What percent of Africa’s borders are straight lines?

2 Moreover, with 44% of borders drawn as straight lines, “Africa is the region most notorious for arbitrary borders” (Alesina et al.

What’s wrong with Africa’s borders?

African national borders are afflicted by a multitude of troubles that straddle villages and communities. These can include military skirmishes, cattle rustling, terrorism, secessionist movements, smuggling, ethnic violence, people trafficking, irredentism and agrarian revolts.

Which country has the straightest borders?

Canada and the United States share the longest, straightest, possibly boringest border in the world.

How many borders does Africa have?

Africa

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Area 30,370,000 km2 (11,730,000 sq mi) (2nd)
Countries 54+2*+4** (*disputed) (**territories)
Dependencies show External (3) show Internal (9+1 disputed)
Languages 1250–3000 native languages

What is the shape of Africa?

Geographically, Africa resembles a bulging sandwich. The sole continent to span both the north and south temperate zones, it has a thick tropical core lying between one thin temperate zone in the north and another in the south.

What country in Africa has the fastest growing population?

CIA World Factbook (2017)

Rank Country Annual growth (%)
1 South Sudan 3.83
2 Angola 3.52
3 Malawi 3.31
4 Burundi 3.25

How Africa is divided?

Africa is the world’s second largest continent in area. … The UN Statistics Division has subdivided the African continent into five regions, Northern Africa, Central or Middle Africa , Southern Africa, East Africa, and Western Africa.

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