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  • 1. South Africa
    5 themes of geography
    Ingrid Jamay PowerPoints
  • 2. Location
  • 3. Relative Location
    Surrounded by Namibia , Botswana , Zimbabwe , and Mozambique
    Absolute Location
    25 degrees south , 28 degrees east
  • 4. Place
  • 5. Human Characteristics
    Population: 49,052,489 est. 2009
    Visits since 1997-2007: 9,000,000
    Top 2 major languages in South Africa are Afrikaans & English
    Structure if Government- constitutional democracy
    ( the government is based on the permission of people)
    Major transportations used in South Africa- minibus taxis or cars
  • 6. Cities
    minibus taxis
    Food
    President Jacob Zuma
  • 7. Physical Characteristics
    Major Mountains in South Africa;
    Njesuthi - 3408 meters
    Sentinel- 3165 meters
    Cathaderal Park- 3004 meters
    Sneeuberg- 2027 meters
    Tafelberg- 1969 meters
  • 8. Sentinel
    Njesuthi
    TafelBerg
    Sneeuberg
    Cathaderal Park
  • 9. Agriculture
    Fruits grown in South Africa like : grapes, apples, cherries, peaches, pears, mangoes, lychees, papayas, bananas, etc. are exported mostly to Europe
    Wine is a major export with South Africa. It has been ranked 5th largest maker worldwide
    Wheat and Sugarcanes are also grown in South Africa
  • 10. South Africa also have livestock farming. They have animals like : sheep, cows, ostrich, antelope, etc.
  • 11. Climate
    The Northwest part of South Africa is very dry . The south part of South Africa is usually a tropical climate.
  • 12. H.E.I
    Human Environment Interaction
    Cold weather are bad for growing food outside and raising animalds outside
    Warm weather is good for tourist and beach goers
  • 13. Region
    Formal Regions-
    City of Johannesburg- 3,888,180
    City of Cape Town- 3,497,097
    Ethekwini-3,468,086
    City of Tshwane-2,345,908
    Nelson Mandela Bay Metro-1,050,930
  • 14. City of Cape Town
    City of Johannesburg
    Ethekwini
    City of Tshwane
    Nelson Mandela Bay Metro
  • 15. Movement
    Major Exported Goods- gold, diamonds, platinum
    Inventions by South Africans-
    1. C.A.T Scan was developed by Allan Cormack
    2. Dr. Chris Barnard performed the first heart transplant
    3. The first swimming pool vaccum cleaner was invented by Ferdinand Chauvier
    for more inventions go on to
    www.southafrica.info/business/trends/innovations/inventions
  • 16. Chris Barnard, Ferdinand Chauvier , Allan Cormack
  • 17. For More Information About South Africa
    southafrica.info
    or
    southafrica.net