The continent of Africa is the world′s second largest continent after Asia, with a total surface area, including several surrounding islands of 30,313,000 square kilometres. It stretches from 40 degrees latitude in the north to 34 35′ degrees south and has 54 independent countries - 48 mainland and 6 island states - with an estimated total population of 700 million.
Northern Africa Region
The information on North Africa covers six countries; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara. See detailed information in the links below: