Discover amazing facts about Africa; from crucial Educational statistics to splendid Animal species and breathtaking works of Art.
Africa is a place of wonders. It is a common belief and I’d say not a presumption that humans originated from Africa. The rich historical and cultural significance of Africa makes it one of the unique places on earth. Of course, there is no good without evil. Africa has its shares of negative situations and underdevelopment. Stay with us as we journey through some of the most astounding facts about Africa.
Africa is the second-largest continent; both by total land area (11,724,000 square miles) and by population (1,216,130,000)––Asia is the largest. Africa contains the largest black population in the universe. There are more than fifty countries in Africa, each with its unique educational and interesting facts About Africa.
Some Educational and Interesting facts about Africa
In the most basic of terms, Education is defined as any activity that serves to instill knowledge and/or skills. Therefore, almost anything at all could be educative.
The major categories in which Education is divided into are:
- Formal Education
- Informal Education
The key differences between the two include:
Formal Education is taught in a government-recognized institution with accredited certification.
Informal Education can be taught anywhere, and there might not be any government-approved certification.
Some Educational facts about Africa are:
- Due to the cultural and traditional belief in the ‘role’ of a girl child having nothing to do with Education. An international study estimated that about nine million girls between the ages of 6 and 11 would not be allowed the chance or be opportune to attend schools.
- Despite Africa’s population accounting for less than a quarter of the entire world’s population. A United Nations study showed that African children between the ages of 5 and 12 are not attending school. Makes up about half the entire global population of primary-school-age kids out of school.
- Another study by an international agency shows that. Suppose every African girl-child could have and complete their basic formal Education. Even if it’s as preliminary as the Primary school, the effect of this could knock down the maternal mortality rate by as much as a 70% decrease.
- Africa has the highest number of children between ages of 6 and 17; denied ––either by circumstances of ignorance of their parents–– the opportunities of attending schools.
- About only 50% of post-primary school teachers are properly trained as teachers. The percentage is way less in their pre-primary and primary school colleagues.
Some interesting facts about Africa
- Africa is the second most populous and also the second-largest continent in the world.
- Ethiopia and Liberia are the only two African countries that had never been colonized.
- Nigeria is the populous black-country in the world. With a population of over 200 million.
- Africa continent is the coldest place on earth which humans inhabit.
- Africa was a stable economy with amazing civilizations, including ancient Egypt’s Pharaonic civilizations. Before the colonization by foreign powers.
- Arabic is the most widely spoken language on the Africa continent.
- English is spoken by about 10% of the total population of Africa.
- About a quarter (25%)––about 2000 languages–– of all known languages on earth are spoken on the Africa continent.
- Recent studies predict Africa’s population to double in size in approximately the next 30 years (2050).
- Africa is the poorest and most underdeveloped continent on earth. The continental GDP of Africa adds up to less than 3% of the global GDP.
- There are about two illiterate women for every illiterate man in Africa.
- Over 40% of the entire African adults’ populace are illiterate.
- Almost 100% of all worldwide malaria cases occur in Africa.
- Africa is the hottest continent in the world.
- The Africa continent has the highest number of deserts and drylands of all the continents in the world.
- Africa is blessed with mineral and natural resources. The Africa continent has about 30% of the mineral resources remaining on earth.
- Africa has about 40% of the total gold reserves on earth (the largest percentage on earth).
- Over 70% of Africans rely on groundwater as their primary source of water. This is troublesome because the steady and alarming climb in the atmospheric temperature (global warming) could very well negatively influence the lives of hundreds of millions of Africans due to water scarcity.
- Africa has the highest rate of deforestation in the world. In fact, the rate of deforestation in Africa is about 200% of that of the world’s remaining part.
- The largest population of some species of wild cats like; lion, cheetah, hyena, leopard. And, also animals like; Elephants, rhinoceros e.t.c. They are located in Africa.
- Africa’s Lake Malawi is the freshwater with the most numerous and varied fish species of all the world’s freshwater.
- The longest river in the world; River Nile. Is located in Africa.
- Almost 100% of the remaining lions on earth are present in Africa.
- The Africa elephant is the world’s largest living land animal.
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