Africa is the second-largest continent in the world in both area and population.
Area: about 30 244 000 km2 (11 700 000 mi2) including its adjacent islands it covers about 20 percent of Earth’s total land area.
Population: 1,030 million human inhabitants, about 20 percent of the world’s population.
Highest Point: Mount Kilimanjaro – Uhuru Peak on the volcano Kibo, 5 895 m (19 340 ft) in Tanzania.
Largest Lake: Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza; 68 870 sq. km.
Longest River: Nile; 6 695 km.
Languages of Africa: about thousand languages classified in four major language families:
Afro-Asiatic (e.g. Berber lang), Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo (Bantu), and Khoi-San.