The lowest point in Africa is Lake Assal, which is 512 feet below sea level. This saline lake located in Djibouti is the third-lowest land depression in the world, following the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.Continue Reading
Lake Assal is 12 miles long and 4 miles wide. It has an average depth of 24 feet and a maximum depth of over 130 feet.
Because no water flows out of Lake Assal and there is a high evaporation level, it has a salinity level that is 10 times higher than that of the ocean. It is the second-most saline body of water in the world, following Don Juan Pond.Learn more about Africa
In terms of military power, Egypt is the most powerful country in Africa. Egypt has approximately 468,500 active military personnel at the front lines and 800,000 reserved personnel. It has over 10,000 armored fighting vehicles, over 4,700 tanks and 1,100 aircrafts.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the main animals being poached in Africa are rhinoceros and elephants. Other animals being poached in lesser amounts include lions, leopards, baboons, elands, impala, bushbuck, reedbuck, kudus and warthogs.Full Answer >
Highly populated countries in Africa include Nigeria, Ethiopia and Egypt. The Federal Republic of Nigeria has the highest population with a projected estimate of 177,096,000 people, as of 2015, according to AnswersAfrica.com. The United Nations' estimates predict that population growth in most African countries will double by the year 2050.Full Answer >
The physical features of Africa include the Sahara desert, Sahel, Ethiopian Highlands, savannas and rainforests. Some other major features are the Swahili Coast, Southern Africa, the Great Lakes and the Nile River.Full Answer >