Countries We Serve on the Continent of Africa

  1. It is the second largest continent, covering over 30 million square kilometers.
  2. It is the world’s hottest continent. Its deserts and drylands cover about 60% of the land surface area.
  3. Nearly half of the gold ever mined has come from a place called Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  4. With both the Prime Meridian (0 degrees longitude) and the equator (0 degrees latitude) crossing it, it is the most centrally located continent on the planet.
  5. It has the shortest coastline due to the many inlets and bays that extend out of the coastline.
  6. Its largest country is Sudan, with a total area of 967,940 square miles. The smallest country is The Seychelles, an island nation covering 175 miles.
  7. The current population of Africa is 1,318,805,887 based on the latest United Nations estimates, 16.72% of the total world population.
  8. It has over 1 billion people who speak over 1,500 different languages. One in every four of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa.
  9. It is home to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which rises to 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) above sea level.
  10. It has 54 recognized sovereign states and countries, 9 territories and 2 de facto independent states.