Africa is the world’s second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 11.7 million sq mi including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people in 54 countries, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world’s human population. The Jet Set Pets provides information on pet-friendly, luxury hotels for discerning travelers traveling throughout Africa with their four-legged companion.
The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagoes and has 54 sovereign states and two states with limited recognition.