Africa is not a country

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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

  1. The ancient name of Africa was Alkebulan (mother of mankind or garden of Eden)
  2. The name Africa may have come from the Latin word Afri.
  3. 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.

4 thoughts on “Africa is not a country

  1. Hello Yeboah Linda, I found your learning project very fascinating and I also like how you added some interesting information and facts about Africa as well as adding in a video to your post. Keep up your amazing research and sharing of your post in learning about Africa. I felt like I learned a little bit more about Africa and I just wanted to say thank you for that.

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  2. Hey Yeboah,
    The title of this blog post was so clever. The moment that I saw your title, I was immediately intrigued and wanted to read about it. Your research is so in-depth and it shows your motivation for this project. Awesome work!

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  3. You have really dived into this learning project and it shows through your research! Thank you for sharing your learning so far! I look forward to following along and educating myself on the continent of Africa! Keep up your amazing work!

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