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    • CLIMATE AND TOPOGRAPHY
    • Tropical Rainforest Humid Subtropical Mediterranean Savanna Steppe Desert Highland Marine
    • Over 50% of Africa has inadequate precipitation 92% of the continent of Africa experiences climatic contrasts; shortage of water where it is needed most and oversupply of water where it cannot be fully used About 8% of Africa has a tropical climate with 10 to 12 months of rainfall
    • Africa has about one-third of all the arid lands in the world Africa does not show excessive variations of temperature Great heat is experienced in the lower plains and desert regions of North Africa
    • The most important climatic differences are due to variations in the amount of rainfall
    • Vegetation in February and August Intensified rainfall especially on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea and in the upper Nile basin
    • Did you Know? The rainiest district in all Africa is a strip of coastland west of Mount Cameroon, where there is a mean annual rainfall of about 390 in (9906 mm) as compared with a mean of 458 in (11600 mm) at Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, India
    • •The countries bordering the Sahara desert are much exposed to a very dry wind, full of fine particles of sand, blowing from the desert towards the sea. Egypt = khasim Mediterranean = sirocco Guinea coast = harmattan
    • •THE HIGHEST POINT IN AFRICA IS MOUNT KILIMANJARO, 5891.8 METERS (19330 FT) IN TANZANIA. THE LOWEST POINT IS LAKE ASAL 153 METERS (502 FT) BELOW THE SEA LEVEL, IN DJIBOUTI
    • The Great Rift Valley is one of the world's longest earthquake faults.