1. Africa is the second largest continent of the world.
2. The length and breadth of the African continent is almost the same.
3. Most of the continent i.e. 2/3rd lies north to the Equator.
4. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the north and the Tropic of Capricorn passes through the south, so most of Africa is in the Torrid Zone.
5. Most of Africa lies in the Eastern hemisphere.
6. It covers 20 % of the total land mass of Earth and has a 30,000-km long running coastline.