Extreme points of Africa

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The extreme points of Africa are the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location on the continent.

Latitude and longitude[edit]

Geographic coordinates expressed in WGS 84.


Africa (mainland)
Westernmost Point (mainland) — Pointe des Almadies
Africa (centre)


The highest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro, 5,891.8 m (19,330 ft)[1] in Tanzania. The lowest point is Lake Asal, 153 m (502 ft) below sea level, in Djibouti.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ the Kilimanjaro 2008 Precise Height Measurement Expedition. "Precise Determination of the Orthometric Height of Mt. Kilimanjaro" (PDF). Retrieved May 16, 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)