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Africa is in Delaware County, in the Columbus metro area.
According to tradition, the community was named after a proponent of slavery derisively called it "Africa" for the many freed slaves who lived here.
The latitude of Africa is 40.182N. The longitude is -82.957W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
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Delaware County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Africa political report.
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