A Satellite View Africas Size 4600 MILES 5

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A Satellite View

A Satellite View

Africa’s Size 4600 MILES 5 0 0 0 M I L E S #

Africa’s Size 4600 MILES 5 0 0 0 M I L E S # Second largest continent 11, 700, 000 sq. mi. # 10% of the world’s population. # 2 ½ times the size of the U. S.

Mediterranean Sea ed R Bodies a Se er R L. Chad--> ive r of

Mediterranean Sea ed R Bodies a Se er R L. Chad--> ive r of A Water lf Gu <-- Of Nile River Nig r ve L. Albert--> g den n Co i o. R L. Victoria L. Tanganyika-> Indian Ocean Atlantic Ocean Zambezi River Limpopo River Orange River Pacific Ocean

The Mighty Nile River: “Longest River in the World”

The Mighty Nile River: “Longest River in the World”

The Congo River Basin # Covers 12% of the continent. # Extends over 9

The Congo River Basin # Covers 12% of the continent. # Extends over 9 countries. # 2, 720 miles long. # 99% of the country of Zaire is in the Congo River basin.

The Niger River Basin # Covers 7. 5% of the continent. # Extends over

The Niger River Basin # Covers 7. 5% of the continent. # Extends over 10 countries. # 2, 600 miles long.

Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric Power

ts. M las At Mountains & Peaks Δ Mt. Kenya . ts i. M

ts. M las At Mountains & Peaks Δ Mt. Kenya . ts i. M or z en w Ru Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro . ts rg je bu s n D ra M

The African Plateau

The African Plateau

Libyan Deserts Sahara Desert Sahel rt ese ib D Nam hari Kala ert Des

Libyan Deserts Sahara Desert Sahel rt ese ib D Nam hari Kala ert Des

The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert

Desertification

Desertification

The Sahel

The Sahel

Plains ley Rift Va l & Great Valleys

Plains ley Rift Va l & Great Valleys

Great Rift Valley 3, 000 miles long

Great Rift Valley 3, 000 miles long

Seismic Activity in Africa

Seismic Activity in Africa

Africa: The “Tropical” Continent Tropic of Cancer 20° N Equator 0° Tropic of Capricorn

Africa: The “Tropical” Continent Tropic of Cancer 20° N Equator 0° Tropic of Capricorn 20° S

African Trade Winds

African Trade Winds

West Africa: Home of our Hurricanes

West Africa: Home of our Hurricanes

Vegetation Zones

Vegetation Zones

The African Savannah: 13 million sq. mi.

The African Savannah: 13 million sq. mi.

African Rain Forest # Annual rainfall of up to 17 ft. # Rapid decomposition

African Rain Forest # Annual rainfall of up to 17 ft. # Rapid decomposition (very humid). # Covers 37 countries. # 15% of the land surface of Africa.

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Snow on the Equator?

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Snow on the Equator?

ts. M las Mediterranean Sea At a Sahel lley Nile River Great of A

ts. M las Mediterranean Sea At a Sahel lley Nile River Great of A L. Albert--> Δ Mt. Kenya o. R g L. Victoria n Δ Mt. Kilimanjaro Co r ive we Ru L. Tanganyika-> den Equator 0° Rift Va er R L. Chad--> ive r Indian Ocean ib D hari Kala ert Des Limpopo River. Orange River Mts rg bu s n aje Dr Pacific Ocean rt ese Tropic of Capricorn 20° S ts. Zambezi River M ori nz Nam Atlantic Ocean lf Gu <-- Nig Of AFRICA Se Sahara Desert Complete Topography ed R The Libyan Desert Tropic of Cancer 20° N

Natural Resources

Natural Resources