African countries are uniquely identified by nicknames. These countries acquired their names basing on the beauty, geography, hospitality, people and natural resources. We bring you the real size of African and the nicknames of African countries in this Post.
Why is matters: Africa is the world’s largest continent with a total area of 11.7 million square miles. The continent is three times larger than the United States of America. The continent is the most loved by tourists for it’s natural habitats.
The big picture: Africa, the world’s largest continent has remained the leading destination for Tourists in the world due to its unique natural resources. Africa’s total area is 11.7 million square miles, according to the African Union.
If Africa was a backpack, it would be big enough to carry; The United States of America, China, India, Mexico, Peru, France, Germany and you will still have space to carry more other countries.
Originally, according to history scholars, the ancient name of Africa was Alkebulan. Alkebu-lan “mother of mankind” or “garden of Eden”.
As the world evolved, all the 54 African countries started getting names that symbolizes how beautiful Africa is as seen by Tourists.African as a continent was nicknamed “Land of Ham”. Ham means Dark skin.
Nicknames of African Countries:
1 Nigeria 🇳🇬 ( The Giant of Africa)
2 Malawi 🇲🇼 ( The warm Heart of Africa)
3 Gambia 🇬🇲 (The smiling coast of Africa) 4 Cameroon 🇨🇲 (The hinge of Africa)
5 Ghana 🇬🇭 ( The gate way to Africa)
6 Namibia 🇳🇦 (The gem of Africa)
7 South Africa 🇿🇦 (The rainbow Nation)
8 Uganda 🇺🇬 (The pearl of Africa)
9 Madagascar 🇲🇬 ( The Red Island)
10 Lesotho 🇱🇸 ( The kingdom in the sky) 11 Egypt 🇪🇬 ( The gift of the Nile)
12 Ethiopia 🇪🇹 (The Horn of Africa)
13 Burkina faso 🇧🇫 ( The land of upright Men)
14 Morocco 🇲🇦 ( The land of Colours)
15 Seychelles 🇸🇨 (The land of perpetual summer)
16 Mauritius 🇲🇺 (The continent island)
17 Comoros 🇰🇲 (The perfume island)
18 sierra leone 🇸🇱 (salone)
19 Chad 🇹🇩 (The dead heart of Africa)
20 Mali 🇲🇱 (The Eyes of Africa)
21 Djibouti 🇩🇯 ( The pearl of the gulf of tadyjoura)
22 cape Verde 🇨🇻 (IIha do)
23 Sao Tome and principle 🇸🇹 (The chocolate island)
24 Benin 🇧🇯 (Black Sparta)
25 Guinea 🇬🇳 ( The west Africa water tower)
26 Zambia 🇿🇲 (The Air condition State)
27 Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 (The jewel of Africa)
28 Angola 🇦🇴 (The Kuwait of Africa)
In Numbers: Africa, the land of black people is estimated at;
1. Africa’s total area is 11.7 million square miles.
2. Africa has 54 countries
3. These 18 countries combined can all fit in Africa and still leave space;
The United States of America (32.4%), China (31.6%), India (10.8%), Mexico (6.5%), Peru (4.2%), France (2.1%), Spain (1.7%), Papua New Guinea (1.5%), Sweden (1.5%), Japan (1.3%), Germany (1.2%), Norway (1.1%), Italy (1.0%), New Zealand (0.9%), United Kingdom ( 0.8%), Nepal (0.06%), Bangladesh (0.5%), Greece (0.4%) Total percentage fill 99.9% (11.71 million sq.).
What they say: Winston Churchill named Uganda the Pearl of Africa in his book, ”My African Journey’- 1908. Winston was referring to the magnificence, color, life, birds, reptiles, insects, beasts, mammals, and vegetations of Uganda.
Thomas Sankara, one of Burkina Faso’s former presidents named the country, “The Land of Upright men” or the land of incorruptible people during his fight against corruption which was being promoted by western democracies on Africa.