AFRICAN fACTS

Date: 17-12-2010 4:44 pm (10 years ago) | Author: WOMAN OF FAITH
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Fish
The only place where shools of fresh water sardines are found is in Lake Tanganyika.

 
Butterfly
Having a wingspan of only ½", the smallest butterfly is in the world is found in South Africa. It is know as the Dwarf Blue Butterfly.

 
Frogs
Did you know that the world's biggest frog is found in Cameroon? Named the goliath frog, their body can be one-foot long.

 
Northernmost tip
Northernmost tip is Cape Blanc (Ra's al Abyad;) in Tunisia

 
The elephant's hand
An African elephant possesses such "manual" dexterity in his/her trunk tip that he/she can actually turn the pages of a book with it.

 
Fastest land animals
Four of the five fastest land animals live in Africa - the cheetah (70 mph), wildebeest, lion, and Thomson's gazelle (all about 50 mph).

 
Largest Country
Did you know that Sudan, a republic in north-eastern Africa, is the largest country of the African continent? Sudan has a total area of 2,505,800 sq km (967,490 sq mi).

 
Size of Africa
Africa, second-largest of the Earth's seven continents - covering about 30,330,000 sq km (11,699,000 sq mi), which makes up about 22 per cent of the world's total land area.

 
Penguins
South Africa has a penguin colony, which thrives thanks to the cold Antarctic currents on the west coast near the Cape.

 
Cheetahs
The cheetah is the fastest land animal at 95 km/h (60mph).

 

Posted: at 17-12-2010 04:44 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
- ade_su_wa at 17-12-2010 04:46 PM (10 years ago)
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