Do you know everything about Africa, the second largest continent in the world? Would you like to see culture in this land of the amazing pyramids and sphinxes? Your knowledge of facts about Africa is incomplete and your thirst for more? If so, continue reading. Let’s try to find out more about this adventurous and amazing country.
Covering an area of 30,330,000 square kilometres, Africa covers more than 20% of the world’s landmass. This is the ancient civilization of the world. The largest country is Sudan in the northeast. The smallest is the Seychelles, which covers about 450 square kilometres.
The highest mountain is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the lowest point is Lake Assal in Djibouti. The longest river in the world, the Nile, flows through Africa at a distance of 6,650 km. Lake Malawi is known to have the largest number of fish species in its waters.
The oldest desert in the world, Namib, is the only desert that is home to a great deal of wildlife, including elephants, lions and rhinos. Adolescent literacy is highest in Gabon (97%) and lowest in Burkina Faso (39.3%). Another interesting fact about Africa.
The most populous country in Africa is Nigeria with 120 to 140 million inhabitants. Seychelles is the least populated with no more than 85,000 inhabitants. Egypt is the most attractive tourist destination and is famous for its pyramids, although the number of pyramids in Sudan is higher. Cheapest diving in Lake Malawi.
Now let’s look at the popular tribes in Africa. There are more than 7,000 tribes on this continent; Each tribal population has its own rituals, customs and culture. Some of them are still nomadic and their culture is deeply rooted in ancient civilizations.
The largest ethnic group is the Zulu who live in South Africa. They adorn their bodies with accessories made of pearls. This tribe has a strong patriarchal system which has many wars with Britain. This tribe practices divinity.
The Amhara tribe is a very influential ethnic Ethiopian tribe. Most of the people are Orthodox Christians who observe the centuries-old traditions of fasting and baptism. The Ashanti are one of the most famous African tribes who live near Akans in Ghana.