PHYSICAL FEATURES OF EAST AFRICA Mount Kilimanjaro Highest point in Africa At 19,340 feet
PHYSICAL FEATURES OF CENTRAL and SOUTH AFRICA Congo Basin Namib Desert Kalahari
The equator runs through the middle of Africa. As a result, the climate in most of Africa is warm all year. However, some regions are very wet and others are very dry.
Sahara Desert Mediterranean Sea CLIMATE OF NORTH AFRICA
CLIMATE OF WEST AFRICA Sahel Desert The climate of West Africa varies widely from north to South. Climate ranges from arid, semiarid to tropical wet and dry. As one gets closer To the equator it is tropical wet. Some coastal areas can get an average of more than 120 inches of rain a year. Arid Semiarid Tropical wet and dry Tropical wet
CLIMATE OF CENTRAL and SOUTH AFRICA variety of climates
VEGETATION ZONES OF AFRICA Tropical grasslands Desert scrub Broadleaf Evergreen Chaparral
Africa is home to 53 countries. 47 countries and 6 island nations. Sudan is the largest. Seychelles is the smallest country located north of Madagascar. It is an island Sudan Seychelles Africans speak at least 2,000 languages.
Scientists have found the bones of human-like species who lived in Africa millions of years ago.
Early African Americans were hunter and gathers. By 5,000 B.C.E Africans were raising animals and growing crops. The Nile River was home to Egyptians for more than 2,000 years. From 300C.E-1600C.E West Africa had 3 kingdoms in power. During this time wealth came from trading salt and copper from the mines.
1450-1850 African people were traded as slaves to Europe. This was called the “Atlantic slave trade”. 1700-1800’s Europeans set up colonies in Africa. By 914, European countries divided up most of Africa. 1957, Ghana became the first black African colony to gain independence. In 2002, most African countries joined the African Union which promotes peace an human rights.
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