South Africa 5 themes of geography Ingrid Jamay PowerPoints
Relative Location Surrounded by Namibia , Botswana , Zimbabwe , and Mozambique Absolute Location 25 degrees south , 28 degrees east
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
Cities minibus taxis Food President Jacob Zuma
Physical Characteristics Major Mountains in South Africa; Njesuthi - 3408 meters Sentinel- 3165 meters Cathaderal Park- 3004 meters Sneeuberg- 2027 meters Tafelberg- 1969 meters
Sentinel Njesuthi TafelBerg Sneeuberg Cathaderal Park
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
South Africa also have livestock farming. They have animals like : sheep, cows, ostrich, antelope, etc.
Climate The Northwest part of South Africa is very dry . The south part of South Africa is usually a tropical climate.
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
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
City of Cape Town City of Johannesburg Ethekwini City of Tshwane Nelson Mandela Bay Metro
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
Chris Barnard, Ferdinand Chauvier , Allan Cormack
For More Information About South Africa southafrica.info or southafrica.net