Phisical Features

Social Studies

Madagascar

A major Physical feature is the Madagascar is Mt. Maromokotro. Which is located in the northern Madagascar which is the highest point of Madagascar. It is at a height of 9,463ft tall.

The two waterfalls of Mt. Andringitra, known as Riandahy (The Queen) and Rianbavy (the King), are an amazing site. Located in the Andringitra National Park in southeast Madagascar, they are based of a legend of a king and a queen. They were unable to have a child, so they swam in the river and it blessed them with a child. These waterfalls are considered sacred by the Malagasy.

This national park is a gorgeous site. It contains many different types of landforms. There are rain forests, plateaus, caves, canyons, ridges, and valleys. It is famous for its underground rivers, caves and bats. There are gorgeous views and exotic wildlife everywhere in the park. It is one of the most stunning places in the world, you can't miss it!

It is the 4th largest island.

Niger River

The Niger River is the world's 11th-longest river at 2,590 miles. It is the largest river in western Africa.

The river begins in Guinea and runs east through Benin, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. The source is an almost 90-degree turn south, to the Gulf of Guinea.


Irrgation canals spread out from the river, bringing precious water to a sometimes starving delta. Millet and sorghum are grown. Fish in the river also form sources of food for people who live nearby. Dams are also present on the Niger. One of the largest is the Kainji Dam, at New Bussa. This dam was built both to protect against flooding and for hydroelectric power.


The unusual geography of the river has made for some exciting times for the middle of the flow. Called the Niger Bend, the middle of the river was a focal point for trade across the western Sahara and a major center of the ancient African kingdom of Mali.

Congo

Congo River, formerly Zaire River, river in west-central Africa. With a length of 2,900 miles (4,700 km), it is the continent’s second longest river, after the Nile. It rises in the highlands of northeastern Zambia between Lakes Tanganyika and Nyasa (Malawi) as the Chambeshi River at an elevation of 5,760 feet (1,760 metres) above sea level and at a distance of about 430 miles (700 km) from the Indian Ocean. Its course then takes the form of a giant counterclockwise arc, flowing to the northwest, west, and southwest before draining into the Atlantic Ocean at Banana (Banane) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its drainage basin, covering an area of 1,335,000 square miles (3,457,000 square km), takes in almost the entire territory of that country, as well as most of the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, eastern Zambia, and northern Angola and parts of Cameroon and Tanzania.