Africa!
A Continent of 800 Million
beautiful people, many living
on 'less than a dollar a day'.

We can so easily make a
difference to their lives
through giving what we no
longer need ourselves.
AFRICA
Size
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.
Most Populated Country
With a population of more than 113 million, Nigeria is easily the most populated country in Africa
and the 10th most populous country in the world.
Fish
The only place where shoals of fresh water sardines are found is in Lake Tanganyika.
Gorillas
The Gorilla is the largest of the living primates, male gorillas weight up to 200kg, yet are shy and
retiring.
The Sahara Desert
The Sahara Desert alone is expanding southwards at an average of 0.8 km ( mile) a month.
Largest Country
Sudan, Republic of, republic in north-eastern Africa, the largest country of the African continent.
Sudan has a total area of 2,505,800 sq km (967,490 sq mi).
Giraffes
Did you know that the tongue of a giraffe can be as long as 45 cm?
Ancient Egyptians
The ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
RECYCLING
A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1
pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to
heat and light 18,000,000 homes!
A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1
pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to
heat and light 18,000,000 homes!
Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea
creatures every year!
A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in
the landfill.
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage.
This means that each adult will leave a legacy of as much as 100,000 pounds of trash for his or
her children.
On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to
incinerate it.
Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute!
A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of
fresh water.
Each American disposes about 35 pounds of old clothing and other textiles each year. 10 pounds
per person is recycled.
Enough steel cans were recycled in 2000 in the US to build 20 Golden Gate Bridges.
Hospitals
The world's biggest hospital is in Soweto.
Languages
More than 1,000 different languages are spoken in Africa.
CoffeeCup - HTML Editor- Flash - Web Design Software
A Service of
Kaydee Charitable Trust
Registered in New Zealand as a Charitable Trust on 16 August 1994

Contact the Webmaster at webmaster@africaarise.org.nz
Copyright © 2007 - 2010 Kaydee Charitable Trust All rights reserved. - Last updated on Friday 22 January 2010
Website Design © MeCount Business Systems Ltd - Best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 @ 1024 x 768 or higher Resolution
Fast Facts