S: Africa: Its Physical Geography
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FC: Africa: its Physical geography
2: Africa is the second largest continent. Which continent is bigger?
3: Africa is often called the plateau continent." The land is shaped like an upside-down pie plate. Much of the center is high, dry plateau.
4: The Sahara is the main physical feature in North Africa.
6: The Sahel region is in West Africa. The plains of the Sahel are mostly dry grassland.
7: The third longest river in Africa is the Niger River which runs through western Africa and the Sahel. It empties into a large lake called Lake Chad.
9: In Eastern Africa lies 3 large lakes; Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, and Lake Malawi.
10: Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world.
12: Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake.
13: Lake Malawi is the world's ninth largest lake.
14: Mt. Kilimanjaro is located in East Africa. It is the highest mountain in Africa.
15: The Congo basin is a major physical feature of Central Africa with the Zambezi river flowing through this region.
16: The Zambezi River system has many waterfalls. A famous one is the beautiful Victoria Falls.
18: Two deserts, the Namib and Kalahari, make up much of the southern part of Africa.