World Continent General Considerations For Africa Geological History. The African continent comprises five ancient Precambrian cratons, Kaapvaal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Congo, and West Africa. Which formed 2 billion to 3.6 billion years ago and have been stable since then; These cratons limited by the young crease bands formed between 2 billion and 300 million years ago. …
Africa Part Of The Seven Continent World Map And History
Total land space in Africa is 1,1724,000 square miles (30,365,000 square kilometers). Measures from 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) from north to south and 4,600 miles (7,400 kilometers) from east to west. Its northern end is the Al-Ghīrān point, next to the Al-Abya Point (Cape Blanc) in Tunisia; southern end is Cape Agulhas in South Africa; its farthest point to the east is Xaafuun (Hafun) Point, next to Somalia’s Gwardafuy (Guardafui); at its western end is the Almadi Point (Pointe des Almadies) in Cap Vert, Senegal. In the northeast, Africa joined Asia on the Sinai Peninsula until they built the Suez Canal. The length of the African coastline is 18,950 miles (30,500 kilometers). Shorter in Europe because insufficient entrances and the bays are few or very large.
Outside the African coast, it associates several islands with the continent. Among them, Madagascar is one of the biggest landmasses in the world and one of the most important islands. Other smaller islands include the Seychelles, Socotra and other eastern islands; the southeastern islands of Comoros, Mauritius, and Reunion; the southwestern Ascensión, Santa Elena and TristándaCunha; West Cape Verde, Bijagós, Bioko and the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe; and the Azores and Madeira Islands and the Canary Islands in the northwest.
The equator divides the continent into two, so Africa in the tropics. Returning to the Tropic of Cancer in the north and Capricorn in the south. For the uplift of West Africa, most of Africa is in the north of the equator. Africa passes through the first meridian (latitude 0°) from north to south and a short distance east of Accra, Ghana.
Africa is the second continent (after Asia), accounting for one-fifth of the total land space of the Earth. The western part of the continent borders the Atlantic Ocean borders the Mediterranean Sea in the north. The Red Sea and the Indian Ocean in the east, the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Total land space in …