Do you know how big Africa is?

by Ryan Streeter on September 9, 2013. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

One of the most amazing developments during my lifetime is how Africa went from being the poster child of global poverty to a picture of developing-world urbanization and market opportunity.

I haven’t spent a lot of time in Africa, but my visits there not only captured my imagination, they persuaded me the continent is full of untapped potential. As I’ve told my kids, it’s the entrepreneur’s playground of the future.

The visual below shows you just how big the place is. The picture gives you a sense of the potential of a continent filled with food, mineral, water, energy, and other resources capable of spawning a new era of entrepreneurship.

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