Afrika Kontinent

Afrika is 'n vasteland van planeet Aarde, die derde deur oppervlak, deurkruis deur die ewenaar en die trope van Kreef en Steenbok en word dus gekenmerk deur 'n groot verskeidenheid klimate en omgewings, soos woestyne, savanne en reënwoude. Saam met Eurasië vorm dit die sogenaamde Antieke Kontinent.

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita, in part due to geographic impediments, legacies of European colonization in Africa and the Cold War, predatory/neo-colonialistic activities by Western nations and China, and undemocratic rule and deleterious policies. Despite this low concentration of wealth, recent economic expansion and the large and young population make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.


Wednesday 16 February 2022 - 03:42