Amazing african facts
Apart from Muslim nations, Ghana has the lowest per capita consumption of beer in Africa, yet its brewery industry is one of the most competitive
The River Nile drains north-eastern Africa, and, at 6,650 km (4,132 miles), is the longest river in Africa and in the world. It is formed from the Blue Nile, which originates at Lake Tana in Ethiopia, and the White Nile, which originates at Lake Victoria.
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With a population of more than 113 million, Nigeria is easily the most populated country in Africa and the 10th most populous country in the world.
The Nile crocodile is the planet's largest living reptile - growing to an average length of 5 m.
Lake Malawi contains the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world, probably over 500 from ten families!
Particularly noteworthy are the Cichlidae, of which all but five of over 400 species are endemic to Lake Malawi. The lake contains 30% of all known cichlid species. Of particular interest is the 'mbuna' rock fish.
The African elephant is the largest living land mammal.
The Gorilla is the largest of the living primates, male gorillas weight up to 200kg, yet are shy and retiring.
The lowest is Lake Asal (153 m/502 ft below sea level) in Djibouti. Don't look down on people out there!!
The Berbers of North Africa have no written form of their language.
Did you know that in Africa it is almost imposible to hold a small wedding? The idea of a private wedding is unknown and is greatly frowned upon. Friends and relatives expect to be invited to a wedding and to play a role in the ceremony.
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