Africa is comprised of desert, tropical, savanna grasslands, jungle and even subarctic climates. The top half of the continent is comprised of a desert, and the Sahara Desert, the world’s hottest desert, is located in Northern Africa, and at 3.5 million square miles is approximately the size of the United States or China
- Most of the world’s fastest runners come from a single tribe in Kenya, Africa, called the “Kalenjins.”
- There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France!
- The Palace of the Lost City is the world’s biggest themed resort, located in South Africa.
- 4 World civilization began in Africa. The Pharaonic civilization of ancient Egypt is the oldest literate civilization. According to historical records, the Egyptian state dates back to about 3300 B.C.