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Geography of Africa


Physical featuredefinition
Sahara World’s largest, hot desert, covering most of Northern
Tropical Rainforest Central African tropical rainforest is the second largest in the world
Savanna Rolling grassland and scattered trees and shrubs
Nile River World’s longest river; flows northward into the Mediterranean Sea
Lake Victoria Reservoir for the Nile River; largest lake in Africa; 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world
Lake Tanganyika Longest lake and second deepest in the world; lies in central Africa
Kalahari Desert Large, dry, sandy area in southern Africa
Congo River Second longest river in Africa; crosses the equator twice and is surrounded by rain forest
Niger River Main river in western Africa; five African nations depend on it for water; flows into the Atlantic
Atlas Mountains Range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert
Equator An imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
Prime Meridian A Earth's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
Deforestation A major environmental issue in many African nations
Desertification The process by which dry land becomes a desert
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