African Geography

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African Geography

  1. 1. Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
  2. 2. A Satellite View
  3. 3. Africa’s Size 4600 MILES 5 0 0 0 M I L E S# Second largest continent  11,700,000 sq. mi.# 10% of the world’s population.# 2 ½ times the size of the U. S.
  4. 4. Mediterranean SeaBodies Nile River Of L. Chad-->Water L. Albert--> L. Victoria L. Tanganyika-> Indian Ocean Atlantic Ocean Zambezi River Limpopo River Orange River Pacific Ocean
  5. 5. The Mighty Nile River: “Longest River in the World”
  6. 6. The Congo River Basin # Covers 12% of the continent. # Extends over 9 countries. # 2,720 miles long. # 99% of the country of Zaire is in the Congo River basin.
  7. 7. The Niger River Basin # Covers 7.5% of the continent. # Extends over 10 countries. # 2,600 miles long.
  8. 8. Hydroelectric Power
  9. 9. Mountains & Peaks Δ Mt. Kenya Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro
  10. 10. The African Plateau
  11. 11. Libyan DesertDeserts Sahara Desert Sahel
  12. 12. The Sahara Desert
  13. 13. Desertification
  14. 14. The Sahel
  15. 15. Valleys &Plains
  16. 16. Great Rift Valley 3,000 miles long
  17. 17. Seismic Activity in Africa
  18. 18. Africa: Tropic of Cancer 20 N The“Tropical” Equator 0Continent Tropic of Capricorn 20 S
  19. 19. African Trade Winds
  20. 20. West Africa:Home of our Hurricanes
  21. 21. Vegetation Zones
  22. 22. The African Savannah: 13 million sq. mi.
  23. 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.
  24. 24. Mt. Kilimanjaro:Snow on the Equator?
  25. 25. Mediterranean Sea Libyan Desert The Tropic of Cancer 20 N Sahara Desert Complete Sahel Nile River L. Chad-->Topography Equator 0 L. Albert--> Δ Mt. Kenya L. Victoria Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro Of L. Tanganyika-> Indian Ocean Atlantic Ocean AFRICA Zambezi River Tropic of Capricorn Limpopo River 20 S Orange River Pacific Ocean
  26. 26. Natural Resources

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