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The Geography and Climate of Africa World Studies
Africa Africa is the 2 nd largest continent in both land area and population after Asia. Approx. 1 billion humans live in Africa. The continent is made up of a vast variety of human, physical and political features.
Political Africa Africa is made up of 54 countries. The countries vary in terms of language, ethnicity, religion, government, economy, and level of wealth. Problems facing many African nations include extreme poverty, AIDS, civil war, malaria, starvation, government corruption, and joblessness.
Physical Africa Africa is made up of a variety of physical features including: rivers (Nile, Congo) lakes (Victoria) deserts (Sahara, Kalahari) mountains (Atlas) The continent also has many natural resources including minerals, oil, gold, and diamonds.
Climates of Africa- Savanna The African continent is made up of 4 major climate zones. Tropical Wet and Dry Savanna- Grassland with scattered trees and bushes. Enough rain to support some farming but when it does not rain, drought occurs. Makes up about 50 % of Africa. Most Africans live here.
Climates of Africa- Desert Desert is extremely dry, unable to support most forms of life. Two major deserts in Africa include the Sahara and the Kalahari. Desert makes up about 40 % of Africa.