Africa is the confluence of history and nature, with majestic rivers and mighty mountains, great rulers, and a diverse civilization; it is a continent with various facets, each as amazing as the next.
To the northeast is the country of Egypt, the third most populous country in Africa, popular worldwide as the land of the pyramids. Civilizations have thrived in Egypt since ancient times because of the sustenance provided by the river Nile, one of the longest rivers in the world. Home to one of the Seven Wonders Of The World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt is frequented by tourists that wish to experience a piece of history from the glorious lives of the Pharaohs.
Morocco, on the north-western coast of Africa, is another popular tourist destination for those who wish to indulge in the rich art and crafts of this region. From rugs to lamps, the fine craftsmanship of the Moroccan artisans is displayed in the Souks or street markets of Morocco. Morocco has recently gained recognition around the world for being the largest producer of Argan Oil -- oil extracted from the nut of the Argan Tree that is endemic to this nation.
When the health benefits of Argan Oil as a great ingredient for cooking as well as cosmetics were revealed to the world, the local Argan Oil industry started generating significant returns with international brands and tourists flocking to the factories. As you can see on our Political Map of Africa, Morocco is separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar, making it very convenient to combine a trip to Morocco with a European itinerary.
Moving closer to the equator, your eyes will fall on the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the central nations of the continent. The equator passes through this country, and due to this proximity to the equator, the Congo receives high precipitation throughout the year. The Congo sustains the second largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon and is home to several unique tropical species of flora and fauna that are peculiar to this region.
The Congo River that flows through this nation is one of the most significant rivers of Africa. With its capital at the city of Kinshasa, the Congo has been the seat of the two wars with the neighboring nation of Rwanda, and both the nations have witnessed political unrest due to the same.
Occupying one corner of the map is the island nation of Madagascar. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean on all sides, Madagascar is a wonderful amalgamation of grassy highlands and beautiful beaches. Madagascar has been separated from the African landmass for approximately 165 million years and therefore is one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. Madagascar is particularly popular worldwide for the wildlife tourism and eco-tourism activities and the most famous attraction is the wide variety of birds that are found only on this island. Tourists also have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO World- Heritage-listed Sites such as Rova in Antananarivo.
Moving to the southern edge of the map we reach the beautiful country of South Africa. With its agreeable temperate climate and spectacular beaches, South Africa is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the continent. Urbanization and natural beauty blend together in this rainbow nation that is still recovering from the tumultuous times of the Apartheid. Johannesburg and Cape Town are two most populous cities of this country and the centers of urban activity, with the latter also serving as an important port.
An interesting fact to note is that South Africa entirely surrounds the landlocked nation of Lesotho, making it one of the three landlocked countries in the world that share their border with only one nation. This and many other interesting facts about Africa are illustrated clearly by our political map of the continent.
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|List of Countries In Africa And Their Capitals|
|Central African Republic||Bangui||Namibia||Windhoek|
|Congo, Democratic Republic |
|Congo, Republic |
|Brazzaville||Sao Tome and Principe||São Tomé|
|Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||Yamoussoukro||Senegal||Dakar|
|Ethiopia||Addis Ababa||South Sudan 2||Juba|
Last Updated On : January 25, 2017