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Title: African Geography


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AfricanGeography
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Can you locate Africa?
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  • What are
  • some
  • geographic
  • features of
  • the
  • continent
  • of Africa?

http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa
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Geographic Features of Africa
  • Deserts
  • Rainforests
  • Savannas
  • Plateaus
  • Rivers
  • Waterfalls
  • Valleys
  • Mountains

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Africa has deserts
  • A desert is a dry often sandy region with little
    rainfall, extreme temperatures, and few plants.

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Africa hasrainforests
  • A rainforest is a forest with heavy yearly
    rainfall (over 100 inches per year!).

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Africa hassavannas
  • Savannas are rolling grasslands scattered with
    shrubs and a few trees. Savannas can be found
    between tropical rainforests and deserts.

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Africa hasplateaus
  • A plateau is an elevated (raised) area of flat
    land.

www.traveladventures.org
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Africa hasrivers
  • Africa is home to the Nile River, the worlds
    longest river (4,160 miles long!). There are two
    great branches of the Nile the White Nile, from
    East Africa, and the Blue Nile, from Ethiopia.

www.intute.ac.uk
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Africa haswaterfalls
  • A waterfall is water from a stream that falls
    from a steep cliff and continues downstream.

http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_falls
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Africa hasvalleys
  • A valley is a long lowland between ranges of
    mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having
    a river or stream running along the bottom.

www.pbase.com/shikamoo
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Africa hasmountains
  • A mountain is a natural elevation of the earth's
    surface having considerable mass, generally steep
    sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.

www.ewpnet.co.uk/Mount_Kenya
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Africa has 3 deserts
  • Africa is home to three deserts the Sahara,
    the Kalahari, and the Namib together they cover
    more than a quarter (25) of the continent.

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http//pubs.usgs.gov/gip/deserts/what/world.gif
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The Sahara Desert
  • The Sahara is the largest desert in the world,
    covering part or all of eleven African countries.
    The word Sahara is from the Arabic word for
    desert.

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The Sahara Desert
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The Sahara
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The Kalahari Desert
  • The Kalahari is a cold, rocky desert in southern
    Africa.

www.ucc.uconn.edu/epsadm03/africa1.jpeg
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The Kalahari Desert
www.satoa.co.uk
news.bbc.co.uk
www.env.leeds.ac.uk
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http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros
http//www.junglephotos.com/africa/afanimals/mamma
ls/lion.shtml
Kalahari Desert Wildlife
http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meerkat
http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildebeest
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The Namib Desert
  • The Namib, in southwest Africa, is one of the
    hottest, driest places on Earth, with less
    precipitation (rainfall) than even the Sahara.

http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namib
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The African Rainforests
  • Only one fifth of Africa is
  • actually rain forests.

www.mastgeneralstore.com/monroe/tai10.jpg
www.africantravel.com
www.zoo.org.au
www.csupomona.edu
www.micro.utexas.edu
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African Savannas
  • The animals that live in savannas have adapted to
    a great deal of changes in their food supply
    throughout the year. During the wet season,
    there is plenty of food and water. But during
    the dry season, food and water is hard to find.
    Many savanna animals migrate to deal with this
    problem.

www.krugerpark.co.za
http//en.wikipedia.org
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Ethiopian Plateau
  • The Ethiopian Plateau is between 5,000 and 6,000
    ft high. The plateau is cut by many deep valleys.
    The Nile River flows through the center of the
    plateau from its source, Lake Tana, Ethiopia's
    largest lake.

www.awqashtravel.com
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The Nile River
  • The source of the Nile is Lake Victoria. It takes
    3 months for the water to flow from Lake Victoria
    to the Mediterranean Sea!

www.pbase.com
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Victoria Falls
  • The Victoria Falls are almost a mile wide with a
    drop of over 330 feet into the gorge below.

http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_falls
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Great Rift Valley
www.unr.nevada.edu
The Great Rift Valley varies in width from thirty
to one hundred kilometers, and in depth from a
few hundred meters to several thousand meters. It
was named by the explorer John Walter Gregory.
www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Great_Rift_Valley
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Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in
    Africa. It is located in Northeast Tanzania,
    near the Kenya border. Kilimanjaro is an extinct
    volcano and is one of the most massive mountains
    in the world.

www.pilotguides.com
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Mount Kilimanjaro
  • For the adventurous, a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro
    is a must. Your climb would take you through the
    mists of the jungle to reach the snows and
    breath-taking views from the summit. Anyone up
    for a climb?

www.freedesktopwallpapers.net
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WowAfrica is truly a diverse continent!
  • Anyone else ready to explore more about Africa
    and the different civilizations that have lived
    here?

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