Facts About Africa
Africa is definitely on the itinerary of anyone who wants to embark on international travel. It is the place where the first humans evolved millions of years ago.
This vast continent is the second largest after Asia and has different types of topography ranging from plateaus to grasslands.
Here are some facts about Africa, which will help you understand this beautiful continent and will have you rushing to plan your trip.
Facts about Africa:
- It is the second largest continent and occupies around 20 percent of land area of the world.
- Africa has a vast coastline stretching across 18,950 miles.
- The famous 0 degree longitude passes through Africa in a city named Tema, which is close to Accra in Ghana.
- Africa is home to the longest river in world. The Nile runs for around 4,160 miles from the Mediterranean Sea in North East Africa until Lake Victoria, which is located in Southeast Africa.
- African countries like Algeria, Egypt, Libya and Nigeria are one of the major petroleum and natural gas producing countries of the world.
- If you are a diamond lover, then Africa is the continent for you. Botswana along with Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa produce around 50 percent diamonds of the world.
- The highest peak in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro located in Tanzania. The mountain is 19,317 feet above sea level.
- The equator cuts Africa into almost two equal halves.
- Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa.
- Sudan is the largest country in Africa.
- The two major deserts of Africa are Namib and Kalahari.
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