Africa is surrounded in the north by the Mediterranean Sea, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, in the east by the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. In the south, at the Cape of Good Hope, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet each other. Learn more about African geography


Africa is surrounded by water. The Mediterranean Sea borders Africa on the north. It provides the continent with an important water route to Europe and western Asia. Learn more about the geography of Africa.


Read this interesting article on the Geography and Land forms of Africa. Get to know the different mountains, valleys, deserts, rivers and more in Africa.


Africa is sometimes nicknamed the "Mother Continent" due to its being the oldest inhabited continent on Earth. Humans and human ancestors have lived in Africa for more than 5 million years. Learn more…


Be well informed about the geography and population of North Africa. North Africa consists of five countries that border the Mediterranean sea—Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and morocco. North Africa has three main geographic features: the Sahara, the Atlas Mountains in the west, and the Nile river and delta in the east.


Africa straddles the equator, having an almost equal south and north extent. This division of Africa into almost two equal parts (lengthwise) across the equator makes the climatic and physical conditions in the north repeat themselves in the south.


What is "Africa?" Nomenclature raises difficult issues. Maps in school rooms show “Africa" as a distinct continent, the second largest in the world. Learn about Africa being defined through geography or regional cooperation.