Area

30.22 million sq km

Currency

More than 25 different local currencies. US dollar ($) most readily recognised international currency; euro (€) and UK pound (£) also accepted

If Africa Were 100 People

  • 15 would be Nigerian
  • 8 would be Ethiopian
  • 7 would be Egyptian
  • 6 would be from the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 4 would be South African
  • 4 would be Tanzanian
  • 3 would be Kenyan
  • 2 would be Sudanese
  • 2 would be Algerian
  • 2 would be Ugandan
  • 2 would be Moroccan
  • 45 would be from other countries

Language Spoken

Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and thousands of African languages

Percentage: Religion

  • 40% Muslim
  • 40% Christian
  • 20% traditional religions

Population

1.216 billion

Population per Sq Km

  • Africa: 41
  • Australia: 3
  • USA: 35
  • UK: 269

Time

Four times zones from UTC (former GMT) in the west to UTC plus three hours in the east.