Geography of South Africa

By: JB-3

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Namib Desert

The Namib desert is a costal desert in Southern Africa. The name Namib is from the name Nama, which means vast place. This desert is important because it has a lot of endangered species. Some of the species are rare, and so it is important to keep them protected.
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Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. This land form marked the point where ships began to travel more Eastward than Southward. The Cape of Good Hope is important because it has been a special significance to sailors to whom may refer to it , as just "The cape".
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa by population. It is also the capital of Gauteng which is the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy in metropolitan region in South Africa. It is important because this city is a source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, {due to its location}. Also it has the final word on the interpretation of South Africa's new post-apartheid constitution. (It ended it).
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean. It is important because it provides hydroelectric energy, and water for the countries Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is also important because it provides power for Mozambique and South Africa
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Limpopo River

The Limpopo river rises in Central South Africa, and flows generally eastward into the Indian Ocean. It is the second largest flowing river going into the Indian Ocean. It is important because it helps provide water, especially when droughts occur. It helps the Kalahari Desert, to receive the least some water.
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Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital and the largest city in Zambia. One of the fastest-developing cities in South Africa. It is important because it has become some kind of BOOM town lately. New buildings are being put up everywhere, and chain stores. Also shopping malls are starting to get built.
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Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari desert is a large semi-arid sandy savanna in Southern Africa. It is important because it is a semi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains, the Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert. Also it has wild animals from elephants to giraffes, and for predators such as lions and cheetahs. The riverbeds are now mostly grazing spots, though leopards and cheetahs can still be found.
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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. The province is divided into four municipalities--Belize, Buco Zou , Cabinda and Landana. It is important because it is an exclave country, and a small country, but it produces a lot of oil, within the country.