Geography

Subdivisions of Africa


Africa is subdivided into two main regions:

  • North Africa: region north of the Sahara Desert.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: region south of the Sahara Desert.

African countries can be divided as follows:

Southern Africa

South Africa
Angola
Botswana
Comoros
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Swaziland
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Western Africa
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cape Green
Cameroon
Costa do Marfim
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Equatorial Guinea
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sao Tome and Principe
Togo

Central africa
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Chad
Congo

North Africa
Algeria
Egypt
Libya
Morocco
Western Sahara
Sudan
Tunisia

East africa
Burundi
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
Seychelles
Somalia
Tanzania
Uganda

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