Africa

Overview

  • Population: 1,275,920,972 
  • Land Area: 11.7 million square miles 
  • Largest Country (by land area): Algeria 
  • Smallest Country (by land area): Seychelles 
  • Largest Country (by population): Nigeria 
  • Major Biomes: Tropical, Savanna, Desert 
  • Longest River: Murray River 
  • Highest Mountain: Mount Kosciuszko or Puncak Jaya 
  • Largest Lake: Lake Eyre 
  • Largest Desert: Great Victoria Desert 
  • Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin), Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), and Vietnamese. 
  • Native Languages: Indonesian, Filipino, Polynesian languages 
  • Inventions or DiscoveriesMathematics 

Fun facts 

  • Africa is the world’s second largest continent in the world 
  • World’s hottest and Driest continent 
  • Humans started in Africa  
  • World’s longest river is located in Africa 
  • Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and a majority of Europe combined 
  • Second most populated continent 
  • Has the most metal reserves 

 

Countries of Africa:
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cabo Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)
  • Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • United Republic of Tanzania Mainland
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe