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Getting to know Africa 8 interesting facts.

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There are 54 countries and one "non-self governing territory", the western Sahara, in Africa. All Africa nation's was colonized by foreign powers during the " scramble for Africa", except for Ethiopia and Liberia, these are the only Africa nation that weren't colonized by the white or foreign powers. Before colonial era in Africa, Africa comprised up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs.


         8 interesting facts about Africa.


1. African continent is the world's oldest populated area.


2. Africa is the second most populated continent with about 1.1billlion people or 16% of the world's under the age of 25.


3. The continent population will more than double to 2.3billion people by 2050.


4. Africa is the world's second largest continent covering about 30million square kilometers.


5. The Sahara is the largest desert in the world and is bigger than the continental USA.


6. Africa has approximately 30% of the earth's remaining mineral resources.


7. Nigeria is the fourth largest oil exporter in the world, and Africa's biggest oil producer with about 2.2milllion barrels produced everyday.


8. The continent has the largest reserves of precious metals with over 40% of the gold reserves, over 60% of the cobalt, and 90% of the platinum reserves.


Africa is been blessed by nature, only if Africans can unite and build a one Africa, just like the Europeans, Asians and Americans I Believe Africa would be one of the best continent ever.


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