Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. It is located in Tanzania in east Africa and has an elevation of 19,340 feet. The mountain formed millions of years ago as a result of volcanic activity.Continue Reading
There are three volcanic cones on Kilimanjaro: Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi. Kibo is the only volcano cone that could erupt again. As of 2014, the last eruption occurred over 360,000 years ago, but there has been activity in the last two centuries.
A portion of Kilimanjaro is covered by glaciers. They have been rapidly melting due to global warming. Local drinking water and crop irrigation are impacted as the ice disappears.Learn more about Africa
Africa is the second largest among the seven traditionally recognized continents in the world, which include Asia, South America, North America, Antarctica, Australia and Europe. As of 2015, Africa is also the second most populous continent.Full Answer >
Portions of the large continent of Africa sit in each of the four hemispheres: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western. While most of the continents are spread across more than one hemisphere, Africa is the only one to encompass all four.Full Answer >
The longest river in Africa is the Nile River, which a runs a total distance of 4,160 miles. The Nile River is also the longest river in the world.Full Answer >
There are 54 fully recognized states in Africa. Africa is the second-largest continent in both size and population. It measures 11.7 million square miles and is home to 1.1 billion citizens.Full Answer >