North Africa

northernmost region of the African continent

North Africa is the Northern part of Africa. It is usually made up of these countries:

North Africa
Sovereign states (8)
Other territories (3)
Partially recognized states (1)
Time zonesUTC+00:00

Most of north Africa is desert, which means it is very dry and does not rain very much. The predominant ethnic groups are Arabs, Berbers and Moors (mixed Africans and Arabs). The biggest religion is Islam, meaning that most of the people are Muslims.

North Africa (Northern Africa)


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