Africa is the second largest continent on Earth. Only Asia is larger. If however, North and South America are counted as one continent, Africa is in third place. It covers about 30.24405 million square kilometers (mainland and islands together), which is 20.3% of the total land surface of the earth. There are more than 1 billion people, about one-seventh of the world population.

Almost all of Africa is regarded as Third World. Some people count the whole continent, others only the countries south of the Sahara, excluding South Africa.

Sightings of The Wandelgek (known after thorough field research):