Africa, known for safaris and wild animals, is the second-largest continent of the 7 continents in the world. It is rich in history, language, culture, and geographic diversity. Africa plays host to some of the most incredible deserts, mountains, animals, reptiles, birds, insects on planet earth.
- There are an estimated 1,500 – 2,000 languages spoken on the continent of Africa! More than 500 languages are spoken in Nigeria alone, and the country of South Africa has 11 official languages.
- The Nile River is the longest river in the world, spanning a whopping 4,135 miles (6,650 kilometres).
- Before it was colonized, Africa was made up of around 10,000 different states and groups. Each had their own distinct languages and customs!
- Lagos, Nigeria is the largest city on the African continent with over 13 million residents. That’s over 1.5x larger than the population of New York City!