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forms border between zambia and zimbabwe
largest waterfall in the world
longest river in the world
white and blue nile
these two rivers meet in sudan
which way do the white and blue nile flow?
where do the white and blue nile empty?
manmade canal in egypt
the suez canal connects the mediterranean with the ___ sea
gravel covered plain
semi arid region south of sahara
climate changes and overgrazing
what caused the growing of the sahel?
tropical grasslands with scattered trees and shrubs
one of the world's largest savanna plains with millions of animals
located in the middle of the great rift valley of eastern africa near mt. kilamanjaro
largest lake in africa
this lake has a shallow depression (located in eastern africa)
largest desert in southern africa; has may oases which makes it habitable
this desert is semi arid w a sandy savanna
how long is the namib desert?
oldest desert in the world
a copper exporting nation
4th largest river
great rift valley
largest rift valley in the world
what part of africa is the great rift valley located?
t/f: surrounding lakes and rivers in the great rift valley are deep
t/f: the great rift valley was caused by diverging tectonic plates
river located near equator; central and western africa
majority of africa's tropical rainforests are located here (river)
central and western africa
where is the congo river located?
hot dry air streams from the sahara
t/f: a harmattan is welcome in the summer because it dries up moisture left by heavy summer rains
means "shore" or "edge"
the sahel extends from _____ to _____
one of the deepest and longest freshwater lake in the world
steep often jagged hills
these mountains divide Uganda and the democratic republic of Congo
"mountains of the moon"
these mountains are located in south africa and lesotho
mountains that rise more than 11,000 feet and form part of the escarpment along the southern edge of the continent
river that means "great river"
this river flows nOrtheast and then curves southeast to the niger COAST
this river is a major means of transportation
how deep is the zambezi river
passage where freshwater meets seawater
has half about half of the world's gold
this location receives an abundant amount of rainfall because it is located near the equator
5 percent of the worldwide oil reserves is located in africa ____ of the sahara
nutrients from the soil
faults in earth's crust
how was the great rift valley formed?
west of the eastern highlands
where are the ruwenzori mountains located?
uganda and the democratic republic of congo
what countries do the ruwenzi mountains divide?
outside the great rift valley in west-central africa
where is lake chad located?
ghana west africa
where is lake volta located?
one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and was built to provide hydroelectric power to ghana
series of plateaus rising form west to east
describe the sub-saharan africa physical geography