There is great diversity in Africa, and there are many different native people groups. Many of these people groups have their own languages, and there are well over a thousand languages recognized on the African continent. Because of this, the African continent has the highest level of multilingualism in the world.
- Africa straddles the equator and is the only continent to extend from the northern temperate zone to the southern temperate zoner
- Africa is the second largest continent on earth, approximately 11.7 million square miles.
- A plateau called Witwatersrand in South Africa has produced half of the gold ever mined on Earth.