Geography Of Southern Africa

By: MM

Namib Desert

Namib means "Vast plain." The entire western Namibia is comprised of the Namib desert. It also flows into southern Angola and South Africa. Rivers unexpectedly flow through the desert... From the coast eastward the elevation rises. Annual rainfall can be 2mm to 200mm. There is sand dunes near the coast, while gravel plains and scattered mountains tops are further east.
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Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the tip of South Africa. The cape of good hope represents when a ship starts to travel more eastward, than southward.
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, by population. It is the worlds largest city, not situated by a lake, river, or coastline. Johannesburg is not one of the three capitals of South Africa, it is the seat of the constitutional court. The city is also major source of gold and diamond.
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi is one of Africa's fourth largest river system. It runs through six countries on its way to the Indian Ocean. Its power has formed Victoria Falls and the Batoka George.
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Limpopo River

The Limpopo river is in central southern Africa and flows eastward toward the Indian Ocean. It has strong gushing waterfalls.
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Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. Its one of the fastest growing cities. As in 2010, the population is 1.7 million. Lusaka is the center of both commerce and government in Zambia.
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Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa, covering Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. A semi-desert, with huge tracts of grazing after good rains, the Kalahari supports more animals and plants.
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Cabinda

Cabinda is an exclave province in Angola. Cabinda is a result of fusion among three kingdoms. It is a major source of Petroleum.
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Orange River

The orange river is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, then flows through southern Africa into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Victoria Falls

Victoria falls is a huge waterfall in southern Africa.... On the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbawe. It is known as, "The greatest curtain of falling water."
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