Africa is rich in cultural heritage and diversity, a wealth of natural resources offers breathtaking tourist attractions and contains some of the most intricate political systems. Explore this incredible continent with some of the most interesting facts about Africa.
- Africa has eight of the 11 major biomes and the largest-remaining populations of lion, elephant, rhinoceros, cheetah, hyena, leopard and hundreds of other species.
- The South African Rovos Rail is considered the most luxurious train in the world.
- Africa has the second-largest population in the world, at about one billion people. The total African population is approximately 14.72% of the world’s population (as recorded in 2009).
- Africa is the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped continent with a continental GDP that accounts for just 2.4% of global GDP.