April 18, 2017

Top 10 Facts About Africa

By BUDDY In Africa, FACTS, TRAVEL, World

we will tell you about the amazing facts about Africa continent.

1.The continent has the largest reserves of precious metals with over 40% of the gold reserves, over 60% of the cobalt, and 90% of the platinum reserves.It has approximately 30% of the earth’s remaining mineral resources.

 

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2.The Nile River is the longest river in the world with a total length of 6,650 kilometers is most amazing facts about Africa.

 

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3.It is home to the world’s largest living land animal, the African elephant, which can weigh up to 7 tons.Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall, females can reach 14 feet (4.3 meters) tall and their babies, called calves, are born six feet (1.8 meters) tall. Calves can grow up to an inch a day.It is most amazing facts about Africa continent animals.

 

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4.Worldwide it is estimated there are just below 10,000 different species of bird. (estimates vary) with an estimated 2,500 species being endemic or migratory to Africa.

 

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5.Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the ninth-largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including about 1000 species of cichlids.

 

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6.Megafauna (Ancient Greek mégalo “large” + New Latin fauna “animal”) are large or giant animals.It is also commonly used for the largest extant wild land animals, especially elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, and large bovines.

 

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7.Africa has the most extensive biomass burning in the world, yet only emits about 4% of the world’s total carbon dioxide emissions.Biomass is organic matter derived from living, or recently living organisms. Biomass can be used as a source of energy and it most often refers to plants or plant-based materials that are not used for food or feed, and are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass.

 

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8.Over 25% all languages are spoken only in Africa with over 2,000 recognized languages spoken on the continent.Arabic is spoken by 170 million people on the continent, followed in popularity by English (130 million), Swahili (100), French (115), Berber (50), Hausa (50), Portuguese (20) and Spanish (10).

 

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9..It is the world’s hottest continent with deserts and drylands covering 60% of the land surface area (e.g. Kalahari, Sahara and Namib).It has the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.

 

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10.In 2007 Nelson Mandela presented his famous lithography series titled: ‘My Robben Island’. In lithograph  Mandela’s right palm shows a clear silhouette of the African continent. This is how Nelson Mandela resembles the africa continent.

 

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Read other continent facts Asia, North-America, South-America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia.

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