Unit 7 Africa South of the Sahara - Mr. Reams Room

The Republic of Angola covers 1,247,000 km² in the western region of Southern Africa
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The beautiful tropical rainforest, where plant life is so lush that sunlight rarely reaches the ground, is found below the Sahel, in West Africa and into the central part of the continent. The rivers provided the only access to the interior of this part of the continent. When colonial powers arrived in Africa, they set up an "entrepot" where the river emerged into the ocean, and traded and stored goods there. Many of the countries on the West African coast (Togo, Benin, Cameroon) are shaped the way they are to contain a river and its mouth Tragically, a major part of the trade was in slaves.

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Unit Seven - Africa South of the Sahara

Below the Sahara is the area known as the Sahel, a high plateau of land that is mostly savanna, plains studded with occasional trees. This area is quite warm and has low to moderate rainfall. The Great Rift Valley runs north-south through the eastern part of Africa, and north of Africa into the Red Sea. This area is where the earliest fossils of early hominids have been found. Two volcanic peaks, Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest point in Africa) are found near the Lakes region. The volcanic ash makes for fertile soil, and the warm climate and plentiful rainfall mean that the growing season is limited only by legal holidays—food can be grown all year round. This area is densely populated, and has a high birth rate.

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The Sahara desert now comprises eight percent of the world’s land area — one could actually place the entire continental United States within the Sahara Desert and still have a few thousand square miles of desert left over. In reality, eleven countries have parts of the Sahara Desert within their borders. They are: Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Chad, Morocco, Eritrea, Niger, Mauritania, Mali, and the Sudan.

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is the warmest continent. The equator runs through Africa about halfway between the northern-most and southern-most points. Over three-quarters of Africa is in the tropics; only the upper part of the Sahara, the Mediterranean area, and the southern tip of Africa, are outside of the tropics. Except for the peaks of high mountains, it never freezes in these tropical regions. Because of being in the tropics, the snow line is much higher up than it would be on a mountain of similar height in the temperate zone.

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The Nile river flows north through the Sahara on the eastern edge of Africa. The White Nile rises in the Great Lakes region of Africa, south of the Sahara Desert, and is joined by the Blue Nile in Sudan, near Khartoum. The Nile then flows north into the Mediterranean Sea.

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Take a peek at northern Africa on a map, and most of what you in fact see is the Sahara. From the Atlantic, north to the Mediterranean, and east to the Red Sea, most of Africa’s northern reaches have been swallowed up by the ever-expanding Sahara.

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Interestingly, “Sahara,” in Arabic, means desert. Therefore, any reference to the “Sahara Desert” is a bit redundant. Some of the acts about this massive and arid expanse can be interesting, or downright confounding!

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Truly, some of the facts about the Sahara Desert are strange indeed. Then again, is this really surprising? The sahara is a vast expanse stretching for over 3,000 miles across the northern tier of Africa. That’s a lot of space in which environmental, geological, and other quirks can occur.