Africa's Physical Features

Social Studies

Ethiopian Highlands

  • located by the western section of the Ethiopian Plateau
  • fringed by Sudan lowland early volcanic origin
  • plateaus and several mountains are cut by a valley
  • the Nile River runs through the highlands
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Nile River

  • 4160 miles long
  • flows northward through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zaire
  • supports almost all agriculture in Egypt
  • important source of hydroelectric power
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Niger River

  • 2600 miles long
  • flows through Guinea
  • flows to the delta
  • has a major source of fish
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Sahara Desert

  • 3,500,000 squares miles big
  • the sand dunes cover 15% of the desert in some areas
  • bare rock areas cover 70% of the desert
  • strong winds are consistently blowing from the northeast
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