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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

African Palindrome Locations

Nigeria has the most places on the African continent with seven locations whose names are palindromes. Madagascar holds the record for the longest location with a palindromic name, Anahanahana, Madagascar.



Palindromic African Location in Burkina Faso
Palindromic African Location in Burkina Faso
A palindrome is a name that can be spelled either from left to right or right to left identically. In other words, palindromes are words, which read the same backwards. Mom and Dad are two simple palindromes. Just in case you were wondering, palindrome is not a palindrome.


Palindromic African Locations



Angola
Iai


Burkina Faso
Ibi


Chad
Madaradam


Madagascar
Anahanahana


Mali
Lellel


Morocco
Akka


Niger
Tassessat


Nigeria
Aba
Abiriba
Apapa
Elleyelle
Ibi
Oyo
Uburubu


Senegal
Matam


Sierra Leone
Dibid


Somalia
Daba Qabad
Aluula


Sudan
Illibilli


Zimbabwe
Madoko Dam


Nigeria has the most places on the African continent with seven locations whose names are palindromes
Nigeria has the most places on the African continent
with seven locations whose names are palindromes


Did you know
IDI is the first name of a notorious Ugandan dictator whose first name is a palindrome.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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