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South Africa

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

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