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5 Weird Facts About African Continent That You Probably Didn't Know About

A continent that spans the hemispheres, Africa has been home to some of the world’s oldest civilisations and today has some of the fastest growing nations in the world.

Africa is a place that often appears to confound expectations and defy convention, a place always full of surprises.

Here are 5 weird facts about the continent that may come as a surprise.


1. There are more than 2,000 languages spoken in Africa. Bear in mind that there are only 54 countries.

2. The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world and is larger than the continental United States.

3. Africa is home to the largest reserves of precious metals in the world. The source of 90% of all platinum reserves, 60% of cobalt reserves and 40% of gold reserves.

4.Africa is the world's hottest continent 

As you probably already know, Africa has a very warm climate and it is actually considered to be the world’s hottest continent. Around 60% of land is dry and covered by desert, and the Sahara is the world’s biggest desert with temperatures often topping 100°F (or exceeding 40°C). 

5.Both the world's tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa. They are the giraffe and African elephant, respectively.

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