Southern Africa Geography

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Southern Africa Geography

  1. 1. Southern Africa Geography
  2. 2. Countries <ul><li>Namibia </li></ul><ul><li>Botswana </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbabwe </li></ul><ul><li>Mozambique </li></ul><ul><li>Comoros </li></ul><ul><li>Madagascar </li></ul><ul><li>Swaziland </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Lesotho </li></ul>
  3. 4. Southern Africa is made up of… <ul><li>Plateaus in Nambia </li></ul>Drakensberg Mountain Range “ Dragon Mountains” Southern African Plains Okavango River
  4. 5. <ul><li>A plateau is an area made up of land that rises </li></ul><ul><li>directly into the air from a narrow plain. </li></ul><ul><li>An escarpment is the steep face at the edge of </li></ul><ul><li>the plateau or other raised area. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>~Both the mountains and the plains play important roles in Southern Africa’s geography. </li></ul><ul><li>~The mountains serve as borders between neighboring countries. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Can you guess what animals you might in the plains of Southern Africa?
  7. 8. Drakensberg Mountain Range are located in South Africa. “ Dragon Mountains”
  8. 9. <ul><li>Inyanga Mountains are located between Zimbabwe and Mozambique. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Okavango </li></ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Limpopo </li></ul>-Flows from Angola to a basin in Botswana -Has 19 waterfalls!
  10. 11. Climate and Vegetation <ul><li>Southern Africa also consist of: </li></ul><ul><li>SAVANNAS </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul><ul><li>DESERTS </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul><ul><li>TROPICAL FORESTS </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>A veld is an open grassland or savanna where short trees and shrubs grow. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Hold your horses… <ul><li>Not all of Southern Africa is desert, Madagascar is in fact mostly tropical forest. </li></ul>Deforestation is destroying many of the animals and forests in the tropical forests of Madagascar.
  13. 16. More natural resources… <ul><li>Timber </li></ul><ul><li>Hydroelectricity </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>BUT…. </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals are #1 </li></ul>
  14. 17. South Africa South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
  15. 18. Coal Platinum Copper Uranium Iron Ore
  16. 19. <ul><li>NEGATIVE </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this ironic? (think about Central Africa) </li></ul>

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