Geography of South Africa

By: Jerry 2nd Period

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Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is a desert that lies on the southeastern coast of Africa. Namib means "vast desert." The Namib Desert is a big place where you can find tungsten, salt, and diamonds.
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Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is a headland that swings to the coast of South Africa, south of Cape Town. The Cape of Good Hope was important because it was an important sailing port.
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the second largest city in South Africa, and is a big site for tourism. Johannesburg is an important city because it is a big economic city in South Africa, and is one of the richest cities.
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is the 4th largest river in Africa, and it flows to the Indian Ocean. It is important because it provides hydro electricity to the people, and is a site for tourism.
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Limpopo River

Limpopo is the second largest river that flows into the Indian Ocean in Africa, and flows on a semi-circular course. The Limpopo River is a site for mining, and has many abandoned mines.
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Lusaka

Lusaka is Zambia's capital and largest city, and is very fast growing. Lusaka is important because it is a big tourism site and has the biggest population living inside.
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Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert is a semi-arid savannah located in southern Africa. The Kalahari Desert is important because it has a large supply of carbon dioxide, and many animals live there.
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Cabinda

Cabinda is an exclave and a province of Angola. Cabinda is a big site for agriculture and forestry.
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Orange River

The Orange River is the largest river in South River, and is under the Tropic of Capricorn. It is important for irrigation and electricity purposes.
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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is a very important site for tourism.