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Daily Question about Africa!

Malaria, a disaese caused by infected mosquitoes, can infect the blood cells, while also causing effects such as vomiting, abdomenal pain, night sweats, and more. Approximately what percentage of cases of malaria worldwide occur in Africa?

Daily Question about South America!

What is the biggest country in South America?

Fun facts about South America and Africa

Africa (All facts from National Geographic)

1. There are 54 countries and one “non-self governing territory”, the Western Sahara, in Africa.

2. All of Africa was colonized by foreign powers during the “scramble for Africa”, except Ethiopia and Liberia.

3. Before colonial rule Africa comprised up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs.

4. The Pharaonic civilization of ancient Egypt is one of the world’s oldest and longest-lasting civilizations.

5. African continent is the world’s oldest populated area.

6. Arabic is spoken by 170 million people on the continent, followed in popularity by English (130 million), Swahili (100), French (115), Berber (50), Hausa (50), Portuguese (20) and Spanish (10).

7. Over 25% all languages are spoken only in Africa with over 2,000 recognised languages spoken on the continent.

8. Africa is the second most populous continent with about 1.1 billion people or 16% of the world’s population. Over 50% of Africans are under the age of 25.

9. The continent’s population will more than double to 2.3 billion people by 2050.

10. Africa is the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped continent with a continental GDP that accounts for just 2.4% of global GDP.

South America (All facts from Continents of the World)

1. The Atacama Desert in Chile is considered the driest place in the world. Some parts of it have never received a single droplet of rain since scientists began keeping records. Still, it supports over a million people.

2. The Amazon River has the largest water volume of any river in the world. In fact, it has more water than the next seven largest rivers combined.

3. The Andes Mountains is the longest mountain range in the world. It stretches for 4,400 miles along the west coast of South America, from Chile to Venezuela. It passes through Argentina Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

4. The Amazon Forest is the largest natural rainforest forest in the world. At 2.7 million square miles, it covers 40% of South America. Its square area can fit about 40 USAs.

5. At its narrowest point, the mighty Amazon River is just 1.8km across. However, it is 130m deep. This point is located in the town of Óbidos in Pará State, Brazil.

6. The Amazon River has over 15,000 tributaries. Four of these tributaries are over 1,000 miles long. The Amazon itself is 4,195 miles long – making it the second-longest river in the world.

7. The Aconcagua in Argentina is the highest mountain in South America. At 22,837ft, it is actually considered the second-highest mountain in the world – after Mount Everest in Asia.

8. It is estimated that around 40% of the world’s plant and animal species are found in South America. This is despite it covering less than 12% of the earth’s total land surface.

9. The Green Anaconda, a native of the Amazon, is the largest snake in the world. The largest ever captured was 5 meters long, and weighed 99 kgs. There are unverified claims of mega Anacondas growing up to 8.8 meters and weighing 227 kgs.

10. Ecuador is home to over 1000 species of orchids. In 2009, Botanists discovered what they described as “the world’s smallest orchid.” At only 2.1mm wide it is termed as a “minuscule orchid.”

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