Africa is the most interesting yet the diverse continent of extremes. It is home of extremely poor, extremely very young people,...
Africa is the most interesting yet the diverse continent of extremes. It is home of extremely poor, extremely very young people, exotic animals, extreme climates and a place of spectacular locations. Africa is well known for its stunning colorful clothing and breathtaking artworks. One of the most unknown yet interesting facts about Africa is that over half of the continent comprises of people who are under 25 years of age.
Africa is the continent where human beings first noted on Earth and thus it is the home of world’s first great civilization. Africa is the distinctive continent which is rich in diversity and wonderful tourist attractions. Here is the list if some strange yet lesser known facts about Africa.
Interesting Facts About People of Africa
Africa is a massive continent made up of 54 countries. It is a home to around a billion people who speak over 1500-1600 different languages. It would be surprising to note that 1 in every 4 of world’s language is spoken at this continent.
The main religion followed here is Islam followed by Christianity. Africa has the 2nd largest population in the world. It is reported that Africa’s population is around 15% of the total world’s population.
The oldest human body ever found was observed in Ethiopia, which was approximately about 200,000 years old.
According to the sources the continent’s population will reach to 2.3 billion by 2050.
Illiteracy rate in Africa is higher than other continents. Nearly 40% of African people are illiterate. Out of that 2-3rd’s are women while adult literacy rate are below 50% in Chad, Niger, The Gambia, Benin and other places.
The largest waterfall in Africa is Victoria Falls which is 355 feet high and one mile wide. The fall is situated at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world, and the largest island in Africa.
Nile which is the longest river (4132 miles) in the world is located in Africa. Nile River drains into the Mediterranean Sea from Africa’s Northeastern edge.
Africa also leads in the desert; the world’s largest desert i.e Sahara Desert is located in Africa. (It is almost equal in size of the U.S.)
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