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African Platei
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African PlateTectonic Plate

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PlacePopulation
Lagos9,000,000 (2017)
Kinshasa7,785,965 (2016)
Cairo7,734,614 (2015)
Alexandria3,811,516 (2017)
Abidjan3,677,115 (2016)
Kano3,626,068 (2016)


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1812 valid minerals. 379 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 7 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 5 erroneous literature entries.

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