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Twenty-five random facts about Africa

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Africa is a unique continent filled with history and culture. Come explore 25 random facts about African wildlife, traditions and people.



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Twenty-five random facts about Africa


Africa has 54 countries, South Sudan is the newest and Liberia is the oldest republic.

Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.

Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent.

Africa is the second largest covering 20.5% of the earth’s total land area.

African continent is the world’s oldest populated area.

Africa's Kalahari Desert is enormous; it stretches across seven African countries of Angola, Botswana a Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.

Almost half of the gold ever mined on Earth has come from a single place, Witwatersrand South Africa.

At hand are three dominant theories on how Africa received her name. “Afri”, the name of peoples in North Africa located near Carthage under Roman rule in modern Tunisia in the third century B.C., second is from the Greek word “Aphrike” meaning without cold and lastly in Latin, “Aprica” means sunny or always hot derived from the Egyptian sun God Ra.

By 2025, there will be 30 million people younger than 24 years old living in Africa.

China is Africa’s top trade partner with Sino-African trade volumes now nearing $200 billion per year. Angola alone has a population of over 350,000 Chinese residents.

Dragon’s Breath Cave is the largest underground lake in the world and is located in the Southern African country of Namibia.

Ethiopia is the only African country with its own alphabet. It is also the world’s oldest living alphabets the Ethiopic.

Four of the five fastest land animals reside in Africa: the cheetah, the wildebeest, the lion, and the Thomson’s gazelle. All of these animals can run at speeds above 50 miles per hour, with the cheetah reaching a top speed of about 70 miles per hour.

Goliath frog is the world’s biggest frog and is found in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon; it can grow up to be a foot long and weigh up to 8 pounds.

Graca Machel is the only women to have ever been first lady of two different countries, Mozambique and South Africa.

Kenya has one of the most culturally diverse populations in Africa.

Lemurs are found only on the African island of Madagascar and nearby islands.

Mexico, China, Eastern and Western Europe, India, The USA and Japan can all fit into Africa's total land area very comfortably.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent. It towers over 19,300 feet, which is so tall that glaciers can be found at its summit even though the mountain is near the equator.

Sudan has more than 200 pyramids, double the number found in Egypt.

The “The” officially belongs in front of Gambia since 1964. The Permanent Committee on Geographical Names says, "A letter dated May 1964 from the Gambian prime minister's office instructed that The Gambia should be used with a capital T. One of the reasons they gave was that Gambia could be confused with Zambia, which was a new name to the international community at the time."

The Lugazi Uganda Little League team is bringing baseball in Africa to the World stage by competing in the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series.

The most popular sports in Africa are football (soccer), rugby, cricket, and capoeira, long distance running and wrestling.

The ostrich is native to Africa and are the largest birds in the world. Ostriches live in portions of 25 African countries.

There are 54 countries and one disputed territory, Western Sahara in Africa.

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