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Africa's True Size Will Blow You Away

By Gerard @presurfer
Africa's True Size Will Blow You Away
Africa is the world's second-largest continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.
This graphic shows the major countries of the world overlaid atop an outline of the positively giant African continent. Even if you have seen this size-comparison made before, you'll appreciate the handy list of countries, presented by total area in square kilometers, that accompanies it.

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