Africa is comprised of 55 separate countries and nine territories, and two de facto states that are basically their own entities with no special rights or recognition.
- The highest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It rises 5895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level
2. Both the world’s tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa. They are the giraffe and African elephant, respectively.
3. The giraffe is already extinct in at least 7 African nations
4. The hippopotamus is Africa’s deadliest animal. It kills more people in Africa than crocodiles and lions combined.