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Information about African geography

Published on September 30, 2014

Author: ls011159

Source: slideshare.net

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1. Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

2. A Satellite View

3. Africa’s Size 5000 MILES 4 6 0 0 M I L E S # Second largest continent  11,700,000 sq. mi. # 10% of the world’s population. # 2 ½ times the size of the U. S.

4. Bodies Of Water Mediterranean Sea Red Sea Nile River Congo River L. Victoria Zambezi River Niger River Limpopo River Orange River Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Pacific Ocean L. Albert--> L. Chad--> L. Tanganyika-> <--Gulf of Aden

5. The Mighty Nile River: “Longest River in the World”

6. The Congo River Basin # Covers 12% of the continent. # Extends over 9 countries. # 2,720 miles long. # 99% of the country of Zaire is in the Congo River basin.

7. The Niger River Basin # Covers 7.5% of the continent. # Extends over 10 countries. # 2,600 miles long.

8. Hydroelectric Power

9. Δ Mt. Kenya Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro Ruwenzori Mts. Drajensburg Mts. Mountains & Peaks Atlas Mts.

10. The African Plateau

11. Libyan Desert Deserts Sahara Desert Sahel Namib Desert Kalahari Desert

12. The Sahara Desert

13. Desertification

14. The Sahel

15. Valleys & Plains Great Rift Valley

16. Great Rift Valley 3,000 miles long

17. Seismic Activity in Africa

18. Africa: The “Tropical” Continent Tropic of Cancer 20° N Equator 0° Tropic of Capricorn 20° S

19. African Trade Winds

20. West Africa: Home of our Hurricanes

21. Vegetation Zones

22. The African Savannah: 13 million sq. mi.

23. African Rain Forest # Annual rainfall of up to 17 ft. # Rapid decomposition (very humid). # Covers 37 countries. # 15% of the land surface of Africa.

24. Mt. Kilimanjaro: Snow on the Equator?

25. The Complete Topography Of AFRICA Mediterranean Sea Red Sea Nile River Libyan Desert Congo River L. Albert--> Ruwenzori Mts. Zambezi River Niger River Limpopo River Namib Desert Orange River Equator 0° Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Pacific Ocean L. Victoria L. Chad--> L. Tanganyika-> <--Gulf of Aden Drajensburg Mts. Δ Mt. Kenya Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro Sahara Desert Sahel Kalahari Desert Great Rift Valley Atlas Mts. Tropic of Cancer 20° N Tropic of Capricorn 20° S

26. Natural Resources

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