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North Africa Physical Geography
Transcript of North Africa Physical Geography
By: Aubrie Ziebell
It is the worlds longest river.
It is formed by the union of two rivers, the Blue Nile and the White Nile.
It flows northward through the eastern Sahara for about 4,000 miles.
It empties into the Mediterranean Sea
The Sinai and the Suez Canal
East of the Nile is a triangular Sinai Peninsula.
Barren, rocky mountains and desert cover the Sinai
Between the Sinai and the rest of Egypt is Suez Canal, built in the 1860s.
It is a narrow waterway that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea
The Sahara is the largest desert in the world.
The name Sahara comes from the Arabic word "desert."
Very few people live here because it is very dry.
Dry streambeds are also common in the Sahara.
The Atlas Mountains rise even higher than 13,600 feet.
Some sand dunes in the Sahara rise over 1,000 feet.
A mountain range in southern Algeria rise over 9,800 feet.
Climate and Resources
North Africa is very dry
Rare storms can cause flooding
Three main Climates
-Desert climate cover most of the region
-Mediterranean climate covers the northern coast west of Egypt
-Steppe climate covers between the coast and the Sahara
Oil and gas are their important resources
Natural resources are coal, oil, and natural gas