30,37 million km²
Africa is a continent that covers 6% of the Earth’s surface and 20% of the land surface. Its surface area is 30,415,873 km2 with the islands, making it the third largest in the world if we include America as a single continent. With more than 1.2 billion inhabitants, Africa is the second most populous continent after Asia and represents 16.4% of the world’s population.
The continent is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
With an area of 30 million km2, Africa is the third largest continent in terms of area; this represents 6% of the Earth’s surface and 20% of the land surface. Separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, it is connected to Asia at its northeast end by the Suez Isthmus (crossed by the Suez Canal) for 163 km.