Algeria Google Maps

Algeria

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Algeria (DZ). Explore satellite imagery of Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Algeria (GPS: 28 00 N, 3 00 E) located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia. The country’s area measurements are total: 2,381,741 sq km; land: 2,381,741 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 5,700 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Algeria: Largest country in Africa but 80% desert. Canyons and caves in the southern Hoggar Mountains and the barren Tassili n’Ajjer area in the southeast of the country contain numerous examples of prehistoric art-rock paintings and carvings depicting human activities and wild and domestic animals (elephants, giraffes, cattle) – that date to the African Humid Period, roughly 11,000 to 5,000 years ago when the region completely vegetated.

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Benin Google Maps

Benin

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Benin (BN). Explore satellite imagery of Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Benin (GPS: 9 30 N, 2 15 E) located in Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo. The country’s area measurements are total: 112,622 sq km; land: 110,622 sq km, water: 2,000 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania. The total irrigated land is 230 sq km (2012).

Benin’s essential features: Sandbanks create difficult access to the coast with no natural harbors, river mouths, or islands.

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Burkina Faso Google Maps

Burkina Faso

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Burkina Faso (BF). Explore satellite imagery of Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Burkina Faso (GPS: 13 00 N, 2 00 W) located in Western Africa, north of Ghana. The country’s area measurements are total: 274,200 sq km; land: 273,800 sq km, water: 400 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly larger than Colorado. The total irrigated land is 550 sq km (2012).

One of the important features of Burkina Faso: Landlocked savanna cut by the three principal rivers of the Black, Red, and White Voltas.

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Chad Google Maps

Chad

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Chad (CD). Explore satellite imagery of N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Chad (GPS: 15 00 N, 19 00 E) located in Central Africa, south of Libya. The country’s area measurements are total: 1.284 million sq km; land: 1,259,200 sq km, water: 24,800 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly more than three times the size of California. The total irrigated land is 300 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Chad: Chad is the largest of Africa’s 16 landlocked countries. Not long ago – geologically speaking – what is today the Sahara was green savannah teeming with wildlife. During the African Humid Period, roughly 11,000 to 5,000 years ago, a vibrant animal community, including elephants, giraffes, hippos, and antelope, lived there. The last remnant of the “Green Sahara” exists in the Lakes of Ounianga (oo-nee-ahn-ga) in northern Chad, a series of 18 interconnected freshwater, saline, and hypersaline lakes now protected as a World Heritage site.

Lake Chad, the most significant water body in the Sahel, is a remnant of a former inland sea, paleolake Mega-Chad. At its greatest extent, sometime before 5000 B.C., Lake Mega-Chad was the largest of four Saharan paleolakes that existed during the African Humid Period. It covered an area of about 400,000 sq km (150,000 sq mi), roughly the size of today’s Caspian Sea.

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Libya Google Maps

Libya

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Libya (LY). Explore satellite imagery of Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Libya (GPS: 25 00 N, 17 00 E) located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,759,540 sq km; land: 1,759,540 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is about 2.5 times the size of Texas, slightly larger than Alaska. The total irrigated land is 4,700 sq km (2012).

One of Libya’s important features: More than 90% of the country is desert or semidesert. The volcano Waw an Namus lies in south-central Libya in the middle of the Sahara. The caldera is an oasis – the name means “oasis of mosquitoes” – containing several small lakes surrounded by vegetation and hosting various insects and a broad diversity of birds.

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Mali Google Maps

Mali

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Mali (ML). Explore satellite imagery of Bamako, the capital city of Mali, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Mali (GPS: 17 00 N, 4 00 W) located in interior Western Africa, southwest of Algeria, north of Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, west of Niger. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,240,192 sq km; land: 1,220,190 sq km, water: 20,002 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than twice the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 3,780 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Mali: Landlocked (enclosed or nearly enclosed by land). Divided into three natural zones: the southern, cultivated Sudanese. The central, semiarid Sahelian. And the northern, arid Saharan.

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Niger Google Maps

Niger

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Niger (NE). Explore satellite imagery of Niamey, the capital city of Niger, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Niger (GPS: 16 00 N, 8 00 E) located in Western Africa, southeast of Algeria. The country’s area measurements are total: 1.267 million sq km; land: 1,266,700 sq km, water: 300 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than twice the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 1,000 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Niger: Landlocked (enclosed or nearly enclosed by land). One of the hottest countries in the world. Northern four-fifths is desert; southern one-fifth is savanna, suitable for livestock and limited agriculture.

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Nigeria Google Maps

Nigeria

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Nigeria (NG). Explore satellite imagery of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Nigeria (GPS: 10 00 N, 8 00 E) located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. The country’s area measurements are total: 923,768 sq km; land: 910,768 sq km, water: 13,000 sq km. This sovereign state is about six times the size of Georgia, slightly more than twice the size of California. The total irrigated land is 2,930 sq km (2012).

One of Nigeria’s important features: The Niger River enters the country in the northwest and flows southward through tropical rain forests and swamps to its delta in the Gulf of Guinea.

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