How long is the continent of Africa?

Africa’s total land area is approximately 11,724,000 square miles (30,365,000 square km), and the continent measures about 5,000 miles (8,000 km) from north to south and about 4,600 miles (7,400 km) from east to west.

Is Africa the second oldest continent?

Africa is sometimes nicknamed the “Mother Continent” due to its being the oldest inhabited continent on Earth. Humans and human ancestors have lived in Africa for more than 5 million years. Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Does Africa have 54 or 55 countries?

There are 54 countries in Africa today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in the table below, with current population and subregion (based on the United Nations official statistics).

Which is the oldest Africa continent?

Second-largest continent (after Asia), straddling the equator and lying largely within the tropics. Africa’s first great civilization emerged in ancient Egypt in c. 3400 BC. Carthage was founded by Phoenicians in the 9th century BC.

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Is Russia bigger than Africa?

Look at the usual flat map of the world and it appears that Greenland is nearly as big as Africa. But it’s not even close. Africa is 14 times larger.

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(Africa) 30.4
Russia 17.1
Canada 10.0
China 9.6
U.S. 9.5

Is USA bigger than Africa?

The continent of Africa is larger than the United States, China and Brazil combined. At 30.2 million square kilometers, its land mass covers 20.4 percent of the earth’s total land area. The population of Africa numbers 1 billion, while the North American continent is home to 528 million souls.

Why Africa has no history?

According to this imperial historiography, Africa had no history and therefore the Africans were a people without history. They propagated the image of Africa as a ‘dark continent’. … It was argued at the time that Africa had no history because history begins with writing and thus with the arrival of the Europeans.

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