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" Africa is the world's second-largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. At c. 30,244,050 km2 (11,677,240 mi2) including the islands, it covers 20.3% of the total land area on Earth,
and with over 800 million human inhabitants it accounts for around one seventh of Earth's human population.
The ancient Romans used the name -Africa terra- - "land of the Afri" (plural, or "Afer" singular) - for the northern part of the continent, corresponding to modern-day Tunisia. The origin of Afer
may be the Phoenician `afar, dust; the Afridi tribe, who dwelt in Northern Africa around the area of Carthage; Greek aphrike, without cold; or Latin aprica, sunny..."
Africa is divided into 54 countries, and has over 1,000 different languages.
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For the names of countries in African and their capitals, please click the link Africa. Capital cities of the rest of the world are
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