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African Landmass

Africa is the second-largest continent on the planet with a territory of over 30 million square kilometers. Its largest states include: Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Libya, all roughly two million square kilometers, each. Topography of Africa is very diverse and includes vast deserts, savannas, coastal plains, woodland, rainforest and high mountains. Africa's lowest point is Lake Assal in Djibouti at 157 meters below the sea level. Its highest is the dormant stratovolcano Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, reaching the elevation of 5 895 meters. The continent is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

African Population

The current population in Africa is estimated at about one and a quarter billion. Dubbed the Cradle of Humankind, Africa is the continent with the greatest ethnic and genetic diversity. Its 54 countries are inhabited by numerous ethnic groups, speaking distinct languages and maintaining unique cultural traditions. Nigeria, the most populous African state with 225 million people, has over 500 classified languages, alone. Other populous and diverse states in Africa include: Ethiopia, Egypt and Democratic Republic of the Congo, all with populations well over 100 million. The median age in Africa is just 19 years. With a very high fertility rate across the continent, its population is expected to exceed four billion before the end of the century.

African Flora and Fauna

Diverse territory of Africa offers habitat for a variety of plant and animal life. Lush rainforest of the Congo is especially rich with over 15 thousand plant species, 500 species of mammals, 1,000 species of birds and some 400 species of fish. Many of these species are endemic and some are endangered. This rich biodiversity is under threat from poachers, invasive species and urbanization, and is protected by strict laws and numerous national parks and nature reserves. The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is perhaps the most famous, preserving a large population of lions, wildebeests and zebras. The Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to scores of hippos and primates such as mountain gorilla and common chimpanzee. The Chobe National Park in Botswana has the largest elephant population and The Kruger National Park in South Africa is proud of its large rhino population.

Invitation to Africa

We hope you will enjoy our quiz on Africa, further your interest in this diverse continent and maybe even embark on a trip for an in-person experience. Despite political instability in some regions, Africa is open to tourism and organized trips are generally considered safe. The continent receives over five million visitors each year and this number is expected to continue grow in the coming decades.

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Did you know?

Africa is splitting into two continents.

East Africa shows a deep rupture running for more than six thousand kilometers from the Gulf of Aden to Mozambique. It was named the East African Rift System and is thought to be a result of tectonic activity deep beneath Earth's surface. Geologists expect that within the next five million years the African Plate will split into two and the resulting smaller Somali Plate will separate to form a new continent. The process is slow as the fault widens by about seven millimeters per year. But deep cracks suddenly occurring in Ethiopia and Kenya in recent years are already a great cause of concerns for nations of East Africa.

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