Tour of Africa
By Teagan Ward
Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean, and is separated from the rest of Africa by the Mozambique Channel. Madagascar's economy is based around agriculture. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world.
The Sahara Desert is 3,500,00 square miles. 15% of the Sahara is covered in sand dunes and 70% of it is rocks or coarse gravel. The Sahara has barely any vegetation and has high temperatures.
The Congo River was formed by the Lualaba, and is the largest potential source of hydroelectric power. The Congo is 2,720 miles long, from Zaire to the Atlantic Ocean, and is 4-10 miles wide.
The Kalahari Desert is 100,000 square miles and covers three countries. During the rainy season the desert grows grass. The Kalahari Desert lies between the Orange and Zambezi rivers.