Which island is closest to South Africa?
Prince Edward Island, one of the two Prince Edward Islands (the other being Marion Island) in the southern Indian Ocean. The subantarctic island lies about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) southeast of Cape Town and 12 miles (19 km) north-northeast of Marion Island and covers an area of 18 square miles (47 square km).
What islands are off the west coast of Africa?
Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten islands and five islets located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean approximately 500 km from the coast of Senegal, West Africa (16° 00′ N, 24° 00′ W). These islands occur in two groups – the Barlayento, or windward islands in the north, and Sotavento, or leeward islands in the south.
What are the four subregions of Africa?
The 39 Sub-Saharan African countries can be divided into four subregions: Central Africa (4 countries), East Africa (10 countries), Southern Africa (9 countries), and Western Africa (16 countries).