Africa is greatly considered by researchers to be the place for beginning of every one of mankind. The continent is vast - abundant in diverse personalizeds and culture, customs, history, climates and also topography.

 

Right here is a listing of ten fascinating facts regarding the continent of Africa.

 

1. The largest falls on the planet is the Victoria Falls. It has the largest curtain of dropping water although it is not the highest nor the best.

 

2. Africa is home to the largest warm desert worldwide. The Sahara desert stretches over most of north Africa from Egypt as well as Sudan in the east to Mauritania and also the Atlantic Sea in the west. It is 9.4 million sq kilometers (3.6 million sq miles).

 

3. There are about 2000 different languages talked in Africa, consisting of some originating from Europe as well as Asia.

 

4. Africa is the second largest continent worldwide. The overall location that the continent covers is 30.22 million sq kilometers.

 

5. The continent of Africa covers 5 time zones.

 

UTC-01 - Cape Verde

 

UTC +00 - Western European Time|Greenwich Mean Time

 

UTC +01 - Western Sahara Time|Central European Time|West Africa Time

 

UTC +02 - South Africa Time|Central Africa Time|Eastern European Time

 

UTC +03 - East Africa Time

 

UTC +04 - Mauritius Time|Reunion Time|Seychelles Time

 

6. Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean, is the largest island in Africa as well as the fourth biggest island in the world. Africa has islands in the Atlantic Sea, Indian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

 

7. Africa is one of the most multilingual continent worldwide. A lot of people in Africa talk different African languages, some including European and Eastern languages.

 

8. Ice hockey is played in South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire as well as Kenya. The initial African Nations Mug was held in 2009 in South Africa with three getting involved countries - South Africa, Morocco and also Algeria.

 

9. The lengthiest river in the world is the Nile. It is 6853 kilometers (4258 miles) long. As a result of blocking of the river by a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, the Nile lost some headwaters as well as or else would certainly be 1400 kilometers (800 miles) longer than it is today.

 

10. Africa has actually 54 sovereign recognised states. The newest of these independent nations is South Sudan.

 

There is a lot even more to learn about Africa, which is home to deserts, meadows, thick tropical forests, steppe environments, humid subtropical and also Mediterranean environments. The continent is surrounded by the Indian as well as Atlantic Oceans in the eastern as well as west, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. Priceless minerals as well as metals located in Africa consist of gold, copper, iron as well as steel, platinum, uranium, diamonds as well as other precious stones.

 

You will find this website an important resource for up to date information. From background and also society of Africa to lodging and tasks in Victoria Falls, and whatever in between.

 

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