Ten fun facts about Africa

Fact 1:
Egypt is the most popular tourist destination in Africa, attracting around 10 million visitors per year.

Fact 2:
Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

Fact 3:
There are fewer people with Internet access in the entire Africa than in New York City alone.

Fact 4:
The lowest point in Africa is Lake Assal in Djibouti which lies 155 meters below sea level.

Fact 5:
Africa is the home of the Human species, which developed there about 5 million years ago.

Fact 6:
More people are killed in Africa by crocodiles than by lions.

Fact 7:
The world's largest desert, the Sahara, is located in Africa.

Fact 8:
There are over 1,500 different languages in Africa.

Fact 9:
The Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing through Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.

Fact 10:
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with an estimated population of 125 - 145 million people.

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