Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, including adjacent islands, it covers 20% of the earth's land area and is home to 16% of the world's human population. Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the world-wide median age was 30.4. Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita, in part due to geographic impediments, legacies of European colonisation in Africa and the Cold War, predatory/neo-colonialist activities by Western nations and China, and undemocratic rule and deleterious policies. Despite this low concentration of wealth, recent economic expansion and the large and young population make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.
Africa has a population of over 1,275,920,972 people.
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