Africa is the second largest of the earth’s seven continents and makes up approximately 22% of the earth’s total land area.
The African continent has the second largest population in the world, at about one billion people. Due to rapid population growth in the continent over the last 40 years, its general population is relatively young. In many African states, more than half of the population is under the age of 25.
The primary region of Africa is often called sub-Saharan Africa and excludes the mostly Islamic countries of North Africa: Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. Sub-Saharan Africa includes 42 nations on mainland Africa and the six island nations.
Arabic (in various dialects) is the most common language spoken in Africa with about 170 million speakers, primarily residing in North Africa. In the continent as a whole, there are over 2,000 recognized languages spoken.
The gorilla, which can be found in the continents jungles, is the worlds largest primate.
Samuel Eto’o is the highest paid Footballer of all time, he received about £350,000 weekly in Russia in 2011.
Al-Ahly of Egypt is the richest club in Africa.
President Robert Mugabe is Africa’s oldest Head of State and the world’s second oldest Head of State. He was born in 1924.
Nigeria has the most monarchs in the world.
King Sobhuza ll of Swaziland took the longest time in reigning Swaziland, 62 years as he was crowned in 1921 and died in August 1982 at the age of 83 years. He married 70 wives, who gave him 210 children between 1920 and 1970.