The African Geography Quiz Challenge
Africa is continent surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west It is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both description. As of 2016, Africa accounts for about 16% of the world's human population with about 1.2 billion people. It contains Fifty-four fully recognized countries, nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. Its smallest country remains Seychelles. Africa, particularly central Eastern Africa, has been widely recognized and accepted as the place of origin of humans. , Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages. In the late 19th century, European countries colonized practically all of Africa; most present states in Africa originated from a process of decolonization in the 20th century. African nations cooperate through the establishment of the African Union, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa.