Facts about Africa

Seychelles is the smallest country in Africa

Africa is home to the world's largest river: The Nile

Algeria is the largest country on the African continent

Only 14,5km separate Africa and Europe at 1 point between Morocco and Spain

About 2.000 different languages are being spoken here. The most on any continent.

More than 1.4 billion people live here, that means about 15% of the world's population

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Africa has a total of 54 countries, the most of any continent:

It is the second largest continent of the world. It’s divided up into 5 sub-sections: North, East, Central, South and West Africa. With countries in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the only continent to encompass temperate zones in the north and in the south.

It’s known for some of the most unique landscapes and wildlife, which is why it’s a top holiday destination. Who doesn’t want to see the pyramids of Giza, spot the Big Five on a safari, admire the Victoria Falls or go Gorilla trekking? The list of popular tourist attractions is endless. You’ll at least need a lifetime to see it all!