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Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With AfricaR}}/1e9 round 1}} billion peopleref as of Year, it accounts for about 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 worldwide 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, 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.

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Total Publications
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293,772
Prior Five Years
75,789
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2,579,502
Prior Five Years
334,509
Total Scholars
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190,161
Prior Five Years
141,276

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