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?
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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)
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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.