Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. It is on the north of the Mediterranean sea and west and east of the Atlantic and Indian oceans respectively. It covers about 30 million km² of Earth’s total area and consists of 54 countries, with Algeria being the largest country and Ethiopia being the oldest country in Africa.
The continent has a population of 1.3 billion people, with the most populous country being Nigeria. Nigeria has a population of 206 million people. There are more than 2000 languages spoken in Africa, and the main religions are Christianity and Islam.
Here is a short YouTube video on Africa, showing all the countries and their capitals.
3 new interesting facts I learned
- The ancient name of Africa was Alkebulan (mother of mankind or garden of Eden)
- The name Africa may have come from the Latin word Afri.
- The largest statue in Africa is in Dakar, Senegal.
I will end with a quote from L. Douglas Wilder. He states
“Africa is not a country, but it is a continent like none other. It has that which is elegantly vast or awfully little.“