The Land of Africa
By Abby Moore
The Nile is 4,160 miles long and is the worlds largest river. It flows through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire. Its also a very important source of hydroelectric power. Most people use its water for farming and drinking water. The Nile is a very important part of Africa.
The Atlas extends to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and is 1,500 miles long. Its mainly plateaus but its most rugged in Morocco and acts as a climate barrier. one side(the side facing the Mediterranean) is watered and used for farming and agriculture. The other side is dry and shrubbery, its consists of salt lakes or salt flat. Its very rich in minerals like coal,oil and iron.
Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean and is the 4th largest island in the world. Its made of a highland plateau and its deforested. Its fringed with a lowland coastal strip with lagoons along much of the eastern coast. The economy of Madagascar is overwhelmingly agricultural . Madagascar is an amazing part of Africa.
The Mediterranean sea is the largest inland sea. Its surrounded by Europe, Africa and Asia. It covers 965,000 square miles and its shores are mainly mountains. It connects to the Atlantic through the strait of Gibraltar. Over 400 species of fish,sponges and coral are abundant here.