Africa is the second-largest continent also the hottest among them all. It consists of 54 countries. Algeria is the biggest country on this continent and the most populous country is Nigeria.
Africa also happens to be the oldest populated area on earth. Archaeologists have found evidence that the humans species have lived on the continent for roughly 7 million years!!!
While Egypt is known for its pyramids, Sudan actually has more of them. To date, more than 200 pyramids have been discovered in Sudan!
There are an estimated 1,500 – 2,000 languages spoken on the continent of Africa! More than 500 languages are spoken in Nigeria alone, and the country of South Africa has 11 official languages.
University of Timbuktu (located in the Republic of Mali) is one of the oldest universities in the world.
The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. In fact, it’s bigger than the United States (The Fourth largest country in the world)!
The longest river Nile also happens to flow through this continent.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, making it one of the seven summits. It very popular with hikers. Scaling the mountain requires no technical skills or equipments. It is a hiking peak, not mountaineering.
The major faiths practiced in South Africa are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, traditional African religions and Judaism.
Though football is the most popular game in all the countries of Africa but rugby and cricket also hold special place in the hearts of African people.
Africa is home to the largest-remaining populations of lions, elephants, rhinoceros, cheetahs, hyenas and leopards.
Pick up the globe and get going!!!
The questions are in increasing level of difficulty!
Q.1 – Name three countries situated in the north of Africa.
Q.2 – Name the sea that touches north of Africa.
Q.3 – The river Nile flows through which countries?
Q.4 – Name the southernmost country of Africa.
Q.5 – Name the country that lies entirely within the borders of South Africa.
Below are the 5 Questions from our last post on continents, Asia. Let’s see how much you remember!!!
First, try to answer without the globe or map. Take its help when you’re struggling.
Q.6 – Taj Mahal is in which country?
Q.7 – Which is the biggest country in Asia, by land?
Q.8 – Where is the Dead Sea located?
Q.9 – Which is the largest desert in Asia?
Q.10 – Name 3 countries of South Asia.
A.1 – Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco
A.2 – Mediterranean sea
A.3 – Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Zaire.
A.4 – South Africa
A.5 – Lesotho
A.6 – India
A.7 – Russia
A.8 – Jordan
A.9 – Gobi desert
A.10 – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives