Administrative unit

Africa

Continent

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Preferred Name:
AFRICA
Unit Type:
Continent
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10618459
Authorities:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Notes:

Second largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean and is divided almost equally by the Equator. Africa is composed largely of a rigid platform of ancient rocks that underlies vast plateau regions in the interior (Encyclopædia Britannica).

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
AFRICA Preferred English     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
AAFRIKA Preferred Estonian     Aare Vesi, Estonian - English - Estonian Dictionary
AFRIKA Preferred Swedish     Institute for Language and Folklore, Språkrådet Swedish-English Dictionary

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
WORLD Gazetteer root record     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ALGERIA Dep/Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ANGOLA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BENIN Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BOTSWANA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BURKINA FASO Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BURUNDI Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CAMEROON Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CAPE VERDE Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CHAD Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
COMOROS Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CONGO Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
DJIBOUTI Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
EGYPT Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
EQUATORIAL GUINEA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ERITREA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ETHIOPIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GABON Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GAMBIA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GHANA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GUINEA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GUINEA BISSAU Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
IVORY COAST Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
KENYA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
LESOTHO Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
LIBERIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
LIBYA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MADAGASCAR Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MALAWI Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MALI Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MAURITANIA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MAURITIUS Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MAYOTTE Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MOROCCO Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MOZAMBIQUE Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
NAMIBIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
NIGER Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
NIGERIA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
REUNION Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
RWANDA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SENEGAL Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SEYCHELLES Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SIERRA LEONE Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SOMALIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SOUTH AFRICA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SOUTH SUDAN Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ST HELENA ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SUDAN Joint/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SWAZILAND Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
TANGANYIKA Sov Country     United Nations, Member States of the United Nations
TANZANIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
TOGO Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
TUNISIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
UGANDA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
WESTERN SAHARA Disputed Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ZAMBIA Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ZANZIBAR Sov Country     United Nations, Member States of the United Nations
ZIMBABWE Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Africa through time | Census tables with data for the Continent, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10618459

Date accessed: 05th July 2020