Each country in Africa is independent and may not fall into the African economical stereotype. HIV/AIDS and malaria are two of the most deadly diseases, and they have ravaged many African countries.
- Nigeria has the highest population (154.7 million people) in Africa. This represents 18% of Africa’s total population.
- Africa’s largest country is Sudan. It has a total area of 967,940 square miles (2.5 million square km). The smallest country on the continent is The Seychelles, which is an island nation covering just 453 square km (175 square miles).
- Africa is the most centrally located continent in the world. Both the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude), and the equator (0 degrees latitude) cut across it