Africa was connected to South America millions of years ago
before the tectonic plates moved away from each other.
*Africa is currently moving slowly in a northeast direction.
*The Romans termed the continent “Africa Terra”, which evolved
*Africa is the place where humans first existed.
*Africa is the second biggest continent on Earth.
*Africa is the second most populous content, home to roughly 12 percent of all humans or 840 million people.
*Cairo is the largest city with over nine million inhabitants.
*The longest river is the Nile with a length exceeding 4,150 miles.
*Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and feeds the Nile.
*Africa has eight percent of the world’s oil reserves.
*Africa produces nearly 50 percent of the gold in the world.
*Africa produces 50 percent of the diamonds in the world.
* The Sahara Desert is the largest in the world.
*The Sahara is more than 3.5 million square miles in size
* Fossil remains show humans existed in Africa over 4 million
years ago and perhaps as long as 7 million years.
*The first recorded dominant civilization in Africa was the Egyptians in 3,300 B.C.
*Africa is currently considered the poorest continent on Earth