What continents are in West Africa?
Which continent borders Africa to the West?
The continent is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the mingling waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
What is the continent of Africa attached to?
Africa, the second-largest continent, covers an area more than three times that of the United States. From north to south, Africa stretches about 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles). It is connected to Asia by the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt.
Which country is closest to the west coast of Africa?
Liberia officially the Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Where is Africa located in relation to other continents?
Africa is almost entirely surrounded by oceans. The adjacent oceans are called Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The only land link to other continents is the Sinai. It lies between North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Africa has significantly fewer islands and Islands upstream than all other continents.
Which is the ocean to the north of Africa?
Africa has Mediterranean sea to its north, Atlantic ocean to its west, Indian ocean to its south east and both Suez canal and red sea along the Sinai peninsula to its north east. You can see it in the Map of Africa which is given above. The island of Madagascar and various archipelagos are also part of this continent.
How many countries are there in West Africa?
West Africa is a subregion of the continent of Africa, according to the United Nations Geoscheme. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by the subregion of North Africa, and to the east by the subregion of Middle Africa. There are 16 countries and one dependency in West Africa.
How is Africa separated from Europe and Asia?
Africa is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea. At the north east side of Africa, it is connected to the continent of Asia by the Isthmus of Suez. The Sinai Peninsula of Egypt which lies in the eastern side of Suez Canal is also geopolitically considered as part of Africa.