Geography of Africa

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Geography of Africa

  1. 1. The Geography of Africa
  2. 2. A Vast Continent  2nd largest continent  3Xs larger than U.S.  Transportation routes important
  3. 3. North Africa
  4. 4. West Africa
  5. 5. East Africa
  6. 6. Masai
  7. 7. Masai Sheild
  8. 8. Central Africa
  9. 9. Pygmies, or Baca
  10. 10. Southern Africa
  11. 11. Plateau – Elevated plain  Escarpments: steep cliffs that divide the plateau from the coastal plain
  12. 12. Cataract – rapids or a waterfall
  13. 13. Great Rift Valley  Eastern Africa  Two plates pulling apart  Origin of Humans
  14. 14. Rivers  Hydroelectric power: energy produced by moving water
  15. 15. Nile River  longest in world  Annual flooding in ancient times  Aswan High Dam
  16. 16. Congo River  Central Africa  Hydroelectric Power
  17. 17. Niger River  West Africa  Fishing  Farming  Irrigation
  18. 18. Zambezi River  Southern Africa  Victoria Falls
  19. 19. Mineral Exports  Copper  Diamonds  Oil
  20. 20. Human Environment Interaction  Humans adapt to conditions in the environment  or  Humans change the environment
  21. 21. Resources are unevenlydistributed
  22. 22. Question  Whyis it that people in Africa who live in areas with natural resources tend to be worse off than those who live in areas without natural resources?

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