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Africa geography

  1. 1. Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
  2. 2. A Satellite View
  3. 3. Africa’s Size# Second largest continent  11,700,000 sq. mi.# 10% of the world’s population.# 2 ½ times the size of the U. S.5000MILES4 6 0 0 M I L E S
  4. 4. BodiesOfWaterNile RiverCongo RiverZambezi RiverNiger RiverOrange RiverLimpopo RiverMediterranean SeaAtlantic OceanPacific OceanIndian OceanRedSeaL. VictoriaL. Albert-->L. Chad-->L. Tanganyika-><--GulfofAden
  5. 5. The Mighty Nile River:“Longest River in the World”
  6. 6. The Congo River Basin# Covers 12% of thecontinent.# Extends over 9countries.# 2,720 miles long.# 99% of the countryof Zaire is in theCongo 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. DrajensburgMts.RuwenzoriMts.Δ Mt. KenyaΔ Mt. KilimanjaroMountains&PeaksAtlas Mts.
  10. 10. The African Plateau
  11. 11. Deserts Sahara DesertSahelKalahariDesertNamibDesertLibyan Desert
  12. 12. The Sahara Desert
  13. 13. Desertification
  14. 14. The Sahel
  15. 15. Valleys&PlainsGreatRiftValley
  16. 16. Great Rift Valley3,000 miles long
  17. 17. Seismic Activity in Africa
  18. 18. Africa:The“Tropical”ContinentTropic of Cancer20° NTropic of Capricorn20° SEquator 0°
  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. TheCompleteTopographyOfAFRICANile RiverCongo RiverZambezi RiverNiger RiverOrange RiverLimpopo RiverMediterranean SeaAtlantic OceanPacific OceanIndianOceanRedSeaL. VictoriaL. Albert-->L. Chad-->L. Tanganyika-><--GulfofAdenDrajensburg Mts.RuwenzoriMts.Δ Mt. KenyaΔ Mt. KilimanjaroSahara DesertSahelKalahariDesertNamibDesertLibyan DesertGreatRiftValleyAtlas Mts.Tropic of Cancer20° NTropic of Capricorn20° SEquator 0°
  26. 26. Natural Resources

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