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.
- South Africa has the highest GDP (($182 billion) in Africa. Guinea Bissau has the lowest at $230 million.
- 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