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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.

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Median age in Africa is 21 years old

Africa is old but young, the median age in Africa is 21 years old.

Young man fishing in Madagascar.
Madagascar's median age is 20.3, the 35th youngest country in the world

The average age of the world's population is 29.6 years with Niger being the youngest in the world at 14.8 years and Monaco on the French Riviera at 55.4 years old.

Niger average age is 14.8, the youngest African country and the youngest country in the world. The African islands of Seychelles is the oldest African country with an average age of 36.8.

Worlds top ten youngest countries Median Age
Niger 14.8
Uganda 15.7
Angola 15.9
Mali 16
Chad 16.1
Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.7
Malawi 16.8
Zambia 16.8
Mozambique 17
Benin 17

The African land is billions of years old but the population age is young, very young in fact averaging 21 years old with a high average life expectancy median age of 64.5 years. There are 226 countries in the world; Africa has 26 countries in the top 30 youngest countries in the world by population age.

List of African countries by median age.

Youngest Age Rank African County Average Age
1 Niger 14.8
2 Uganda 15.7
3 Angola 15.9
4 Mali 16
5 Chad 16.1
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.7
7 Malawi 16.8
8 Zambia 16.8
9 Mozambique 17
10 Benin 17
11 Burundi 17.7
12 Burkina Faso 17.8
13 Liberia 18
14 Guinea Bissau 18
16 Tanzania 18.2
17 Sudan 18.3
18 Somalia 18.5
19 Cameroon 18.5
20 South Sudan 18.6
21 Nigeria 18.6
22 Sierra Leone 19.1
23 Guinea 19.1
24 Sao Tome and Principe 19.3
25 Senegal 19.3
26 Republic of the Congo 19.5
29 Rwanda 19.7
31 Ethiopia 19.8
32 Togo 20
33 Kenya 20
34 Central African Republic 20
35 Madagascar 20.3
36 Eritrea 20.3
37 Equatorial Guinea 20.3
38 Cote d'Ivoire 20.3
39 Zimbabwe 20.5
41 Mauritania 21
42 Gabon 21
44 Ghana 21.4
45 Namibia 21.8
46 Gambia, The 21.8
54 Eswatini 23.7
62 Egypt 24.1
64 Lesotho 24.7
65 Djibouti 24.9
71 Botswana 25.7
72 Libya 25.8
77 Cabo Verde 26.8
86 South Africa 28
89 Algeria 28.9
91 Morocco 29.1
121 Tunisia 32.7
148 Mauritius 36.2
152 Seychelles 36.7
167 United States 38.5
225 Japan 48.6
226 Monaco 55.4

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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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