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Last Updated: Thursday June 30 2005 14:11 GMT

Living in Africa

A child in Africa smiles
Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

There are 54 counties and around 831 million people live there - that's around 13% of the world's population.

Many different languages are spoken by the people of Africa, and there are also lots of different tribes.

Around 40% of Africans are Christians, 40% are Muslim and 20% follow other religions.

Africa is one of the world's poorest continents and over one in three Africans live on less than 55 pence a day.

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