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Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro

the two largest mountains in Africa

Victoria Falls

a waterfall a.k.a. "smoke that thunders"

Africa's rivers

provide hydroelectric power and transportation

Tropical Rainforest

climate with significant amount of rainfall; lies along equator and Congo River

Tropical Savana

climate that supplies grasslands for continent's famous large animals

Desert

climate that covers more of Africa than any other climate

Nigeria

country with largest oil reserves

Steppe

other climate found in sub sahara africa

Diamonds and gold

deposits famous in South Africa

Raw Materials

colonial rulers used Africa as a source of _____________ and left the continent largely undeveloped.

(7) crops that grow in Africa south of the sahara

coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, cacao, bananas, peanuts

Drought

constant problem for African farmers

Salt

In West Africa, wealthy empires emerged by trading ___ for gold.

Europeans

In 1400's and 1500's _________ began trading with African societies.

Mid 1900's

When most African nations won their independence

Better living conditions

why people are flocking to cities in Africa

Great Rift Valley

a landform that is the result of a steep walled gash in the earth's crust

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