Quick Info Africa

Status: Worlds 2nd largest continent covering 30.3 million km squared
Population: 1.216 Billion (in 2016) – 16% of the worlds population
Countries within: 54 + 9 Territories + 2 de facto independent states with limited recognition.          Languages Spoken: Over 1000 (some experts estimate almost 2000!)
Religion: Major faiths are Islam and Christianity
Famous For:

  • The Longest River in the world (The Nile)
  • The Oldest Desert in the world (Sahara)
  • Victoria Falls – the largest waterfall in Africa and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest ‘free-standing’ mountain in the world
  • The African Elephant is the worlds largest land animal
  • The Giraffe is the Worlds tallest animal
  • The Cheetah is the Worlds fastest animal
  • Africa is home to the worlds biggest reptile – the Nile Crocodile; and
  • The Gorilla, found in Africa’s jungles, is the worlds largest Primate.

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