This map shows the topography of Africa, the second-largest continent in the world.
Britannica notes that the continent’s total land area measures over 11.7 million square miles (30.3 million square kilometers). It also boasts some noteworthy attractions, including the Sahara desert in the north, considered as the world’s largest desert, and the Nile River, the continent’s longest river and one of the world’s longest rivers.
Africa has plenty of highly-elevated areas, particularly in the central, eastern, and southern regions. The continent’s highest point is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, standing at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) tall, according to National Geographic.
Explore Africa’s vast wonders and its interesting history through these books:
- Lonely Planet Africa (Multi Country Guide)
- Wildlife of Southern Africa: A field guide to the animals and plants of the region
- Africa in World History
- African Mythology
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