the geography of africa. the continent of africa second largest continent in the world 4,600 miles...
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The Geography of Africa Slide 2 The Continent of Africa Second largest continent in the world 4,600 miles East to West 5,000 miles North to South 1/5 of earths land surface Rivers are generally impossible to navigate (plateau to coast) Steep shoreline allows for few good harbors Very diverse environments Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 Deserts Makes up 40 % of continent Largely uninhabitable Temps up to 136 F, little rainfall Sahara in North, Kalahari in South Most of Sahara is flat gray wasteland, few sand dunes Sahara is of the continent, the size of the United States Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Rainforest Makes up 5% of continent Densely wooded area stretches across half of the middle of Africa Hot and humid; lots of rain; Natures Greenhouse Mahogany and teak trees, thick leaves create a canopy so little light hits rain forest floor few small plants Slide 14 Slide 15 Slide 16 Slide 17 Fertile Farmlands/Grassy Plains Mediterranean climate Northern Coast and Southern Tip good climates and fertile soil Sunny, dry, and hot, winters mild Rainfall is moderate Densely populated because of good soils and weather Slide 18 Savannas Grassy plains Makes up 40% of Continent Tall grasses, acacia trees Two rainy seasons, supporting good agriculture (sorghum, millet) Slide 19 Slide 20 Slide 21 Slide 22 The Sahel coastline Dry grassland, sparse rainfall (can lead to drought) Land at Southern edge of the Sahara Desertification steady process of the drying of the soil Slide 23 Slide 24 Slide 25 Slide 26