Fun Facts About Africa – I like to travel and share experiences with anyone. Hopefully what I share here can cause you to like and be happy. This is a few interesting facts about Africa, hopefully can add our knowledge about the continents in the southern hemisphere.
33 Interesting Facts About Africa
Africa is a continent that stretches south of the equator, on the African continent there are 54 countries
Timbuktu, Mali, located in Africa, is one of the oldest universities in the world besides al-Azhar, Egypt. In the 13th century AD, Timbuktu was home to the three oldest universities, and more than 12,000 students studied at the Timbuktu university in the past 12th century.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 145 million.
Algeria is the largest country in Africa by area size.
Lake Viktoria is the largest lake in Africa and is included in the second largest freshwater lake in the world.
The northernmost point of the African continent is Ras ben Sakka in Tunisa. While the southernmost area on the African continent is Cape Agulhas.
Mount Kilimanjoro in Tanzania is the highest mountain on the African continent. The summit of Kilimanjoro Mountain is 19,340 above sea level (5,895 m).
Equatorial Guinea is a very rich country in Africa. The country’s PDP per capita is $ 30,200. While the second richest country in Africa is Botswana with a per capita income of $ 15,800. While the poorest country in Africa is Zimbabwe with a PDP of $ 200 per year.
Chad is the second fastest growing economy in the world.
Unfortunately, the 10 poorest countries in the world are all in Africa.
Mogadishu, Somalia is the fourth most dangerous city in the world. While the city of Johannesburg, South Africa is the tenth most dangerous country in the world. As a comparison for us to easily understand is Washington, DC, this is the world’s number 5 dangerous city.
Libreville, Gabon is the fifth most expensive city in the world, while Tokyo is the first most expensive city in the world as we have seen in the interesting fact post about Japan.
Facts about Africa, the Nile is a river on the African continent and is the longest river in the world. Its length reaches 6.670 km. This river passes through several countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and Egypt.
Another Uniqueness in Africa
Africa is the driest place in the world, including Al ‘Kufrah, Aswan, Libya and Luxor in Egypt. Other dry ones are Wadi Halfa in Sudan, Pelican Point in Namibia and Aoelef in Algeria.
The hottest place in the world is Al’Aziziyah in Libya.
The most dangerous roads in the world are Eritrea, Egypt, Libya. Each of them is at numbers 1,2, and 3. Those are the three most dangerous roads in the world.
South Africa is the country with the highest number of Aids / HIV sufferers (5.3 million) in the world. While Canada accommodates 56,000 HIV sufferers and 200 croatia.
Facts about Africa next is the place for the country of Angola, the country with the highest infant mortality rate in the world. In 1000 births, there were about 192.5 deaths.
Another topic about Africa is that it is home to the countries with the most birth rates. Niger, Mali and Uganda are the countries with the highest birth rates, each at 1.2, and 3.
More Facts About Africa Continent
If you want to swim with the biggest pau, you can come to the Gulf of Tadjourah in Djibouti in November to January.
Shipwreck Point in Liberia is the place of the world’s peselncar. There the sea waves reach 10 minutes between March and November.
South Africa is home to world diamonds. About 1/2 of the world’s diamonds are from there. The biggest gem-quality diamond ever obtained is the 3106.75 carat Cullinan Diamond. Found in the Premier mine near Pretoria in 1905.
Three of the world’s largest gold producers operate in Africa, these are Harmony Gold, Gold Fields, and Anglogold Ashanti.
As many as 18 Africans were awarded the Nobel Prize, they came from Algeria, Ghana, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.
Nearly 100 species of moss are found in Madagascar.
Interesting facts about Africa, African elephants are the largest land animal in the world that has ever lived. The weight of an African elephant can reach 6 to 7 tons. They drink 160 liters of water every day.
The biggest frog in the world comes from the cameroon, the frog’s length can be 1 foot.
Four of the 5 fastest animals in the world are in Africa, including cheetahs, which can run at 60 mph.
Africa with the Facts
The Sahara Desert continues to expand southward with an expansion of between 1/2 mile a month.
The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the second largest canyon in the world.
Lake Malawi is the place of the most fish species in the world. More than 500 species of fish are there.
Africa is home to 2300 bird species
Three thousand children per day die from malaria.
Those are some interesting facts about Africa, hopefully increase our knowledge. Also see interesting facts about Indonesia.