According to Wikipedia:
- Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.
- At about 30.2 million km2 it covers six percent of Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of its total land area.
- With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population.
- Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.
- Africa is considered by most paleoanthropologists to be the oldest inhabited territory on Earth, with the human species originating from the continent.
- Africa boasts perhaps the world's largest combination of density and "range of freedom" of wild animal populations.
- The African Union (AU) is a 54 member federation consisting of all of Africa's states except Morocco.
- Although it has abundant natural resources, Africa remains the world's poorest and most underdeveloped continent.
- Poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and inadequate water supply and sanitation, as well as poor health, affect a large proportion of the people who reside in the African continent.
- Africa is the most multilingual continent in the world, and it is not rare for individuals to fluently speak not only multiple African languages, but one or more European ones as well.
- Fifty-three African countries have football (soccer) teams in the Confederation of African Football,
A brief overview from the World Atlas of the 54 countries in Africa!
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,
Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe