– Vast continent with many contrasts
Culled from Africa Facts
Population: 1 billion, two and half times the number of people living in South America.
Land Area: 30,343,580 square kilometres (11,715,720 square miles) which is a fifth of the total land area of the Earth.
Highest Peak: Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania rises to 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) above sea level.
Largest Lake: Lake Victoria is 68,800 square kilometres (26,564 square miles) in area and is divided between three countries, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Longest River: The River Nile is 6,695 kilometres (4,160 miles). The longest river in the world!
Smallest Country (by land area): The Seychelles, a group of 115 islands located north east of Madagascar.
Biggest Country: Algeria, the tenth biggest country in the world – 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi)
Smallest Nation (of people): Gambia.
Languages: over 2,000 different languages.