The continent of Africa borders the southern half of the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean is to the west, and the Indian Ocean is to the Southeast. Africa stretches well south of the equator to cover more than 12 million square miles making Africa the world's second largest continent. Africa is also the world's second most populous continent. Africa is one of the most diverse places on the planet with a wide variety of terrain, wildlife, and climates.
Fun Facts about Africa:
The highest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at 5895 meters high, the lowest point is Lake Asal in Djibouti at 153 meters below sea level.
The largest desert in the world is The Sahara Desert and that is located in Africa.
The largest country in Africa is Sudan, the smallest is The Seychelles. The most populated country is Nigeria and the largest city is Cairo in Egypt.
The largest lake in Africa is Lake Victoria and the longest river is The Nile River, which is also the longest river in the world.
Africa is rich with varied wildlife including elephants, penguins, lions, cheetahs, seals, giraffes, gorillas, crocodiles, and hippos.
African languages are varied with more than 1000 languages spoken across the continent.