Africa is a beautiful continent full of diversity, amazing cities, and rooted in culture. It is one of the richest lands in nature, art, business, and resources.
Facts, Geography, People, Places, Culture & Business of Africa
Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both aspects. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 20% of Earth’s land area and 6% of its total surface area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% of the world’s human population.
The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Oceanto the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It has 54 fully recognized sovereign states (“countries”), nine territories and two independent states with limited or no recognition by other countries. Africa’s population is the youngest among all the continents; 50% of Africans are 19 years old or younger.
AFRICA. One of the biggest continents in the world, yet we know so little about it.
Africa is one of the richest lands in all areas of nature, culture, art, business, and resources. The lush geography of Africa taught by Dr.Thomas Sowell opens our eyes to a whole new world. Priceless knowledge that should be taught in every school in the US and anywhere else. Thomas Sowell is a national treasure.
Thomas Sowell’s biography and life.
In this lecture Dr. Sowell will dive into facts about Africa’s Geography that has never been taught in schools before. Explore Africa with teacher Thomas Sowell and enjoy your educational journey.
Political & Physical Geography Africa
Africa has eight major physical regions: the Sahara, the Sahel, the Ethiopian Highlands, the savanna, the Swahili Coast, the rain forest, the African Great Lakes, and Southern Africa. The climate of Africa ranges from tropical to subarctic on its highest peaks. Africa is the hottest continent on earth and 60% of the entire land surface consists of drylands and deserts.
Epic Cycling Adventure in Africa – The Kenya Bike Odyssey
The Kenya Bike Odyssey is a true African epic, a bikepacking route featuring 1,000 kilometres of dirt roads and singletrack. Starting in Nairobi, it roams through an array of landscapes, with everything from high mountains, verdant forests, picturesque lakes, rugged windswept plains, red sands, and enormous swathes of wild savannah. Combined with the opportunity to experience the rich and varied Kenyan culture and cycle amongst abundant wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, and elephants, this route offers an experience not found anywhere else in the world. This film documents the story of how the Kenya Bike Odyssey, Kenya’s first long-distance cycle touring and bikepacking route, was made.
Learn more about Africa’s numerous Metropolitan Cities.
The City of Durban, ranks third among the most populated urban areas in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town:
Discover more about the Africa you don’t see on TV:
See Africa’s beautiful beaches:
Let’s talk about Africa and its size. This alone will put everything into perspective on how rich and massive Africa truly is. The continent of Africa has an area of 30,37 million kilometer square. Let’s imagine how big Africa is in comparison to other continents on the World’s Map.
China has an area of 9,6 million km2.
The US has an area of 9,8 million km2.
Europa has an area of 10,18 million km2.
Africa is bigger than all of Europe, China and the United States combined.
Economy and Business in Africa
The transformation that Africa has undergone in recent decades has been remarkable. Africa is shaping its own destiny and should be referred to as the “African opportunity” instead of the “African threat.”
Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s biggest economic growth opportunity. By 2040, Africa will have over 1 billion people in its adult workforce, due to their current median age being 19.7. The fashion and textile industry is booming and expected to be worth $15 billion by 2021.
Africa has a young global population that should reach 2,5 billion by the year 2050. Meet some of today’s young African entrepreneurs who are running their own businesses.
By 2100, one in three people on Earth will be African. This means that, by the end of the century, sub-Saharan Africa—which already has an extraordinarily young population—will be home to almost half of the young people in the world.
Projections show that by 2050, Africa’s population will double.
Read about the African countries that are rich in natural resources, especially in minerals.
On top of that, Africa alone owns 90% of raw material reserve of the world. As well as 40% of the global gold reserve and 33% of diamond reserve.
Have you ever wondered about the material used to make smartphones, laptops, and electronics? And where does the material come from? Coltan is the mineral that is used in the production of our modern technology, and 80% of the Coltan’s global reserve is mainly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Africa has 60% of the global cobalt reserve, which is the mineral that is used for manufacturing car batteries. These are important technologies we use in our everyday lives.
Africa is a major producer of many key mineral commodities, with bountiful reserves of metals and minerals such as gold, diamond, cobalt, bauxite, iron ore, coal, and copper across the continent. Some of the major mining countries in Africa are Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
Long before the first written manuscripts existed, Africans centered their artistic styles around various depictions of animals, plant life, and natural designs. Although the artists have always been fascinated by nature, they also explored many styles outside the norm of traditional African art, such as contemporary paintings and stunning hand-woven textiles.
Let’s discover the different styles of this mysterious beautiful continent.
African tribal masks are a popular item among collectors and have been so since 19th century colonial forays into Africa. In Europe and North America, they adorn the walls of collectors and famous museums. However, in Africa they represent a living tradition that dates back thousands of years. Their manufacture and use follow special rituals that are linked to the spirit world. Read on to learn 10 fascinating facts about African masks.
The history of African masks deserves a category of its own. When combining religious and spiritual meanings, these masks were traditionally used for ritual dances and ceremonial activities. The mask in itself lacks any form of realism. Although they were initially shaped like human faces or animal muzzles, the styles are very abstract and have many interpretations.
1. Write an essay or create a presentation on either: The Geography of Africa, Cities of Africa, People of Africa, or What you think Africa will look like in 100 years.
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2. Draw or create a traditional African Face Mask. Email your finished art to email@example.com to share in the Multi-Purpose.
3. Do the Countries in Africa Word Search.
4. Print and complete the map. Find the countries listed in Africa.