About africa
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% 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 and second-least wealthy by total wealth, behind Oceania. Scholars have attributed this to different factors including geography, climate, tribalism, colonialism, the Cold War, neocolonialism, lack of democracy, and corruption. 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.

Africa

assorted-color textiles
assorted-color textiles
car passing by in between trees
car passing by in between trees
lion in close up shot
lion in close up shot
brown and black desk globe
brown and black desk globe
Flamingo at the Walvis Bay wetland.
Flamingo at the Walvis Bay wetland.
red and yellow hot air balloon over field with zebras
red and yellow hot air balloon over field with zebras
three rhinos walking on farm road
three rhinos walking on farm road
woman with black and orange turban standing and glancing her right side
woman with black and orange turban standing and glancing her right side
group of people walking at the road carrying containers
group of people walking at the road carrying containers
group of people standing on brown ground
group of people standing on brown ground
giraffe walking towards green tree
giraffe walking towards green tree
herd of water buffalo walking on grass field during golden hour
herd of water buffalo walking on grass field during golden hour
tilt shift lens photography of brown wooden mask
tilt shift lens photography of brown wooden mask
silhouette of mountain ranges
silhouette of mountain ranges
Focused young African male athlete in sportswear running down along a race track on a sunny day
Focused young African male athlete in sportswear running down along a race track on a sunny day
five boys beside brick wall
five boys beside brick wall
vehicle running on raod during daytime
vehicle running on raod during daytime
brown elephant standing on brown field during daytime
brown elephant standing on brown field during daytime