Interesting Facts About Africa
Africa is a fascinating place; learn about the amazing continent of Africa with these ten interesting facts.
Africa is a Fascinating Place | 10 Interesting Facts
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
The wonderful continent of Africa.
Interesting Facts About Africa's Geography
§ 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.
§ The longest river in the world, the Nile at 4,132 miles is located in eleven countries in Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.
§ Mexico, China, Eastern and Western Europe, India, The USA and Japan can all fit into Africa's total land area very comfortably.
§ Africa has 54 countries, South Sudan is the newest and Liberia is the oldest republic.
§ Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent.
§ Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.
Interesting Facts About Africa's Population
§ By 2050, Africa is projected to be home to one in every four of the world's inhabitants, and almost 40 % of its children under 18 years.
§ Namibia in Southern Africa is one of the least densely populated African countries, 2.9 people per sq km or 2.9 people per 247 acres.
§ Rwanda and Nigeria are the top two most densely populated African countries.