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Are you ready to explore the amazing continent of Africa? Discover its rich history, diverse cultures, and stunning wildlife with these fun and fascinating facts!

Africa is the cradle of humankind, where our ancestors first emerged millions of years ago. It is also a continent with a rich and complex history, spanning from ancient kingdoms and empires to colonial conquests and struggles for independence. 

Today, Africa is home to over a billion people, who speak more than 2,000 languages and represent diverse cultures and traditions. Africa is also the second-largest continent in the world, covering about 20% of the Earth's land surface. 

It has a variety of natural features, such as deserts, rainforests, mountains, savannas, and rivers. These habitats support a wealth of wildlife, including some of the most iconic and endangered species on the planet. Africa is a continent of contrasts and surprises, where you can discover amazing facts and stories about its land, animals, and people.   

Experienced hunter hunting in the African forests.
Old African Hunter

Explore the fascinating continent of Africa with these intriguing and informative facts about its people, power, and planet.

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 percent 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.

The principal religions in Africa are Islam, followed by Christianity. 

Selling meat at market in Nigeria 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.

The Sahara is the largest desert in the world and is bigger than the continental USA. 

Mursi woman of Ethiopia are known for their traditional lip plates.

Interesting Facts About African Wildlife.

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

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

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

The Nile crocodile is the largest reptile in Africa.

Only male lions boast manes, the impressive fringe of long hair that encircles their heads. Males defend the pride's territory, including some 100 square miles of grasslands, scrub, or open woodlands.

Mother and son in Togo Africa
Mother and son in Togo Africa


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