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These 15 New And Interesting Facts About Africa Will Make You Love The Continent The More.

Known as the cradle of humanity, the African continent is a vast territory rich in resources and history. Learn more about Africa by exploring 15 interesting facts about the continent.

1- All African countries were colonized by foreign powers during the ”  conquest of ‘ Africa ‘, with the exception of Ethiopia and Liberia.

2- Before colonial rule, Africa comprised up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages ​​and customs.

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3- The African continent is the oldest populated region in the world.
4- The Arabic language is spoken by 170 million people on the continent, followed in popularity by English (130 million), Swahili (100 million), French (115 million), Berber (50 million) Hausa (50 million), Portuguese (20 million) and Spanish (10 million).
5- More than 25%, languages ​​are spoken only in Africa, with more than 2,000 languages ​​known and spoken on the continent.
6- Africa accounts for about 30% of the remaining mineral resources on Earth.
7- Over 1,270 large dams have been built along the continent’s many rivers.
dam Chicamba
8- Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world.
9- Lake Malawi is the freshwater lake with the most fish species on earth.
10- Africa is home to the world’s largest land animal, the African elephant, which can weigh up to 7 tons.
African Elephant
11- Africa has more than 25% of bird species in the world .
bird in Africa
12- Africa accounts for more than 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent.
13- The Nile River is the longest river in the world with a total length of 6 650 km.
The Nile River
14- Africa has the largest biomass burning in the world, but only emits about 4% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
15- The continent has the largest reserves of precious metals with more than 40% of the gold reserves, more than 60% of the cobalt and 90% of the platinum reserves.
gold mine in Africa
-Nationalgeographic
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