Top Ten Interesting Facts About Africa That You Didn’t Know.

  1. Africa is the second largest continent on earth, approximately 11.7 million square miles.
  2. Africa straddles the equator and is the only continent to extend from the northern temperate zone to the southern temperate zone.
  3. Africa is the hottest continent on earth.
  4. Sudan is Africa’s largest country (968,000 square miles).
  5. Africa covers 6 percent of the earth’s total surface and 20.4 percent of the total land area.
  6. Cairo is the continents largest city.
  7. Long before humans were around (the early Mesozoic Era) Africa was joined to the other continents in a massive continent called Pangaea. Over millions of years this huge continent broke apart shaping the world landscape as we know it today.
  8. Africa harbors the world’s largest land animal which is the African elephant.
  9. The worlds tallest animal, the giraffe, lives in Africa.
  10. The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah, lives in Africa