Africa

The African continent is bigger than USA, China, India, Mexico and a large part of  Europe combined! Here are some interesting facts that lots of people do not know;

  1. A third of the worlds languages are spoken only in Africa.
  2. There are more french speakers in Africa than there are in France.
  3. There are no wild Tigers in Africa. (These can only be found in Asia)
  4. Almost half of the Gold ever mined came from Witwatersrand in South Africa.
  5. The only woman to have been First lady in two separate countries is Graca Machel. (Mozambique and South Africa)
  6. 96 Elephants are killed everyday in Africa.
  7. The deadliest animal in Africa is the Hipopotamus.
  8. There are over 100 million active Facebook users in Africa.
  9. The worlds largest living mamal and the worlds tallest mamal can be found in Africa. (The African Elephant and Giraffe)
  10. South Africa has 11 official languages, earning itself the name Rainbow nation as a result.
  11. Africa is separated from Europe only by 14.3km of ocean.
  12. Between 1530 and 1780, about 1 million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa.
  13. A single tribe in Kenya called Kalenjins has produced most of the worlds fastest runners.
  14. Giraffe are already extinct in at least 7 countries in Africa.
  15. Liberia was established by US citizens as a colony for former slaves and their free descendants.
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