Things to Learn about Africa

6

The second largest and second most populous continent in the world is Africa, and it includes the Madagascar and various archipelagos. Africa covers six percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of its total land area and has fifty four fully recognized sovereigns states or countries, nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. As of 2013, there are 1.1 billion people and it accounts fifteen percent of the world’s human population. Africa’s population is the youngest among all the continents. They have 50 percent of African that are nineteen years old or younger. The largest country by area is Algeria and by population is Nigeria.

Central Eastern Africa is particularly widely accepted as the place of origin of humans and the Hominidae Clade or the great apes including the Homo Sapiens or the modern human which was found in Ethiopia two hundred thousand years ago. The equator and encompasses numerous climate areas is straddled by Africa and it is the only continent that’s stretches from Northern temperate to Southern temperate zones. They also host a very large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages and European countries colonized most of Africa in the nineteenth century. You may visit website to learn more.

Recently, Africa has also increased and built stronger ties with China and in 2007; different Chines companies have invested a total of US$1 billion in Africa. Some studies have also shown that Africa could feed itself by making the transition from imported to self-sufficiency and they are starting to focus on agricultural innovation as its new engine for regional trade and prosperity. Nearly all African countries adopted official languages that originate outside the continent. There are several countries that are also granted legal recognition to indigenous languages to be able to follow the end of colonialism. Some countries even use English, French or African French for communication in the public sphere such as the government, commerce, education and the media. A good article about Africa is available in http://travel.cnn.com/south-africa.

Examples of languages that trace their origin to outside of Africa are Arabic, Portuguese, Afrikaans and Spanish and they are used today by millions of Africans, either in public or private spheres. In former Italian colonies in Africa, Italian is also spoken. In Namibia, German is spoken since it was a former German protectorate. They also have a wide variety of religious beliefs and statistics on religious affiliations. According to some books the largest religion in Africa is Islam, and then followed by Christianity but a smaller number of Africans are Hindu, Buddhist and many more but very little are irreligious. To get more facts and relevant information, click here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s