Learn 4 facts about Africa

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Africa is comprised of 55 separate countries and nine territories, and two de facto states that are basically their own entities with no special rights or recognition.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. About 38% of all Christians are projected to be living in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by 2050.
  4. Islam is the dominant religion in Africa. Christianity is the second. Arabic is also the most widely-spoken language in Africa.

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