In the world, Africa is the second-largest and also the second most populous continent after Asia. Here are some interesting facts you did not know about Africa;
- Longest River: Nile (6,852metres/4,258miles). The Nile is the longest river in the world. The Nile has two sources: The White Nile coming from Lake Victoria in Tanzania and the Blue Nile coming from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The river mouth is in Egypt. The confluence in Khartoum/Sudan.
2. Highest Mountain: Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The highest peak of the mountain ‘Kibo Peak’, also called ‘Uhuru Peak’, (4,895metres/16,060ft) is located in the Tanzanian highlands.
3. Biggest Lake: Lake Victoria (bordering Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya) is also the world’s second-largest freshwater lake. Only Lake Superior in North America is bigger
4. Driest Place: The Sahara in northern Africa is the largest hot desert in the world. The climate is extremely dry (arid) in this region