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The World's Largest Desert

The world's largest desert, the Sahara, is in Africa. It is so huge that it is larger than the continental U.S.

   

The Butterfly Effect

The largest known butterfly is Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing from New Guinea which has a wingspan of approximately 280 mm; the smallest butterfly, the Dwarf Blue from Africa has a wingspan of only 13 mm.

   

Rich are we!!!

Like Brazil, Peru,and Australia, the Democratic´s Republic of Congo has one of the richest ecosystems in the world.

   

Oil in Africa

Africa's oil is unique because it is mostly "sweet" crude, with a low sulphur content, which is easier and cheaper to refine into gasoline or other products. The United States is poised to take as much as 25 per cent of its oil from Africa within the next 10 years

   

Diamonds

The majority of the diamonds traded in the world’s gem capital originate in Africa.

   
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