- Population: 1.216 billion (2016)
- Area: 30.37 million km²
- Africa is home to over 1 billion people who speak over 1,500 different languages
- World civilization began in Africa. The Pharaonic civilization of ancient Egypt is the oldest literate civilization. According to historical records, the Egyptian state dates back to about 3300 B.C.
- More people speak French in Africa than do those in France.