Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the mediterranean sea, the red sea, the indian ocean, and the atlantic ocean it is divided in half almost equally by the equator the continent includes the islands of cape verde, madagascar, mauritius, seychelles, and comoros today, africa is.