The world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent is located on the African continental plate. The “Dark Continent” is divided roughly into two parts by the equator and surrounded by sea except where the Isthmus of Suez joins it to Asia.
In the north, the continent is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, in the south and the south-east by the Indian Ocean, and on its north-eastern coast by the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden.
- There are more than 100 million Facebook users in Africa.
2. The largest African country is Algeria. The country is covering more than half the continent’s landmass. However, the most populous country is Nigeria, with more than 185 million people, but the country is only a third of the size of Algeria.