Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt
North Africa reflects the influence of many invaders, both European
and Arab, giving the region Islamic
flavor and a common Arabic language.
Morocco and Tunisia exploit their culture and landscape for tourism,
while Libya and Algeria aid their development through the use of
oil and gas, despite political unrest. Egypt, with its Nile-watered
agricultural land and industrial base, is the most populous nation.
The Atlas Mountains run from Morocco to Tunisia more than 1,200
miles (1,931 km).