Vast continent with over fifty countries located to the south of Europe separating the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent with 1.1 billion people as of 2013.
The climate of Africa ranges from tropical to subarctic on its highest peaks. Its northern half is primarily desert, or arid, while its central and southern areas contain both savanna plains and very dense jungle (rainforest) regions. In between, there is a convergence, where vegetation patterns such as sahel and steppe dominate. Africa is the hottest continent on earth and 60% of the entire land surface consists of drylands and deserts.
By most estimates, well over a thousand languages are spoken in Africa. Most are of African origin, though some are of European or Asian origin.
Largest airlines by passengers:
South African Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Central African Republic
Republic of the Congo
São Tomé and Príncipe