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Africa

Africa is the second largest continent (30 million km2) with 26,000 km of coastline (Figure 1). It is also the second most populated continent with approximately one billion inhabitants unevenly distributed over 54 sovereign states.

Africa, Figure 1
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Map of Africa

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Sarmento, J., Rink, B. (2016). Africa. In: Jafari, J., Xiao, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8_230

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