World Geography Africa
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Africa is a huge..
How many feet is Africa above sea level
How deep can the basins be
5,000 feet deep
The congo river spans...
Africa's largest network of waterways
Why is it hard to travel
Most rift valleys and lakes are located in..
What is a rift valley
Thin valleys in which east Africa pulling away from the rest of the continent
There are lots of long, deep ...... in these valleys
What is lake tanganyika
longest freshwater lake in the world.
How long and deep is Lake Tanganyika?
420 miles long, 4,700 feet deep
What is Africa's largest lake?
What is Africas highest mountain?
Africa has lots of .....
Natural Resources and Minerals
Why is it hard to get resources in Africa?
Lack of proper equipment
Africa has large amounts of...
gold, platinum, chromium, cobalt, copper, phosphates and diamonds
Why is Africa behind other nations?
What are the leading petroleum producers?
Libya, Nigeria, and Algeria.
Who has untapped oil?
Angola and Gabon
How much oil comes from Africa?
20% of the worlds supply
what other commodities are there?
sugar, palm, cocoa
How many Africans farm for a living?
percent of exports are from farming?
How long is the Sahara desert
Other deserts in Africa?
Kalahari, ad Namib.
Some parts get too .... while others don't get ... rainfall.
much & enough
Which part of Africa gets the most rainfall?
Rainy season can last ..... months
Which coast gets a lot of rain
The ...... and other deserts don't get rain for several years
In the northern and southern tips you get ............ climate
Average Mediterranean climate temperature?
Where is the Serengeti Plain?
Tanzania, it has lots of grass
Where is the sahel/ what is it?
narrow, dry grassland. southern edge of the sahara
Where are tropical rain forests?
across central Africa
How much of rainforests are left?
The sahel is turning into a .....
To much vegetation/farming ....
wears the soil out
Nigeria is the ...... largest oil producer in the world
There have been ..... oil spills in Nigeria
People get ..... because of oil spills
There have been lots of .........
Aswan High damn was built to ....
deal with floods and droughts
Aswan dam created ........ behind it
The dam has helped
farmers and other folks avoid draught and floods
Since the water is still, ............ has increased
Millions of gallons of ............. is lost because of the dam
Rwanda is located in ______ Africa and has a population of about ______________
central Africa, 7 million
______________: this is the minority group making up _________ of population in Rwanda
Tutsis, 14 percent