The Facts

  • 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.

Staff picks

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South African Explorer

 

Kuoni

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The Big Five

Cosmos