With a geography ranging from deserts and plains to impenetrable jungle, Africa has always had an aura of mystique. Explore the more than 50 countries and physical features of Africa.
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Sahara, the vast desert of northern Africa, and the world's largest arid region. It occupies much of the broad northern half of Africa and covers some 3,500,000 square miles (9,000,000 km2), an area only slightly less than that of the United States.

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Maputo, Mozambique, the country's capital and largest city. It is in southeastern Mozambique on the Indian Ocean and has a large natural harbor.

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a city in Eastern Cape Province. It is an important seaport, with extensive dock facilities, on Algoa Bay near the southern tip of Africa, midway between Cape Town and Durban.

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