from: MrZoller

map africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagoes. It has 54 fully recognized sovereign states, ( countries ), nine territoires and two de facto independent states with lomited or no recognition.
Africa's population is the youngest among all the continent 50% of Africans are 19 years old or younger.

Below are indicated the main regions of Africa and the countries that compose them.

( some photos were taken from the net )