Index of place names in Africa, A-K
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El (Laayoune). City, former colonial capital and largest urban centre of Western
Sahara . Occupied by Morocco.
Aba. Town, north eastern Congo (Zaïre).
Aba. City northeast of Port Harcourt, market centre, southern Nigeria.
Abanga. River, running southwest, a tributary of
Abanrherit. Township, north western
Abéché. Town, central Chad. Capital of Sultanate of Ouadaï
until the French conquest 1912.
Abengourou. Town, eastern Côte d'Ivoire.
Abeya. Lake, southern Ethiopia, on the floor of the Rift Valley.
River, tributary of Benito River, Equatorial Guinea.
(commercial hub and former capital 1933-83), lying around an enclosed lagoon.
SE Côte d'Ivoire.
Aboisso. Township, gold mining area, south eastern
Abong Mbang. City and logging centre, southern Cameroon.
Abou Deie. Township, southern Chad.
Abu Minqar. Oasis and settlement,
Abuja. Capital of Nigeria
Aby. Lagoon, east coastal Côte d'Ivoire.
Capital city of Ghana. Originally
cap of ancient Ga Kingdom, Cap of Gold Coast Colony from 1876.
River, tributary of White Nile, northern Uganda.
Addis Ababa. Capital
city of Ethiopia and
headquaters for OAU. Named
Finfinnie until 1886.
Adi Keyh. Town and market centre,
Adigrat. Town and agricultural centre, northern Ethiopia.
Adrar. Oasis township, largest of the Touat oasis group. Formerly Timmi,
Adré. Township, now a refugee centre for Sudan citizens,
Adwa (Adowa). Town, northern Ethiopia. Site of the
defeat of the Italians, March 1886.
Adzopé. Town and department, southeastern
Afar. Desert, northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. Includes
most of the Danakil Depression.
Agadem. Township and geographic basin,
north of Lake Chad, south western Nige.r
Agadez. Town, seat of Tuareg
Sultinate (16th cent). Uranium discovered 1960. Central Niger.
City and seaport, venue of "Agadir Incident" 1911, and earthquake 1960, S Morocco.
Agboville. Town close to Abidjan, southeastern Côte d'Ivoire.
City and departement, eastern Côte d'Ivoire, bordering Ghana.
Agulhas. Cape, most southerly point in Africa and marks the divide between
the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
Ahaggar or Hoggar. Mountainous plateau, southern Algeria.
Sefra. Town, founded in 1881 as a French garrison town, north western Algeria.
Air Massif. Mountain group rising sharply from the Sahara, some
over 2000m, central Niger.
formerly named Fort Repoux, western Mauritania.
Akordat or Agordat.
Market town and western terminus of the rail link with Massawa, western Eritrea.
Akosombo. Town, 80 km downstream of the Volta dam that impounds the Volta
river, south eastern Ghana.
or Axum. Town. Centre of N Ethiopian empire from 1st-8th century.
Aladaja. Town, southern Nigeria.
Group of four coral islands north of Madagascar, formerly British, joined Seychelles
Alamein, El. Town.
battleground between English and German forces 1942, Egypt.
reserve, north central Nigeria.
Albert Nile. River, drains Lake Albert,
changes name to White Nile at Sudan border, Uganda.
Large shallow lake, mid lake serves as border of Uganda/Congo (Zaire) where the
same lake is called Mobutu Sese Seko. It's high salinity due to rapid evaporation.
Aleg. Township in the Brakna province, western Mauritania.
City and thriving commercial centre, founded by Alexander the Great. northern
Algiers. Capital and
largest city of Algeria
. Ancient Mediterraean port. Taken by France in 1830.
tributary of the Congo River, central Congo.
Aloi. Town, presently
(2005) centre for 30,000 refugees/displaced persons, central Uganda.
Am Timan. Township and prefecture capital of Salamat, southeastern Chad.
Amboseli. National park, southern Kenya.
Amourj. Township and
Department, southeastern Mauritania.
Angoche. City and seaport, coastal
central Mozambique. Formerly residence of
the Sultan of Angoche.
River, empties into Gulf of Guinea, south western Ghana.
western tip of Sherbro Island, western Sierra Leone.
exporter of iron and fertiliser, northern Algeria. Formerly named Bona.
Isla de. An island 500km southwest of Cape San Juan, part of Equatorial Guinea.
Ansongo. Town on the Niger, mining and agricultural centre, eastern Mali.
Antananriva. Capital city of Madagascar.
Formerly named Tananarive.
Anti Atlas. Chain of mountains, Morocco.
Antsiranana. City, northern Madagascar. Formerly a French naval base
Anum. River, tributary of Pra river, southern
Aouzou. Northernmost township, northern Chad.
Township, northern Burkina Faso.
Arag. Oasis and settlement, northwestern
Araouane. Township, northern Mali.
township, south easthern Namibia.
Aris. Wadi, northeastern Egypt.
Arlit. Town, central Niger.
Arua. Town near Congo (Zaire) border,
Arusha. City and regional capital, northeastern
Arusha. National park, northeastern Tanzania.
Capital city of Eritrea
Assab or Asseb. Town and Red Sea port. First African land grabbed by
Italy 1882, Eritrea
Assamakka. Township, northwestern Niger.
Assiné. City, eastcoastal Côte d'Ivoire.
highest elevation (311m) in Senegal.
Aswan. City and garrison town
for the Romans, Turks and the British, southern Egypt.
town, ancient city on old caravan route to Casablanca, western Mauritania .
Atbara or 'Atbarah. River, tributary of White Nile, northern Ethiopia.
Athi. River, tributary of Galana, south central Kenya.
Atrun, El. Oasis and settlement, northwestern Sudan.
river in Namibia, runs south, joins the Nassab and flows to the Orange river.
Aus. Township 90km inland from the coast at Luderitz, southwestern Namibia.
Awasa. Town and small lake, southern Ethiopia.
park and town, central Ethiopia.
Awayso. Township, southwestern Ghana.
Axim. Town, west coastal Ghana.
Ayoûn el Artoûs. Township,
Azrou. Town, former Berber settlement in the
High Atlas, now a resort, central Morocco.
Ba. River, tributary of Comoé, eastern Côte
Baardheere. Township, southern Somalia.
Bafatá. Town on the Gêba River, navigable to that point,
Bafing. River, tributary of Senegal
River, western Mali and Guinea.
Town, western Mali. Capital of the Cercle of Bafoulabé since 1887.
Bagoé. River, tributary of Niger River, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali.
Bagzane. Mountain, highest elevation (2022m) in Niger.
Township, southern Somalia.
Bakel.Town, on the western bank
of the Sénégal river, eastern Senegal.
Capital city of Mali
since 1908 (as French Sudan). Great centre of Arab learning 11-15th C.
Bambadincas. Town, central Guinea-Bissau.
Town in the Bole District, central Ghana.
Town, centre for hides, coffee, tabacco, western Cameroon.
Banc d'Arguin. Coastal area and national park, western Mauritania.
Banda. Town, north eastern Congo (Zaire).
River, empties into Gulf of Guinea as the Bandama, Côte d'Ivoire.
Bandama Rouge. River, empties into Gulf of Guinea as the Bandama, Côte
Bandama. River, longest river in Côte d'Ivoire, empties
into Gulf of Guinea.
Banfora. Township in a productive sugarcane
area, southwestern Burkina Faso.
Bangweulu. Shallow lake bordered by
swamps, northeast Zambia. Discovered by Livingstone 1868.
River, flows 400km to the Niger at Mopti, in the swampy Macina Depression,
Banjul. Capital city of the Gambia, situated at
the mouth of Gambia river.(formerly Bathurst until 1973).
Town and river port on Gambia River, local centre for groundnuts, rice, fish.
Bantioli, Resérve de. animal reserve, southern Burkina Faso.
Baoulé, Parc National du. National park, western Mali.
Baoulé. River, tributary of Niger River, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali.
Barberie, Parc National de la Langue du. National park, northwestern
Bargaal. Township, northeastern Somalia.
Barro. Town, northern Guinea-Bissau.
Parc National du. National park, southwestern Senegal.
Santa Su.Town, on the soutn bank of Gambia River, market centre nuts, rice,
cattle. eastern Gambia.
Bawku.Town and capital of the Bawku
East District, northern Ghana.
Bayla. Town, southeastern
Beira. City, rail terminus and seaport at the mouth
of the Pungoe river, south coastal Mozambique.
Belet Uen. Township, central Somalia.
Bender Cassim.Township, southern Somalia.
Principle seaport, rail terminus and important city of Angola.
City. Seaport on the Benin river.Centre for the rubber industry. Famous for
Berakum (or Berekum). Town and district capital,
Berbera. City, main seaport and rail terminus,
Beru Hagia, El. Township, southwestern
Bia Tawa. Game reserve, southwestern Ghana.
Bia. River, empties into Gulf of Guinea via Lac de Ayamé, Côte d'Ivoire.
Biafra, Bight of. Eastern arm of the Gulf of Guinea, on the W coast
of Africa (from the Niger delta to Gabon).
,known for its fetish houses and Goua dances, western Côte d'Ivoire.
Bibiani. Town, southwestern Ghana.
Town, northern Guinea-Bissau.
town in the Ziguinchor département, southern Senegal.
Archipeligo, consisting of 15 main islands. Main cash crop is palm products,
Town and oasis, northern Niger
Town, central Ghana.
Binga. Town, northwestern Congo (Zaire).
Bingerville. City, south eastern Côte d'Ivoire. Capital from 1900
Birim. River, tributary of Pra river, southern Ghana.
Birni N'Konni. market town and transport hub, western Niger.
Bissau. Main port and capital city (since 1941) of Guinea-Bissau.
Bissikrima. Town, central Guinea.
Town, on a tributary of the Cacheu River, timber centre, central Guinea-Bissau.
Bitou. Town, southwestern Burkina Faso.
(Volta Noir). River, rising in Burkina as the Plandi, then Mouhoun, runs S
and E Lake Volta, W Ghana.
Bobo Dioulasso. City on the Houët
river. Second largest city in southwestern Burkina Faso.
Town, promised as the new capital in 1973, eastern Guinea-Bissau
named Madina do Boé.
Boende. Town and riverine
port on the Tshuapa river, central Congo (Zaire). Formerly named
Boffa. Town and capital of Boffa Prefecture, western Guinea.
Bogal. Wadi, southern Somalia.
Township, eastern Burkina Faso.
Boké. City, formerly a slaving
centre, northwestern Guinea.
Bolama. Port town, capital
of Portuguese Guinea until 1941, western Guinea-Bissau.
Town, northwestern Ghana.
Bolgatanga. Market town, northern
Boma. City, seaport and rail terminus on Congo
river. Eastern Congo (Zaire). Capital of Congo 1887-1926.
River, tributary of Ubangi River,
forms the northeastern border between Congo (Zaire) and C.A.R.
Bon Tioli, Resérve de. Animal reserve, southern Burkina Faso.
Bondo. City in the Uele Region, northern Congo (Zaire).
Bondoukou. City and capital of Zanzan Region, eastern Côte d'Ivoire.Originally
a great (Dyula) trading centre.
Bonin. National park, southwestern
Boromo. Town and capital of Balé Province,
central Burkina Faso.
Bou. River, tributary of the Bandama Blanc,
central Côte d'Ivoire.
Bouaflé. City and capital
of Bouaflé Province, central Côte d'Ivoire.
River, empties into Gulf of Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire.
Wildlife Sanctuary. Central Ghana.
Bougouni. Town and admin
centre, southern Mali.
Bougouriba. River, tributary
of Volta Noire, Burkina Faso.
Boulsa. Town, eastern Burkina Faso.
d'Ivoire. Main location of the Lobi people.
and craft centre,
Bounkiling. Town and capital of Prefecture De Bounkiling, southern
Bourem. Town on the left bank of
Niger river, Region De Gao, northeastern Mali.
Township. An important religious traing centre from 19C. Western Mauritania.
Boyomo, Chutes de. Waterfalls, central Congo (Zaire). Formerly named
Brava (Mini). Town with an natural
safe anchorage (one of the few) in southern Somalia.
City, south of the capital Banjul, western Gambia. Reknown for it's
Buba. Largest town in southern Guinea-Bissau.
Buea, Town, former capital of German Kamerun
1886-1901, again as capital of French Cameroun 1940-6.
Bui. National park, western Ghana.
Bukama. Town on
the Congo river, southern Congo (Zaire).
Port town and transport hub on Lake Kivu, eastern Congo (Zaire).
Formerly named Costermansville.
Bula. Town, northwestern Guinea-Bissau.
Bulawayo. City on the Matsheumlope river, industrial centre and 2nd largest
city in Zimbabwe. Founded 1893.
Bumba. Town and transport hub
on the Congo river, northern Congo (Zaire).
(Burco). Town and capital of Togdheer region, northern Somalia.
Buta. Town on the Itimbiri river, northern Congo (Zaire).
Buur Gaabo. Southernmost township, southern Somalia.
Boyo, Lac de. Reservoir and lake, western Côte d'Ivoire.
between Hobyo and Garacad, eastern Somalia.
Cabinda Enclave. Ppart
of Angola and north. Separated by the Congo river and Congo (Zaire). Area 7270
Cabinda. Coastal oil city , largest
town in the Cabinda Enclave, northern Angola.
Parque Nacional de. National park, northwestern Guinea-Bissau.
Cacheu. River, rises in N Guinea-Bissau as the Canjameri running
SW emptying into N Atlantic. Guinea-Bissau.
Cacheu. Town, centre of Portuguese slave trade until 1820's, northwestern
Cacina. Town, southern
Cadale. Township, southern
Cahora Bassa. Lake,formed by
impounding of Zambezi river by hydro dam, built 1974, Mozambique.
Cairo. Capital city of Egypt
. Originally a military camp (642AD), and as a new city
(968AD) by Fatimid dynasty.
and port on estuary, south eastern Nigeria. Capital of Cross
Calequisse. Township, coastal northwestern Guinea-Bissau.
Caluula. Township in the Majeerteen District, northeastern Somalia.
Cameroon. Mountain and active volcano, highest elevation (4095m)
in Cameroon -and West Africa.
coastal south Cameroon.
northwestern Guinea-Bissau. Formerly named Teixeira Pinto.
Cap Skiring. Township in the Basse Casamance region, south coastal
Cape Coast. City and port, originally
an important Ashanti trading centre, west coastal Ghana.
Capenda. Township, northern Angola.
Town. City, seaport and legislative capital. Site of the first European
settlement in South Africa.
Careysburg. Town and district, northwestern Liberia.
Carnot. Town, western Central African Republic.
Casablanca or Dar El-beida. City and principal seaport of Morocco.
Casamance. River and wetland and floodplain area, southwestern Senegal.
Caseyr. Northernmost cape, northeastern Somalia.
Catandica. Township in the province of Manica, central western Mozambique.
Catió. City, capital of the Tombali
Region, southern Guinea-Bissau.
Cavally. River, rises in Guinea, empties into Gulf of Guinea, forms part border
of Côte d'Ivoire/ Liberia.
admin capital of Bengo province, northern Angola.
Township, northern Somalia.
Wildlife reserve, Botswana.
flows south west, forms part border with Côte d'Ivoire.
Ceuta. Port city, and part of a Spanish enclave in northern Morocco.
Chad. Shallow lake and wetland, southern Chad and northern Cameroon
Chake Chake. Main township
on Pemba Island, coastal north eastern Tanzania.
River, tributary of Luapula, thence the Congo river, northern Zambia.
Chambi. Mountain, highest elevation (1544m) in Tunisia.
Changane. River, runs eastward, empties into Mozambique Channel,
Changara. Town, central
Chari. River, flowing
northward to Lake Chad, Chad.
Town, eastern Guinea-Bissau.
centre for agriculture and goldmining, central Zimbabwe. Formerly named Hartley.
Chelif. River, longest and most important river in Algeria, unnavigable
due to irregular flow.
founded by French in 1843, northern Algeria. Formerly named Orlèansville.
Chiange. Town, linked by rail to Lubango, southern Angola.
Chicapa. River, rises in Bie Plateau of central Angola, flows north
into Congo (Zaire).
Chilumba. Town and
port on Lake Malawi, northern Malawi.
Shallow swampy lake, southern Malawi.
Chimanimai. National park,
Chimoio. City, south central Mozambique. Formerly
named Vila Pery.
Chinchoua. Town by the Gabon Estuary, western Gabon.
Chinde. Town on the Chinde River, central coastal Mozambique.
City, 1500m above sea level, near Congo (Zaire) border, north central Zambia.
Chinguetti. Oasis township, and ancient city on an old caravan route
to Algeria, Mauritania.
Chinhoyl Caves. Caves and national park, northern
Chinhoyl. Town, on the Hunyani River, northern Zimbabwe.
Formerly named Sinoia.
Chipata. Town, 1100m above sea level, tobacco
& peanuts, eastern Zambia. Formerly Fort Jameson.
Chipoka. Township, central Malawi.
township, southern Malawi.
Chitipa. border township with Zambia, northern
Chittungwiza. city, central Zimbabwe.
national park, northwestern Zimbabwe.
Chizumulu. island on Lake Malawi,
close to shore of Mozambique, but part of Malawi.
Chobe. national park
and wildlife reserve, northern Botswana.
Chobe. river, tributary of
Zambesi River, northern Botswana.
Choma. town, southern Zambia.
Comoé, Parc National de la. national park, northeastern Côte d'Ivoire.
Comoé. river, empties into Gulf of Guinea, eastern Côte d'Ivoire.
archipelego north of Madagascar. Former French colony, now independant (except
Conakry. Capital city and chief seaport of Guinea.
Congo. river, second largest in Africa, rises in Zambia as the Chambeshi,
Constantine (Qacentina -after 1981). city, taken by
the French in 1837, northeastern Algeria.
Coquilhatville. former name
for Mbandaka, city, northwestern Congo (Zaïre).
Corubal. river, empties
into Canal de Geba, Guinea-Bissau.
Coyah. town, western Guinea.
Cross River. national park, southeastern Nigeria.
empties into Bight of Biafra via the Cross Estuary, eastern Nigeria
city, north western Mozambique
Cuanavale. river, tributary of the
Cuando. river, rises in Angola, flows south to Namibia
Cubango. river, rises in Bie Plateau of Angola and runs south into
Namibia as the Okavango.
Cuilege. town, southern Guinea-Bissau.
Cuilo. river, rises in Bie Plateau of Angola, flows north into Congo (Zaire)
Cuito Cuanavale. town, southeastern Angola.
Cuito. river, rises
in Bie Plateau of Angola, runs south into Namibia as the Okavango.
river, runs southwest into North Alantic Ocean, Guinea-Bissau.
or Kunene. river, empties into Atlantic, forms part border between Namibia
d'Abokouamekro, Parc National.
national park, central Côte d'Ivoire
d'Ambre, Cap. northernmost point
d'Arli, Parc National. national park, eastern Burkina
d'Assagny, Parc National, national park, coastal Côte d'Ivoire
d'Ayamé. lake, impounded by hydro dam on the Bie river, south eastern
d'Jenné or Djenne. town, ancient trading centre, occupied
by French in 1893, central Mali
d'Odzala, Parc National du. national
park, northern Congo
Daan Viljoen. national park, close to Windhoek,
Dabakala. township, north eastern Côte d'Ivoire
Dabola. town, central Guinea
Dagana. town, northern Senegal
Dahlak. archipelago of about 100 reef fringed islands, central coastal
Dahlak. marine national park, central coastal Eritrea
river, running south to Lake Volta, central Ghana
city of Senegal
oasis and settlement, close to Mut, central Egypt
and small fishing port, southwestern Western Sahara. Formerly Villa Cisneros
Daloa. city, central Côte d'Ivoire
Damah. town, east coastal
Damba. town, coffee, rice and sugarcane centre, populated by
Portuguese in 1950-75.
Damietta or Dimyat. city and second port, northern
Danakil. depression, reaching a depth of 120m below sea level,
Eritrea and Ethiopia
Danané. township, western Côte d'Ivoire
El-beida or Casablanca. city, principal seaport of Morocco, northeastern Morocco
Dar es Salaam. largest city and major port of Tanzania
township, southern Somalia
Davo. river, empties into Gulf of Guinea,
Dawa. river, forms part border between Kenya and Ethiopia
Dawwar. town, southest of Alexandria, Egypt
Debre Libanos. town,
Dedougou. city, western Burkina Faso
town, central Guinea
Demba. town, central Congo (Zaire)
city, northern Senegal
Derou Mousti. town, western Senegal
Bales, Parc National des. national park, western Burkina Faso
township, southern Somalia
Dhuusa. township, central Somalia
town, north western Liberia
Diapaga. township, eastern Burkina Faso
Diébougou. town, southern Burkina Faso
Diffa. township, southwestern
Digya. national park, central Ghana
southeastern Congo (Zaire)
Dimbokrou. town, central Côte d'Ivoire
Dimlang. mountain, highest elevation (2042m) in Nigeria
or Damietta. city and secondary port, northern Egypt
park, eastern Sudan
Dinder. river, tributary of Blue Nile, flows north
from Ethiopia into eastern Sudan
Dinguiraye. town, central Guinea
Diouloulou. town, southwestern Senegal
Diourbel. city, western
Dire Dawa. city, on the rail link with Djibouti, eastern Ethiopia
Dirkou. village and oasis, northern Niger
Divo. town, southern
Dixcove. fishing town, est as an English fort in 1698
named Fort Metal Cross, west coastal Ghana
Dja, Réserve du. wildlife
reserve, southern Cameroon
Dja. river, forms part border with Congo,
navigable for small vessels, southeastern Cameroon
Djado. village and
oasis, northern Niger
Djerem, river, flows southwest, tributary of
Djermaya. town, western Chad
northern Burkina Faso
Doba. town, south western Chad
Official capital of Tanzania from 1974. Admin
and agricultural centre
Dogondoutchi. town, western Niger
town, former name for Loubomo, south western Congo
Dongwe. river, tributary of Zambezi, western Zambia
Dori. town, northern Burkina Faso
Dosso. city, western Niger
Douala. largest city and main port of Cameroon. Former national capital
Dougou. town, northern Congo
Doussala. town, southern Congo
Dowa. township in the Dowa Highlands, central Malawi
and wadi, forms part border with Algeria, southern Morocco
Dundo. diamond mining town, 25km south of Congo (Zaire),
Du W du Niger, Parc National. national park, eastern
Dubréka. city, western Guinea
western Côte d'Ivoire
Dundo. diamond mining town, northeastern Angola.
Dunkwa. town, south western Ghana
Durban. city and chief
seaport of South Africa. Formerly named Port Natal
East London. port city, founded
as Port Rex in 1836 , southern South Africa
Eastern. desert, isolated
but rich in natural resources, Egypt
Ebolowa. town, southwestern Cameroon
Ebrié. lagoon, coastal Côte d'Ivoire
Ede. city in the Osun
State, on the Oshun river. Centre for cotton and palm processing, SW Nigeria
Edéa. city and riverine port with aluminium smelter and hydro station,
Edward. lake in the Western Rift Valley, flows to
Lake Albert, western Uganda.
Ejura. town, produce centre in the Ashanti
region, central Ghana
Eldoret. town and agricultural centre, southwestern
Elefants. river, tributary of the Limpopo, southern Mozambique
Elgon. mountain, second highest elevation (4321m) in Kenya. On the Kenya-Uganda
Elizabethville. former name for Lubumbashi, city, south eastern
Elubo. township, south eastern Côte d'Ivoire
town, founded 1906, market centre, central Kenya
Emi Koussi. mountain,
highest elevation (3415m) in the Sahara, Chad
Entebbe. city and airport
for Kampala, southern Uganda
Enugu. city, southern Nigeria
town, coastal Guinea-Bissau
Epembe. town, northwestern Namibia
Er Rout Sanihida. village and oasis, northern Niger
park, encompassing the Etosha Salt Pan, northern Namibia
national park, close to Harare, northern Zimbabwe
Ewo. town, central
Eyl. township in the Punterland state. Area devastated by the
Tsunami of Dec 04. Eastern Somalia
N'Gourma. township, eastern Burkina Faso
Fada. township, central
Faguibine. isolated lake, receives water from the Niger during
floods, central Mali
Fahs, El. town, at the foot of Tunisian Dorsal,
rail junction and agricultural centre, northern Tunisia
eastern Sierra Leone
Falémé. river, tributary of the Senegal, forming
part of eastern border of Senegal with Mali
Falkat. wadi, northern
Fanti. town, southern Liberia
Farafira, Qsar el. oasis
and settlement, central Egypt
Faranah. town, central Guinea
town, agricultual centre, especially groundnuts (peanuts), northern Guinea-Bissau
Faro, Réserve du. wildlife reserve, northeastern Cameroon
town, northern coast, Senegal
Fashoda. former name of Kodok, venue
of the English-French standoff in 1898 , Sudan
Fatick. town, western
Faya-Largeau. township, central Chad
city, agriculture centre, northern central Egypt
to a depth of 45m below sea level, north central Egypt
town, admin centre for Zouîrât, northwestern Mauritania. Formerly Fort
Fegjaj, Chott el. saline lake after heavy rain, mostimes a
salt pan, central Tunisia
Ferlo, Réserve de Faune du. animal reserve,
divided into north and south, central Senegal
Ferlo, Vallée du. large
relic river bed, northern Senegal
Feskessedougou. town, northern
Fez (Fas or Fès). city, on the Wadi Fez, northern Morocco
Fianarantsoa. city, est 1830, a centre of wine and tea producing, east
Figuig. oasis town, surrounded on three sides by
the Algerian border, northeastern Morocco
Filingué. township, western
Fini. river, tributary of the Kwa River, Congo (Zaire)
River Canyon. national park, southern Namibia
river in Namibia, flows south, tributary of the Orange River
small but spectacular tributary of the Orange, Namibia/South Africa
town, southern Liberia
Forecariah. town, western Guinea
Portal. town, market and agriculture processing centre, western Uganda
Foumban. town, historic centre of Bamum kingdom, western Cameroon
Djalon. mountain range, central Guinea
Franceville. city on the
east bank of the Ogooué River, southeastern Gabon
Freetown. Capital of Sierra
Fria. town, western Guinea
Nova da. township, central Mozambique.
Fufulso. town, central
Fulacunda. town, coastal Guinea-Bissau
Gaalkacyo. township, central
Gabès. city, rail junction and port, coastal eastern Tunisia
Gaborone. Capital city of Botswana
Gabú. town, agricultural centre on the Colufe River, northeastern Guinea-Bissau.
Formerly Nova Lamego
Gagnoa. town, southern Côte d'Ivoire
river, empties into the Indian Ocean by Malindi, southern Kenya
river running east-west through the entire length of Gambia. Rises in Guinea
Gamboma. town, central Congo
Gameia, Parque Nacional do. national
park, eastern Angola
Ganalé. river, Ethiopia
northeastern Côte d'Ivoire
Ganta. town, central eastern Liberia
Gao. town, one of the oldest trading centre in West Africa, eastern Mali.
Formerly named Kawkaw
Gaou. mountain, highest elevation (1420m) in
the Central African Republic
Gaoua. town, southern Burkina Faso
Gaoual. township, northwestern Guinea
Garacad. township, eastern
Garamba, Parc National de la. national park, northeastern Congo
Garissa. town on the Tana River, market centre, central eastern
Garoowe. township, northeastern Somalia
and river port on the Bénoué (Benue) River, northern Cameroon
town, southeastern Kenya
Garzel. river, tributary of White Nile,
Gash. wadi, southern Eritrea
Gawao. town, central Ghana
south western Niger
Gbadolite. town, northwestern Congo (Zaire)
Gbarnga. city, central Liberia
Gbele. game reserve, northern
Gêba. river and estuary, runs southwest to through Guinea-Bissau
Gêba. town, central Guinea-Bissau
in the Western Rift Valley, flows to Lake Edward, western Uganda.
port town on MacCarthy Island, on Gambia River. Est 1823, eastern Gambia
Germena. town, northwestern Congo (Zaire)
Gestro. river, southern
Ghadamis or Gadames. oasis and town, at the juction of old
caravan routes, eastern Libya
Ghanzi. township, western Botswana.
Gharsa, Chott el. saline lake after heavy rain, mostimes a salt pan, central
Ghat or Gat. oasis town, previously a slave trading centre,
Gilé, Reserva do. wildlife reserve, central Mozambique
Ginda. town and agricultural centre, central Eritrea
or Jizah, Al. city, site of the pyramids of Cheops, Khufre, Menkaure, northern
Gobabis. town and eastern rail terminus, eastern Namibia
Golea, El. township, on the paved trans-Saharan highway to Niger. Central
Goma. city, eastern Congo (Zaire)
national park, northwestern Tanzania.
Gombi. town, northeastern Nigeria
Gomo. wadi, northeastern Somalia
Gonabezhou. national park,
Gonder. city, capital of Ethiopia 1632 to 1885 ,
now a significant trade centre, Ethiopia
Gongola. river, principle
tributary of Benue river, eastern Nigeria
Goré. town, southwestern
Gorée, île de. small island in Dakar harbour, formerly a slave
holding centre, western Senegal
Gorom Gorom. township, northern Burkina
Gorongosa, Parque Nacional do. national park, central Mozambique
Gossas. town, western Senegal
Gossi. town, eastern Mali
Goudiri. town, eastern Senegal
Goundam. town, central Mali
Gouré. township, southern Niger
Grahamstown. town, founded 1812
as a frontier garrison post, southern South Africa
Grand Bassam. city,
coastal Côte d'Ivoire. Capital of Côte d'Ivoire from 1893 to 1900
Bereby. town, west coastal Côte d'Ivoire
Grand Cess. town, coastal
Grand Lahou. town, coastal Côte d'Ivoire
Fence, barbwire fence built to stop rebel supplies reaching Italian Libya,
Great Fish. river, many irrigation schemes along
it's course, southern South Africa
Great Rift Valley. hugh rift in
the earth's crust running from Jordan, thru eastern Africa to Mozambique
Sand Sea. enormous sand desert covering much of Egypt and Libya
Scarcies. river, forms part border with Guinea, northern Sierra Leone
Great Zimbabwe. extensive stone ruin of an African Iron Age city, southeast
Greenville. town, coastal Liberia
and rail terminus, northern central Namibia.
Gueckédou. city, southeastern
Guelma. city, founded as a French garrison 1836, northern Algeria
Guiglo. town, western Côte d'Ivoire
Guiroutou. town, southwestern
Gulu. town, agricultural centre. Refugee camp for displaced
Congolese, northern Uganda
Gumel. town, northeastern Nigeria
river, flows northwest to the Zambezi, western Zimbabwe
Gweru. mining city, central Zimbabwe. Formerly named
Hadejia. town, northeastern Nigeria
Haire Lao. town, northern Senegal
Half Assini. township, east
coastal Côte d'Ivoire
Hamma, El. township, home of the Berber olive
growers, southeastern Tunisia
Hammamet. fishing port and beach resort,
coastal northeastern Tunisia
Hamra, El. desolate rocky plateau of the
Sahara, northwest Libya
Harare. Capital city of Zimbabwe.
Formerly Salisbury (til1982), founded 1890
Harbel. town, northwestern
Harer. city, former capital until 1577, central eastern Ethiopia
Hargeysa. township, northwestern Somalia
Harper. town, coastal
Haut Atlas or High Atlas. chain of mountains, Morocco
Ho. town, south eastern Ghana
Hoanib. intermittent river
in western Namibia, runs west, ending in the Namib Desert
Hoggar or Ahaggar. rugged mountainous plateau, southern
Hohoe. township, eastern Ghana
Homa. town on Lake
Victoria, western Kenya
Hombori Tondo. mountain, highest elevation
(1155m) in Mali
Hombori. town, central Mali
river in western Namibia, runs west, ending in the Namib Desert
city, south of Kwanza River on the Bie Plateau, central Angola. Formerly Novo
Hunyani. river, flows north to the Zambezi, northern Zimbabwe
Hwange. national park, western Zimbabwe
Hwange. town, coalmining
centre, western Zimbabwe. Formerly named Wankie
I'Abou-Telfan, Réserve de Faune
de. animal reserve, central Chad
Ibadan. capital city of Oyo State,
2nd largest city in Nigeria, 150km north of Lagos
highest elevation (980m) in Gabon
Ifi. town, southwestern Nigeria
Ifni or Sidi Ifni. town, part of the former enclave of Spain, south coastal
Ihosy. town, south central, Madagascar
central Congo (Zaire)
Ikimba. lake, northwestern Tanzania
town, southeastern Nigeria
Ikorodu. city, southwestern Nigeria
Ilebo. city, central Congo (Zaire). Formerly Port Francqui
Orango, Parque Nacional de. national park, and archipeligo, Guinea-Bissau
Illela. town, northwestern Nigeria
Ilorin. capital of Kwara
State and traditional emirate, southwestern Nigeria
on the Oubangui (Ubangi) River, northern Congo
Ingal. township, central
Inhambane. city and seaport on Inhambane Bay, provincial capital
and also province, coastal Mozambique.
Inharrime. township, coastal
I-n-Salah. oasis township, on the trans-Saharan
highway to Niger, central Algeria
Inyanga. mountain range, eastern
Inyanga. town, eastern Zimbabwe
highest elevation (2592m) in Zimbabwe
Iona, Parque Nacional do. national
park, southern Angola
Isangano. national park, northern Zambia
Isiro. city, northeastern Congo (Zaire). Formerly named Paulis
city at about the midpoint of the Suez Canal, Egypt
Issia. town, central Côte d'Ivoire
river, running southwest, tributary of Ogooué river, Gabon
Jaceyl. wadi, northeastern Somalia
Jacqueville. town, coastal Côte d'Ivoire
Jaghbub, El. oasis
and settlement, northeastern Libya
Jalingo. town, eastern Nigeria
Jalu. oil town, eastern Libya
Jarid, Chott el. large saline
lake, with water only after rains, central Tunisia
Jaru. town, southern
Jawf, El. town near the oasis of El Kufra, southeastern
Jebba. town, western Nigeria
Jenda. township, central
Jendouba or Jundubah. town, on the rail link to Algeria, north
Jerba, Île de (or Jarbah). island in the Gulf of Gabes,
known as 'Land of Lotus Eaters', Tunisia
Jilib. township, southern
Jimeta. city, eastern Nigeria
Jinja. city, founded
1901 as a British administration centre, southern Uganda
Jizah, Al or
Giza. city, site of the Pyramids of Cheops, Khufre, Menkaure, northern Egypt
Joal Fadiot. town, western Senegal
Johannesburg. city, chief
industrial and financial centre, founded 1886 after gold discovered. NE South
Jonglei. proposed canal to bypass the As Sudd, southern Sudan
Joowhar. township, southern Somalia
Jos. capital city of Plateau
State, central Nigeria
Jos. plateau, average elevation 1280m, central
Juba. city and river port on the Nile, southern Sudan
river, southern Somalia
Ka. river, tributary of Sokoto
River, northwestern Nigeria
Kaba. river, flows southeast from northern
Sierra Leone into North Atlantic
Kabala. city, eastern Sierra Leone
Kabalo. town, eastern Congo (Zaire)
Kabi. river, tributary of
the Victoria Nile, southwestern Uganda.
Kabompo. river, tributary of
Zambezi, western Zambia
Kabwe. city, mining centre, central Zambia.
Formerly named Broken Hill
Kade. city, south Ghana
city, central Zimbabwe. Formerly named Gatooma
Kadougou. town, southeastern
Kaduna. city, northwestern Nigeria
rises in the Jos Plateau, tributary of Niger river, northwestern Nigeria
town, western Senegal
Kafue. national park, southwestern Zambia
Kafue. river, tributary of Zambezi, central Zambia
on the northern bank of Kafue River, southern Zambia
forms part border between Uganda and Tanzania/Rwanda
eastern Sierra Leone
Kainji. lake/reservoir, created in 1968 by the
building of the Kainji dam, eastern Nigeria
Kairouan or Qayrawan, El.
city, rail junction and agricultural centre, northeastern Tunisia
town, northwestern Liberia
Kakpin. town, northeastern Côte d'Ivoire
Kakum. national park, southern Ghana
Kalabo. town, southwestern
Kalagi. town, western Gambia
Kalahari. desert, occupies
most of Botswana and a third of Namibia
Kalemie. town, eastern Congo
Kalima. town, eastern Congo (Zaire)
Kamakwie. town, northern Sierra Leone
town, eastern Sierra Leone
Kambia. town, north western Sierra Leone
Kamina. city, southern Congo (Zaire)
city of Uganda
town, eastern Congo (Zaire)
Kamsar. town, western Guinea
city, central Congo (Zaire). Formerly named Lulubourgh
southern Sierra Leone
Kangen. river, tributary of White Nile, southern
Kango. town by the Estuaire du Gabon, western Gabon
town, central Kenya
Kankan. city, eastern Guinea
Kanona. town, eastern Zambia
town, eastern Burkina Faso
Kanye. town, southeastern Botswana.
Kaolack. city, western Senegal
Kaoma. township on the Zambezi
River, southwestern Zambia
Kapiri Mposhe. town, a an important junction
of the Tan-Zam railway, central Zambia
Kaporo. township, northern
Karasburg. border township, southeastern Namibia
town, central Namibia.
Karonga. town on the shores of Lake Malawi,
northern Malawi. Founded 1883
Karun. lake in the Fayum Depression,
north central Egypt
Kasaba Bay. town on the south bank of Lake Tanganyika,
Kasai. river, large tributary of the Congo river,
called Cassai in Angola, Congo (Zaire)
Kasama. agricultural town, northern
Kasane. township, in the Caprivi Strip, northeastern Namibia
Kasanga. national park, northern Zambia
Kasongo. town, eastern
Kassala. city, founded in 1834 as an Egyptian garrison,
Kasserine or Qasrayn, El. city, rail junction and agricultural
centre, western Tunisia
Kasungu. national park, established in 1970,
Kasungu. township, central Malawi
township, in Caprivi Strip, northeastern Namibia. Also southwestern Zambia
Katondwe. town, eastern Zambia
Katonga. river, empties into
Lake Victoria, southwestern Uganda.
Katsina. city, northwestern Nigeria
Katsina-Ala. town, southeastern Nigeria
Kaya. town, central Burkina Faso
town, coastal Senegal
Kayes. city, on the Sénégal River, area of
subsistance farming, especially groundnuts, western Mali
Kazuma Pan. national
park, western Zimbabwe
Kebémar. town, western Senegal
town, southern Namibia.
Kélibia or Qulaybiyah. fishing port, coastal
Kélo. township, southwestern Chad
mountain, highest elevation (5199m) in Kenya. Second highest mountain in Africa.
Kenzou. border town, southeastern Cameroon
Keren. town near
Asmara, central Eritrea
Kerewan. town, western Gambia
city, western Kenya
Kérouané. town, south eastern Guinea
town, eastern coastal Ghana
Kgalagadi Transfrontier. shared national
park, South Africa and Botswana.
Khama ll. rhino sanctuary, east central
Kharga. oasis and town, central Egypt.
city, main industrial centre of Sudan.
Khartoum. largest urban
centre and capital city of Sudan.
Khoms, El. town, founded by the Turks, gained importance after 1870,
western coastal Libya.
Kibale Forest. national park, southwestern Uganda.
Kidal. Tuarag town, capital of the Kidal Region, northeastern Mali.
Kidira. town, an importantrail an road hub, eastern Senegal.
township, southern Mauritania. (Kiffa beads first documented here).
town and rail terminus on Lake Tanganyika, northeastern Tanzania.
game reserve, western Tanzania.
Kikwit. town, commercial centre
on the Kwilu river, eastern Congo (Zaire).
Kilimanjaro. mountain, highest
elevation (5892m) in Tanzania, and the African continent.
national park, northeastern Tanzania.
Kilimi. national park, northern
Kilindoni. main township on Mafia Island, coastal eastern
Kilwa Kivinje. town and trading centre, coastal eastern
Kimberley. city, diamond mining centre , central South Africa.
Kinda. city, western Guinea.
Kindu. city, capital of the Maniema
département, eastern Congo (Zaire).
city of Congo (Zaire).
Formerly named Leopoldville.
Kintampo. town, reknowned archelogical
site dating from 1400BC, central Ghana.
town and port, coastal Cameroon.
Kisangani. city, central Congo (Zaire).
Formerly named Stanleyville.
Kismayo. town, founded in 1872 by the
Sultan of Zanzibar, southern Somalia.
Kissidougou. town, southeastern
Kisumu. third largest city, with rail and port on Lake Victoria,
Kita. town, western Mali.
Kitwe. city, second largest, founded as a copper
mining centre in 1936, north central Zambia.
Kle. town, northwestern
Knome. island on Lake Victoria, southeastern Uganda
town, western Sudan. formerly Fashoda, venue of the French-English standoff 1898
Koforidua. city, centre for ag products. Founded as a refugee centre in
1875, south Ghana
Kogo, township, southern Equatorial Guinea
river, empties into North Atlantic, northwestern Guinea
eastern Sierra Leone
Kolda. town, southern Senegal
river, forms part of the border between western Guinea and Sierra Leone,
Kolwesi. city, southern Congo (Zaire)
Koma. river, tributary
of seasonal Komadugu Yobe river, northeastern Nigeria
tributary of seasonal Komadugu Yobe river, northeastern Nigeria
town, central Burkina Faso
Kong. township, northeastern Côte d'Ivoire
Kongoussi. town, central Burkina Faso
Konkouré. river, empties
into North Atlantic, western Guinea
Konongo. town, central Ghana
Kontagora. town, western Nigeria
Korhogo. city, cotton and agriculture
centre, northern Côte d'Ivoire
Koro Toro. township, central Chad
Koro. town, central Mali, near Burkina Faso border
National de. national park, southwestern Cameroon
Kossou, Lac de. reservoir
and lake, central Côte d'Ivoire
Kotto. river, running south, tributary
of Ubangi, Central African Republic
Koubia. town, northern Guinea
Koudougou. town, central Burkina Faso
Kouilou. river, empties
into South Atlantic Ocean, south of Pointe-Noire, Congo
town, southwestern Mali
Koumbi Salah. place of interest, southern Mauritania
Koundara. town, trading centre for cattle and agricultual products, northern
Koupéla. town, central Burkina Faso
north eastern Guinea
Kousseri. northernmost town in Cameroon
town, southwestern Mali
Kouto. township, northwestern Côte d'Ivoire
Kpandu. town, eastern Ghana
Kpong. town, southeastern Ghana
Krohnwodoke. town, southern Liberia
Krokodil. river, major tributary
of Limpopo, forms part of the border South Africa and Botswana
national park, southwestern Ghana
Kroonstad. town, central South Africa
Kruger. national park, largest in South Africa
Kufra, El. oasis
and settlement, southeastern Libya
Kuiseb. intermittent river in western
Namibia, runs west, ending in the sands of the Namib Desert
town for the Bié Plateau, central Angola. Formerly Silva Porto
river, tributary of White Volta, northern Ghana
Kumasi. city, and
seat of the Ashanti kings, former capital of the Ashanti confederacy, central
Kumba. town, western Cameroon
Kumi. town, on road
and rail link from Mbale north, eastern Uganda
Kunde-Lungu, Parc National
de la. national park, southern Congo (Zaire)
Kunene or Cunene. river,
empties into Atlantic, forms part border with Namibia, Angola
riverine port town, collection point for groundnuts (peanuts) for export, eastern
Kut, Al. city and agricultural trading centre on the Tigris
river, southern Iraq
Kutse. wildlife reserve, south central Botswana.
Kuvango. town, southern Angola.
Kwa. river, large tributary
of the Congo river, Congo (Zaire)
Kwango. river, tributary of the Kwa
River, eastern Congo (Zaire)
Kwekwe. city, steel and chrome, central
Zimbabwe. Formerly Que Que
Kwiambana. wildlife reserve, northwestern
Kwilu. river, tributary of the Kwa River, Congo (Zaire)
Kye Ossi. border town, southern Cameroon
Kye. river, defacto
border between northeastern Equatorial Guinea and Gabon
lake, central Uganda. Formed by the Victoria Nile in its middle course.
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