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Africa is the 2nd most populous continent on earth. It is home to a population of 1.1 billion to 1.2 billion people, with further Africans living in diaspora on other continents. It is the 2nd largest continent by area, able to fit the United States of America into its land mass three times. The average African speaks anything from three to seven languages and in total more than 2,000 languages are spoken on the continent. Prior to colonisation, Africa was divided into close to 10,000 different states. Some polities were multi-ethnic such as the federation of Kwararafa.
There are 56 countries within Africa, the most countries within any continent followed by Asia.
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