Outline Map of Africa

Physical Location Map of Africa, within the entire world

This is not just a map. It's a piece of the world captured in the image.

The physical location map represents one of several map types and styles available. Look at the continent of Africa from different perspectives.

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Maps of Africa

Maphill is a collection of map images. This image combines a physical map with the globe centered on Africa. Use the buttons under the image to switch to different map types.

Each map style has its advantages. No map type is the best. The best is that Maphill enables you to look at each continent from many different angles.

Sure, this physical continent location map is nice. But there is good chance you will like some other map types and styles even more. Choose another style in the above table and look at Africa from a different view.

What to do when you like this map?

If you like this Africa location map, please don't keep it to yourself. Give your friends a chance to see how the world converted to images looks like.

Use the buttons for Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to share a link to this map. Maphill is the most comprehensive map gallery on the web. But the number of maps is not the only reason to visit Maphill.

You can embed, print or download the map just like any other image. All continent location maps of Africa are available in a common image format. Free images are available under Free map link located above the map.

Is there anything more than this map?

Sure, there is. It has been said that Maphill maps are worth a thousand words. That's certainly true. But you can experience much more when you visit Africa.

Africa and its countries have a lot to offer and a lot to see. It is not possible to capture all the beauty in the maps.

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Learn more about the map styles

Each map type offers different information and each map style is designed for a different purpose. Read about the styles and map projection used in the above map (Physical Location Map of Africa, within the entire world).

Physical map illustrates the mountains, lowlands, oceans, lakes and rivers and other physical landscape features of Africa. Differences in land elevations relative to the sea level are represented by color.

Green color represents lower elevations, orange or brown indicate higher elevations, shades of grey are used for the highest mountain ranges in the world. Underwater topography is represented by blues. Darker blues are used for the deepest water, lighter shades of blue represent shallower water such as the continental shelf.

The location map of Africa combines two projections: the orthographic azimuthal projection for the globe and the simple geographic projection for the rectangular part of the map. Geographic projection has straight meridians and parallels, each degree of latitude and longitude is the same size over the entire world map.

The orthographic azimuthal projection is a perspective projection from infinite distance. It was already known to the Egyptians and Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. It gives the appearance of the Earth viewed from outer space. Only one hemisphere can be viewed at a time. The globe centered on Africa appears more realistic than almost any other projection.

Facts

Administrative classification
continent
Subregions
n/a
South
36° 0' 0" S
North
38° 0' 0" N
West
18° 0' 0" W
East
52° 0' 0" E
Minimal elevation
-7761 m
Maximal elevation
4568 m
Land/Water
coastal, lakes

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The Maphill difference

It's neither this physical location map nor any other of the many millions of maps. The value of a map gallery is not determined by the number of pictures, but by the possibility to see the world from many different perspectives.

Technology

We unlock the value hidden in the geographic data. Thanks to automating the complex process of turning data into map graphics, we are able to create maps in higher quality, faster and cheaper than was possible before.

Forever free

We created Maphill to make the web a more beautiful place. Without you having to pay for it. Maphill maps are and will always be available for free.

Real Earth data

Do you think the maps are too beautiful not to be painted? No, this is not art. All location maps of Africa are created based on real Earth data. This is how the world looks like.

Easy to use

This map is available in a common image format. You can copy, print or embed the map very easily. Just like any other image.

Different perspectives

The value of Maphill lies in the possibility to look at the same area from several perspectives. Maphill presents the map of Africa in a wide variety of map types and styles.

Vector quality

We build each location map individually with regard to the characteristics of the map area and the chosen graphic style. Maps are assembled and kept in a high resolution vector format throughout the entire process of their creation.

Experience of discovering

Maphill maps will never be as detailed as Google maps or as precise as designed by professional cartographers. Our goal is different. We want to redefine the experience of discovering the world through the maps.

Fast anywhere

Maps are served from a large number of servers spread all over the world. Globally distributed map delivery network ensures low latency and fast loading times, no matter where on Earth you happen to be.

Spread the beauty

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