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AASP200-Jan30 Geography of Africa - very diverse, extremely distinct regions make up the continent -Two important factors of geography of Africa 1- Size : 11.7 million sq. mi. 2- Various Regions - Five geographical regions 1- Mediterranean Basin : area that borders Mediterranean Sea (Northern Africa) 2- Deserts : 3 major deserts: 1- Sahara 2- Kalahari 3- Namib 3- Sahel : dry, steep territory south of the Sahara Desert -runs from Mauritania to Chad -Niger, Mali, Senegal, and Burkina Faso run through Sahelian belt as well -drying up (Desertification), desert encroaching on the Sahel area 4- Savanna: grassland territory -most dominant geographical region on the continent 5- Equatorial : makes up most of the rainforest, in central Africa -high rainfall and vegetation Physiographic Features of Africa: - make up of the land mass of Africa -plateaus, basins, mountains, lakes, rivers (Nile, Zambezi, Limpopo, Volta) -Nile stretches from East Africa all the way to Egypt, South to North -Volta and Niger Rivers intersect -land elevations Patterns of Rainfall:
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course AASP 200 taught by Professor Kargbo during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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