Normal Size Small Size show me how
Countries and terms of Africa
|It is a steep slope or long cliff that occurs from faulting.
|A large waterfall.
|A large depression in the Earth’s surface formed by shifting tectonic plates.
|Fractures in the Earth’s crust.
|A triangular section of land formed by sand and silt carried downriver.
|A passage where freshwater meets seawater.
|A disposal of waste products.
|The movement of people from rural areas to cities.
|Convenient business locations for rural dwellers, who travel there by foot, bus, or boat.
|It is small-scale agriculture that provides primarily for the needs of just a family or village.
|A land-use system, esp in tropical Africa, in which a tract of land is cultivated until its fertility diminishes.
|It is agriculture conducted at permanent settlements.
|It is farms produce crops on a large scale.
|They are grown to be sold for profit instead of used by the farmer.
|A land-management technique that helps protect farmland.
|It is resources such as trained workers, facilities, and equipment to build a refinery.
|It is selling and buying on the Internet.
|Divide Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
|These mountains rise to more than 11,000 feet (3,353 m) and form part of the escarpment along the southern edge of the continent.
|Great Rift Valley
|Stretches from Syria in Southwest Asia to Mozambique in the southeastern part of Africa.
|It is the largest lake in Africa, is located between the eastern and western branches of the Great Rift. It is the world’s second-largest freshwater lake, after Lake Superior in North America.
|The Niger is the main artery in western Africa, extending about 2,600 miles (4,184 km) in length. Originating in the highlands of Guinea, the river forms a great arc. It flows northeast and then curves southeast to the Nigerian coast.
|It meets the ocean in a delta. The Zambezi flows 2,200 miles (3,540 km) from its source near the Zambia-Angola border in the west to the Indian Ocean in the east, where it fans out in a delta that is 37 miles (60 km) wide.
|It reaches the sea through a deep estuary. The Congo’s estuary is 6 miles wide, and ships can navigate the deep water. The remaining 2,900 miles of the Congo form a large network of navigable waterways for smaller boats.
|The most populous African country south of the Sahara. ethnic and religious divisions continue to plague Nigeria today as it moves from harsh military rule to democracy.
|One of the region’s most densely populated countries, has 719 people per square mile.
|It has only 6 people per square mile. It offers clues to early way of life in Africa.
|A child born here is more likely to die of AIDS than of any other cause. The average life expectancy has fallen from 65 years to 39 years because of AIDS.
|A seaport in Nigeria which has a population of more than 10 million.
|The capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa.
|Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is on the Congo River. Once a site of fishing villages, Kinshasa is now an urban area with a 2014 population of over 11 million.
|Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions.
|An inland city which owes its origins and growth to the mining of gold.
|Farmers here have started to practice conservation farming. It is also a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas.
|The world’s largest producer of gold. The country also is a world leader in the production of gems and industrial diamonds.
|Has about one-third of the world’s known reserves of bauxite, the main ore used in making aluminum, but it cannot manufacture aluminum because it lacks the cheap energy, capital, and infrastructure.
|Kampala is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria.