North Africa comprises the seven countries:
We also include the autonomous part of Western Sahara called Sahrawi.
The term is used in the precise UN sense (not the wider geographical sense) as described at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Africa
Not included are:
- The Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Mellila on the Mediterranean coast but surrounded by Morocco
- The Spanish Canary Islands and Portuguese Madeira Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean northwest of the African mainland
See also Category:Northern Africa
Note that the new (2011) country of South Sudan is not in North Africa.