12 Facts About North African


North African Africa includes the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and plazas de soberania and can be considered to include other Spanish, Portuguese and Italian regions such as Canary Islands, Madeira, Lampedusa and Lampione.

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Sahel or "African Transition Zone" has been affected by many formative epochs in North African history ranging from the Ancient Roman colonization, the subsequent Arab expansion, to the Ottoman occupation.

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The Islamic influence in the area is significant, and North African Africa is a major part of the Muslim world.

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North African Africa has three main geographic features: the Sahara desert in the south, the Atlas Mountains in the west, and the Nile River and delta in the east.

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North African'sltered valleys in the Atlas Mountains, the Nile Valley and Delta, and the Mediterranean coast are the main sources of fertile farming land.

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Inhabitants of North African Africa are roughly divided in a manner corresponding to the principal geographic regions of North African Africa: the Maghreb, the Nile valley, and the Sahel.

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The largest ethnic groups in North African Africa are Arabs, Berbers are considered the second largest ethnicity in north Africa in the west and the Arabs are a majority in the east approaching the Middle East.

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Diverse peoples of North African Africa are usually categorized along ethno-linguistic lines.

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The Phoenicians colonized much of North African Africa including Carthage and parts of present-day Morocco .

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North African's ingeniously devised a method to extend the cowhide to a high proportion, thus gaining a large territory.

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The loss of North African Africa is considered a pinnacle point in the fall of the Western Roman Empire as Africa had previously been an important grain province that maintained Roman prosperity despite the barbarian incursions, and the wealth required to create new armies.

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The issue of regaining North African Africa became paramount to the Western Empire, but was frustrated by Vandal victories.

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