Geography of Southern Africa

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Namib Desert

The Namib Desert parallels Africa's Atlantic Coast, from Mossamedes in Angola across the length of Namibia to the mouth of the Orange River in the Cape Province of South Africa, a distance of nearly 1,200 miles.The world's oldest desert, the Namib Desert has existed for at least 55 million years, completely devoid of surface water but bisected by several dry riverbeds
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Johannesburg

Because Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa and its richest city.Johannesburg has emerged as the 11th most important city among emerging market countries, in a new study done by MasterCard. Cape Town and Durban were placed 33rd and 37th, respectively.
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The area of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometres, slightly less than half that of the Nile
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Limpopo River

The Limpopo River rises in central southern Africa, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean. The term Limpopo is the modified version of the original Sepedi name Diphororo tsa meetse. Diphororo tsa meetse means gushing strong waterfalls.
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Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. One of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa, Lusaka is located in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about 1,300 meters.
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Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometres, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa.
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Cabinda

Cabinda is an exclave and province of Angola, a status that has been disputed by many political organizations in the territory. The capital city is also called Cabinda.
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Orange River

The Orange River, Gariep River, Groote River or Senqu River is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
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