Republic of South Africa: Land and Economy Created by Mr. Raponi
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South Africa sprawls across 471,440 square miles, an area three timeThe Land the size of ____________________. Within South Africa are two small independent nations, Lesotho and Swaziland These are known as ________________, small countries surrounded by a larger country.
South Africa touches theCoasts _____________ Ocean on the west, and the _______________ Ocean on both the south and the east. Northwest along the Atlantic coast stretches the ________________ desert. Farther south lies the ________________________, one of the southernmost points of Africa.
A large plateau spreads through theA Plateau center of South Africa and it ranges from 2,000 feet all the way up to 8,000 feet. Part of the South African plateau is made up of flat, grass-covered plains called the ________________.
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A group of mountain chains called theMountains ________________ circle the plateau and divide it from the coastal area. This escarpment rises to its highest elevation in the ___________________ Mountains. Many peaks here are more than 10,000 feet tall.
South Africa lies south ofClimate the ___________________ and when it is summer in the northern hemisphere, it is winter in the south. But I In winter, the plateau is thought cool and sunny and that this sometimes the was temperatures fall below Africa??? freezing. ____________________- a major port city has a Mediterranean cool climate.
South Africa has theThe Economy most ____________ economy in Africa. Workers mine ½ of Africa’s minerals and produce most of Africa’s manufactured goods. Not all South African workers take part in this prosperous economy.
South Africa is one of the Minerals richest countries in terms of ______________ wealth. South Africa produces 1/3 of the _____________ mined in the world each year. South Africa also has the world’s largest deposit ofI KNOW I USED THIS diamonds.BEFORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
South Africa’s industrial workers produce manyManufacturing ____________________ goods. Many of the products that South Africans use are made in their own factories. South Africa also exports metal products, chemicals, clothing, and processed food.
Most of South Africa isFarming either too _____________ or too _____________ to farm. South Africa’s farmers grow enough food for the country’s needs as well as some for export. Among the crops grown are corn, fruits, potatoes, and wheat.
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