Known for safaris and wild animals, Africa is the second largest continent of the 7 continents in the world. It is rich in history, language, culture, and geographic diversity. Africa plays host to some of the most incredible deserts, mountains, animals, reptiles, birds, insects on planet earth. Africa has the world’s youngest population, with half of their over billion people being under 19 years of age.
Land Area: 11,670,000 (mi²) / 28,489,869 (km²)
Population: 1,119,307,147 (2016)
Largest City: Lagos, Nigeria – 21,000,000 (2014)
Number of Countries: 54/55 (Disputed)
Highest / Lowest Point: Mount Kilimanjaro / Lake Assal
Notable Geographical Features: Sahara Desert, Ngorongoro Crater, Nile River