Africa Africa is the worlds second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earths total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 65 territories (including 54 recognized states), it accounts for about 14.72% of the worlds human population.
Africa The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagoes and has 54 sovereign states ("countries") and two states with limited recognition.
AfricaAfrica, particularly central Eastern Africa, is widelyregarded within the scientific community to be theorigin of humans and the Hominidae clade (greatapes), as evidenced by the discovery of the earliesthominids and their ancestors, as well as later onesthat have been dated to around seven million yearsago – including Sahelanthropustchadensis, Australopithecus africanus, A.afarensis, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster– with the earliest Homo sapiens (modern human)found in Ethiopia being dated to circa 200,000years ago.
African clothing Traditional South African clothing varies between different tribes. However the common garb would be a 2 piece animal hide skirt usually made from buck hide. Some women wear long beaded necklaces which extend over there breasts. In addition, ankle and wrist bead wear is also common. Men in power would pride themselves with extra covering from cheetah skin.