Africa facts

Africa facts

Africa Facts

Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined.

Africa facts

Europe and Africa are only separated by 14.3 km (8.9 mi) of ocean and there are talks of creating the longest bridge ever.

Africa facts

Africa is home to the world’s largest living land animal, the African elephant, and the tallest, the Giraffe.

Africa facts

The San people of Southern Africa today use the same set of tools that were found in a Cave, dating to 44,000 years ago.

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41% of children in Africa aged 5 to 14 are involved in child labour.

Africa facts

People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 KM) to collect water.

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Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnaped and sold into slavery in the Americas.

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Facebook has 100 million active users in Africa.

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96 elephants are killed every day in Africa.

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The deadliest animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.

Africa facts

Married women among the Dogon people of West Africa would publicly pursue extramarital relationships with encouragement from their mothers.

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South Africa is called the “Rainbow Nation” because it has 11 official languages.

Africa facts

There’s a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.

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South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers.

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Graca Machel is the only woman to have been first lady of two separate countries: Mozambique and South Africa.

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In 1998, all 11 members of a soccer team in Africa were killed by lightning while leaving the other team unhurt.

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Nearly half the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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Contrary to popular belief, there are no wild tigers in Africa. Only in Asia.

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Over a million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.

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There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France.

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Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country of Ivory Coast that brought a five-year civil war to an end.

Africa facts

Most of the world’s fastest runners come from a single tribe in Kenya, Africa, called the “Kalenjins.”

Africa facts

Tanzania, Africa, has one of the world’s highest rates of Albinism. Albinos are often hunted by witch doctors to make potions.

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Lesotho, in Africa, is the only country on Earth to lie completely above 1000 meters in elevation.

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Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s official title was “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.”

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The country of Liberia, in Africa, was established by U.S. citizens as a colony for former African-American slaves and their free black descendants.

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In 2010, the country of Ghana, in Africa, banned the sale of secondhand underwear.

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1 in 4 adults in Swaziland, Africa, are infected with HIV.

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The first president of Zimbabwe, Africa, was President Banana.

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There are 16 countries in Africa with higher vaccination rates than the U.S.

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The women of the Mursi tribe in Africa wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter.

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38% of Christianity is projected to live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050.

Africa facts

The hand print of Nelson Mandela resembles the African continent.

Africa facts

Spain has two major exclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, in mainland Africa.

Africa facts

Hallucinatory ‘voices’ seem to be shaped by local culture. In the U.S., the voices are harsh and threatening while those heard by schizophrenics in Africa and India tend to be more benign and playful.

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The African nation of Mozambique has an AK-47 assault rifle on its flag.

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Almost a third of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa.

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Giraffe are already extinct in at least seven countries in Africa.

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In 1986, a volcanic lake in Cameroon, Africa burped a C02 gas cloud that killed 1,746 people in minutes.

Africa facts

Africa is the only continent that is in all four hemispheres and the only to have land on the prime meridian and the equator.

Africa facts

In 1972, a pocket of uranium in Africa was found to have undergone self-sustaining nuclear fission for hundreds of thousands of years, making it the only known naturally formed nuclear reactor.

Africa facts

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