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
into Africa.

*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


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