15 Interesting Facts about Africa

Africa is the only black continent on earth and an interesting continent to visit. It is the world’s hottest continent with deserts and drylands covering about 60% of land surface area. There are so many interesting facts about Africa, but we are just focusing on the 15

Read on to find out the 15 interesting facts about Africa.

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1. The largest Country in Africa is Algeria

Algeria is the largest country in Africa at 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 square mile), in terms of population, it’s the 9th most populous country in Africa.

2. The World largest desert is in Africa

The Sahara with a surface area of 9 million square kilometers is the World’s largest non-polar desert, and It is located in Northern Africa.

3. The Longest River in the World is in Africa.

Africa is home to the longest River in the World which is River Nile. The Nile which measures about 6,670km in length runs through Egypt and flow through Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

4. Africa has eight of the 11 major biomes and the largest-remaining populations of lion, elephant, rhinoceros, cheetah, hyena, leopard and hundreds of other species

5. Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country

6. Angola has more Portuguese speakers than Portugal

7. Ethiopia is the only African country with its own alphabet, it’s called Ge’ez

8. Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second-largest freshwater lake in the world.

9. More than 50% of the world’s French-speaking population lives here on the continent

10. Africa is home to the world’s largest living land animal, the African elephant, which can weigh between 6 and 7 tons.

11. Apart from Ethiopia and Liberia, all other African Countries was colonized by ‘foreign power’ during the scramble for Africa.

12. Over 50% of Africans are under the age of 25.

13. Africa is the world’s second driest continent (after Australia)

14. Lake Malawi has more fish species than any other freshwater system on earth.

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

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