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.
- 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.
- South Africa is home to the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, called Bloukrans Bridge Bungy (216 meters).
- 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.