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Study Guide Africa

Unit 8 Africa

TermDefinition
Sahara largest hot desert - northern Africa
farming in the Sahel is difficult because there is not enough rainfall
2 causes of desertification overgrazing and cutting down trees for fuel
Characteristics of a savanna grassland
Characteristics of the African tropical rainforest hot & humid, near the equator, touches 37 countries
Major threat to the rainforest today is.. overpopulation/people
Major problems for those that depend on the Nile for water pollution from human & industrial waste
What could cause water wars in the future? competition among countries for the scarce water resources
why do some governments ignore industrial pollution? want it to be profitable $$$
Explain the "green line" of desertification line between the desert and cultivated areas
About 90% of the tropical rainforest has disappeared due to deforestation
What river in Africa crosses the equator twice? Congo
What river is known as the "oil delta" & why? Niger River because there is an area with a lot of petroleum
What is the world's longest river? Nile River
Tallest mountain in Africa is ... Mt. Kilimanjaro
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