Learn 3 facts about Africa


Africa is made up of approximately 11.7 square miles and has about 22% of the world’s landmass. Africa has the world’s youngest population, with half of their over billion people being under 19 years of age. Learn more about the countries of Africa.

  1. The world’s oldest educational institution is still functioning in Africa. The University of Al-Karaouine, located in Morocco, was originally a madrassa, founded in 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri.
  2. South Africa is home to the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, called Bloukrans Bridge Bungy (216 meters).
  3. The women of the Mursi and Surma tribes in Africa wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter.

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