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5 Facts About Africa

Here are 5 facts about Africa.

  • Africa is the world's second largest continent after Asia.
  • Africa is attached to Asia at its northeast corner by an Isthmus(Suez Canal).
  • The nearest landmass to Africa is Europe - which is only 9 miles away across the Straight of Gibraltar.
  • Africa is the most centrally located of all the continents. The prime meridian (the Greenwich meridian) passes through the Atlas Mountains and cuts through the coast of West Africa close to Accra, while the Equator (latitude 0 degrees) also divides the continent into 2 equal parts North and South.
  • Africa is the most tropical of all continents as it is straddles the equator and incorporates both the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
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