LOCATION:Africa is located between latitudes 37 degrees North and 35 degrees south of the equator and 17 degrees west and 51 degrees east of the Greenwich meridian.
POSITION:Africa, the second largest continent in the world after Asia is bounded in the north by the Mediterranean Sea which separates Africa from Europe, in the south by the antlantic ocean, in the east by the Indian Ocean and to the north-eadt by the sued canal, the red Sea and the Gulf of Aden which separates Africa from Asia, Africa is the most tropical of all the continents, it's almost bisected by the equator and about 43% of Africa lies between the tropical of cancer and the tropic of capricon.
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SIZE:Africa in terms of Lans areas is the second largest continent after Asia. it is a huge continent which occupies 1/4 of the total land area of the world.the total land area of Africa is approximately 30million square kilometers, stretching for about 8000km from North to south and 7,500km from East to west,the Introduction of steemit in africa has touched a lot of lives in africa.
POLITICAL DVISIONS OF AFRICA:
Africa consists of about 48mainland countries and several islands.some islands in the Indian Ocean include malgasy(the largest island),zanzibar,comoro,mauritius,etc while some islands in the Atlantic Ocean includes Sao tome,cape verde,principe,canary and equatorial guinea.
MEANING :Landlocked countries refer to those countries which do not have an access or boundaries with the coast or oceans.
examples:landlocked countries include mali,niger,burkina faso,chad,central Africa Republic, uganda,rwanda,zambia,malawi,zimbabwe,botswana,and Sudan.
RELIEF AND DRAINAGE OF AFRICA
RELIEF OF AFRICA:
The relief of Africa can be grouped into the following relief groups,
(a) The east made up partly of mountains.
(b) The west made of partly of highlands
(c) The south made of partly of plateaux.
(d) The north made of partly of ranges.
(A) IN THE EAST AFRICA:There are many mountains of great Heights eg kilimanjaro mountain (5,895m),which is the highest mountain in Africa, Cameroun mountain Ethiopian mountain ;Mt elgon,Mt ruwenzori and Mt kenya.
(B) IN WEST AFRICA :
The main Highland are the footage djallon,guinea, adamawa Highland and nos plateau.
(C) IN SOUTH AFRICA:
The areas are mainly plaeaux.there is a continuous escarpment,highest in the drakensberg mountains in South africa.
(D) IN NORTH AFRICA:
The ranges I nudes ahagger,tasilli,tibesti,darfur,and atlas mountains in North West Africa.
DRAINAGE IN AFRICA:
Africa has a large number of important rivers out of the many rivers in africa,oy five areas really outstanding a regard their length and volume, these are rivers Nile(6,600km),the longest in africa;river niger(4200km) which has it source in the guinea Highlands ;rivers zambezi(2,400km) and the river orange (1,600km),.these are the main rivers in the southern part of africa.
on the other hand the zambezi is the Karina lake-one of the largest man made lakes in the world. other important but short rivers includes Senegal, limpopo, Volta and gambia.rivers in Africa possess some of the characteristics which are,
(1) change in the volume of the river in seasons
(2) they are presence of rapid and cataracts
(3) they are presence of debris and other features
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