Geography of Southern Africa

By: Eashana A.

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Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is a coastal desert located in Southern Africa. It Stretches about 2,000 kilometers along the Atlantic coast of southern Africa, going through Namibia and Angola. The Namib Desert is important because it is a good place for mining diamonds and salt.
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The Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headline on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Pennsylvania in South Africa. The Cape of Good Hope was a very important landmark for sailors in the past who used this area as a marker for navigational purposes.
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in South America by population. Johannesburg is the province capital of Gauteng , the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub Saharan Africa.
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi is the fourth largest river in Africa. It is 2,574 kilometers long and about half the size of the Nile. The Zambezi is important because it is a major source of hydro-electric power to its surrounding areas.
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Linpopo River

The Limpopo River rises in central southern Africa, and flows eastwards to the Indian Ocean. The river is approximately 1,750 kilometers long. It serves as a border for about 640 kilometers , separating South Africa to the southeast from Botswana to the northwest and Zimbabwe to the north. The Limpopo River is an important source of surface water for economic development in.
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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 meter.
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Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy Savannah in South Africa. It is 900000 kilometers long.The sands of the desert are an important and forgotten storehouse of carbon dioxide taken from the world's atmosphere.
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Cabinda

Cabinda or is a city that is located in the Cabinda Province, an enclave of Angola . Angolan sovereignty over Cabinda is disputed by the Republic of Cabinda . The municipality of Cabinda contained 357,576 inhabitants in 2008.
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Orange River

The Orange 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. It is important because the river forms part of the international borders between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho, as well as several provincial borders within South Africa.
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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. It is important because it is a place where rituals and traditions take place for the surrounding people.