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Transcript of AFRICA
The Kalahari desert:
The Kalahari desert is semiarid, meaning it does not receive a lot of rain, but enough rain to get a second look before being called a desert. It covers about 190,000 square miles in southwestern Africa. Annually, the Kalahari desert receives 20 inches of rain. Temperatures range from 86F to 40F. Animals include a variety, ranging from lions to meerkats.
Exploring the Geography
Congo Basin (rainforest):
The Congo Basin is a rainforest home to many interesting animals, like forest elephants, and is the second largest rainforest in the world, covering 540,000 square miles of land. Unfortunately, the rainforest's beauty is in danger thanks to deforestation.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The savannas cover an area of about 2/5 of the continent of Africa. They have two seasons, dry (at least) and wet, (the rest of the year). Temperatures are typically ranging from 81F to 86F. During the rainy season, the savannas receive 20 to 60 inches. Animals include giraffes and zebras.
The Atlas Mountains are mountains in Africa, ranging through Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. The highest peak in the Atlas Mountains is Jebel Toubkal, with an elevation of 4,167 meters. Although located at the coastline of the Sahara desert, the mountains are ice-capped. Animals include in the Atlas Bear, Barbary Leopard, and North African Elephant.
The Nile River:
The Nile River is the longest river in Africa-and the world. It flows through 11 countries, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, all of Sudan, and Egypt. It is home to many animals including hippos, crocodiles, and zebras.
Prezi by: Hannah Head