The Geography of Africa

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Published on September 24, 2008

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Slide 1: The Geography of Africa Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Slide 2: A Satellite View Slide 3: Africa’s Size Second largest continent  11,700,000 sq. mi. 10% of the world’s population. 2 ½ times the size of the U. S. 5000 MILES 4 6 0 0 M I L E S Slide 4: Bodies Of Water Nile River Congo River Zambezi River Niger River Orange River Limpopo River Mediterranean Sea Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean Red Sea L. Victoria L. Albert--> L. Chad--> L. Tanganyika-> <--Gulf of Aden Slide 5: The Mighty Nile River:“Longest River in the World” Slide 6: The Congo River Basin Covers 12% of thecontinent. Extends over 9countries. 2,720 miles long. 99% of the countryof Zaire is in theCongo River basin. Slide 7: The Niger River Basin Covers 7.5% of the continent. Extends over 10 countries. 2,600 miles long. Slide 8: Hydroelectric Power Slide 9: Drajensburg Mts. Ruwenzori Mts. Δ Mt. Kenya Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro Mountains & Peaks Atlas Mts. Slide 10: The African Plateau Slide 11: Deserts Sahara Desert Sahel Kalahari Desert Namib Desert Libyan Desert Slide 12: The Sahara Desert Slide 13: Desertification Slide 14: The Sahel Slide 15: Valleys & Plains Great Rift Valley Slide 16: Great Rift Valley 3,000 miles long Slide 17: Seismic Activity in Africa Slide 18: Africa:The“Tropical”Continent Tropic of Cancer 20° N Tropic of Capricorn20° S Equator 0° Slide 19: African Trade Winds Slide 20: West Africa: Home of our Hurricanes Slide 21: Vegetation Zones Slide 22: The African Savannah:13 million sq. mi. Slide 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. Slide 24: Mt. Kilimanjaro:Snow on the Equator? Slide 25: The Complete Topography Of AFRICA Nile River Congo River Zambezi River Niger River Orange River Limpopo River Mediterranean Sea Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean Red Sea L. Victoria L. Albert--> L. Chad--> L. Tanganyika-> <--Gulf of Aden Drajensburg Mts. Ruwenzori Mts. Δ Mt. Kenya Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro Sahara Desert Sahel Kalahari Desert Namib Desert Libyan Desert Great Rift Valley Atlas Mts. Tropic of Cancer 20° N Tropic of Capricorn20° S Equator 0° Slide 26: Natural Resources

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