Southern Africa Geography

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  • Southern Africa Geography
  • Countries
    • Namibia
    • Botswana
    • Zimbabwe
    • Mozambique
    • Comoros
    • Madagascar
    • Swaziland
    • South Africa
    • Lesotho
  • Southern Africa is made up of
    • Plateaus in Nambia
    Drakensberg Mountain Range Dragon Mountains Southern African Plains Okavango River
    • A plateau is an area made up of land that rises
    • directly into the air from a narrow plain.
    • An escarpment is the steep face at the edge of
    • the plateau or other raised area.
    • ~Both the mountains and the plains play important roles in Southern Africas geography.
    • ~The mountains serve as borders between neighboring countries.
  • Can you guess what animals you might in the plains of Southern Africa?
  • Drakensberg Mountain Range are located in South Africa. Dragon Mountains
    • Inyanga Mountains are located between Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
    • Okavango
    • Orange
    • Limpopo
    -Flows from Angola to a basin in Botswana -Has 19 waterfalls!
  • Climate and Vegetation
    • Southern Africa also consist of:
    • SAVANNAS
    • And
    • DESERTS
    • And
    • TROPICAL FORESTS
    • A veld is an open grassland or savanna where short trees and shrubs grow.
  • Hold your horses
    • Not all of Southern Africa is desert, Madagascar is in fact mostly tropical forest.
    Deforestation is destroying many of the animals and forests in the tropical forests of Madagascar.
  • More natural resources
    • Timber
    • Hydroelectricity
    • Irrigation
    • BUT.
    • Minerals are #1
  • South Africa South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
  • Coal Platinum Copper Uranium Iron Ore
    • NEGATIVE
    • Why is this ironic? (think about Central Africa)