There are always something new to learn about the world around us and the country that we live in. Here's a list of some random interesting facts about Africa and my home country, Australia.
- Africa is comprised of 52 countries.
- The largest is Sudan
- The Sahara Desert in Africa's north is the world's largest. It covers 9 million square kilometers (about 1 1/4 Australia's size)
- Africa's largest river is the Nile which at 6671 kilometers is also the world's longest river. It has a coastline of 37000 kilometers about the same as that of Australia
- Mr Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa's highest mountain, 5895 metres above sea level.
Who stood up for convict rights?
Governor Lachlan Macquarie
Who fought for a free press?
W C Wentworth
Who was the first woman to stand for election to public office?
Catherine H Spencer
Who became Australia's first Prime Minister?
Who was the first woman elected to parliament?
Who was the first indigenous person elected to the Commonwealth Parliament?