AFR South A - South Africa: Geography Climate and Natural...

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South Africa: Geography Climate and Natural Resources South Africa, commonly confused with southern Africa, is a country that has a variety of features. I will discuss this country’s geography, climate and natural resources in order to give a better understanding of what it offers the world. Geography and Climate South Africa is located at the southernmost tip of Africa; it is surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and has six border countries. One of those countries Lesotho lies in the center of South Africa, making it Lesotho’s only neighboring country. The Limpopo River is one of the main rivers of South Africa it empties into the Indian Ocean. This river sometimes dries out if there is little rainfall. An online encyclopedia divides South Africa’s geography into three main components: “a great interior plateau; an escarpment of mountain ranges that rims the plateau on the east, south, and west; and a marginal area lying between the escarpment and the sea “(The Columbia Encyclopedia, 1998). The plateau goes by the name “Highveld” and consists of rolling grasslands. The largest mountain range is the Drakensburg Mountains, commonly referred to as the “dragons back” (Geographia, 2005). Some of the highest points on this escarpment reach to 10,000 feet high
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course AFR 375 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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