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the four major bodies of water that surround africa are...
Indian ocean, Atlantic ocean, Red sea,Mediterranean sea
name the tallest mountain in africa
mount killimanjaro
name three island nations on the map of africa
madagascar, seychelles, and comoros
name five deserts located in africa
kalahari desert, nubian desert, libyan desert, tibesti desert, and namib desert
escarpment
a long cliff or steep, rock-faced slope. it separates two level land surfaces (can be different elevations)
plateau
a flat elevated area of land usually has one steep side. africa has many high plateaus
basin
a valley or a depression of the surface of the ground. the lowest point usually has a lake or a river running throught it
rift
a long, deep valley usually with mountainous slopes
volcano
a mountain or hill over an opening in the Earth's crust where molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected
mountain
a natural elevation of land higher than a hill. mount killimanjaro is the tallest(19340ft)
lake
an inland body of water of considerable size
lake victoria is the source of the nile river 2nd largest freshwater in world
lake tanginika is the 2nd deepest
river
a fairly large natural stream of water
major rivers
nile, zaire, zambezi, niger
waterfall
a steap descent of water from a river or stream many rivers in Africa have steep waterfalls-makes it difficult to navigate inland
rain forest
a densely forested area, usually found near the equator, where rain falls nearly every day
tall trees, unique wildlife, bad soil, most diverse assembly
savanna
flat grassland in tropical region with scattered trees
-two seasons
short, rainy season longer,dry season
semi-desert
a region with sparse vegetation (lika desert)
seasonal rainfall(lika savanna)
the sahel (south of sahara)
desert
extremely dry with only 10 in of raina yr
temps extreme
ex
namib kalahari