Geography of Southern Africa

By: CC 2nd Period

Namib Desert

It is a desert in southwestern Africa that extends for 1,200 miles along the Atlantic coast. The Namib desert is an important location for the mining of tungsten, salt and diamonds.
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Cape of Good Hope

A mountainous cape south of Cape Town, South Africa. The Cape of Good Hope marks the psychologically important point where one begins to travel more eastward than southward
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is acity in South Africa also the capital of the province Gauteng. The city has a population of 1,916,000 people.
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi river is a river in the sout of Africa that flows into the Indian River. It is important because people have use the Zambezi's strong currect to produce electricity
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Limpopo River

The Limpopo River rises in central southern Africa, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean. It is important because it provides strong currents for hydro energy.
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Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital city of the southern African country Zambia. It is important because it houses 982,00 people
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Kalahari Desert

A high, vast, arid plateau in southern Africa, comprising most of Botswana with parts in Namibia and South Africa. The kalahair is important because it contains lots of diamonds that can be mined.
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Cabinda

An exclave of Angola at the mouth of the Congo River, separated from Angola by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Orange River

A river that rises in northeastern Lesotho and flows west for 1,155 miles (1,859 km) across South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. This river is important because it provides hydro power.
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Victoria Falls

A waterfall 355 feet (109 m) high, on the Zambezi River, on the Zimbabwe–Zambia border. This is important becasue it provides hydro power.
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