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Which has the smallest area?
The federal state of Saarland in Germany is 2,571 km² in size. Berlin has an area of 891km²- At 459km², the group of around 115 Seychelles islands is even smaller than Germany’s capital and the smallest country in Africa.
What is the size ratio between Europe and Africa?
Africa is the second largest continent on Earth, after Asia. Europe’s area is only a third of that of Africa. Map distortions often cause the African continent to look smaller than it is. In fact, Germany would fit into Africa 84 times.
Which of the following countries has the highest percentage of female members of parliament?
At 61%, Rwanda has the largest share of female members of parliament in the world! In Germany’s Bundestag, 32% of the members are female, putting Germany in 47th position globally, not far behind Zimbabwe in 45th place. The global average is 25%.
Which is older - the European Union (EU) or the African Union (AU)?
The EU as we know it today was founded in 1992. The AU emerged from its predecessor 10 years later (2002) Although they are structured and work differently, both organisations aim to promote close regional cooperation.
Roughly how many languages are spoken on the African continent?
There are slightly more than 2,000 different languages in Africa - that’s more than 25% of the languages spoken around the world. Another reminder of the incredible dimensions and diversity of the African continent, with its 55 countries and 1,216 billion inhabitants.
Which country has the largest expanse of glaciers?
The 5,895m high Mount Kilimanjaro is surrounded by an expanse of glaciers measuring an estimated 1.5km². A hard act to follow for the five German glaciers in the Alps, with an area of 0.5km² However, global warming poses an acute risk for all glaciers.
In Germany, around 20% of the population is younger than 20. What is the percentage in Africa (approximately)?
Roughly one in two Africans are younger than 20, making Africa the world’s youngest continent on average. That amount of young people means there is huge potential for creativity, innovation and sharing ideas.
Who has to contribute to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set out in the UN’s agenda 2030?
In 2015, the international community agreed on 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When it comes to achieving those goals, each of us can do their part. The AGYO can help you play an active role in sustainable development.
Which of the following rivers is longest?
With a length of 6,671 kilometres, the Nile is the longest river in Africa and, indeed, the world. The Congo runs 4,374 kilometres across Africa. The Rhine is Germany’s longest river, with a total length of 1,233 kilometres, making the Nile almost six times as long.
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