geography of southern africa
Cape Of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa. about 150 kilometres (90 mi) to the southeast. It is a 2 day hike around the cape of good hope. The founder of the cape of good is Dias. Found in 1488. there has been over 23 ship crashes.
Used to be farm land. a lot of gold was found in this area. Largest and most busiest city in south Africa. Were Johannesburg stands used to have wars to take over the land and people had to leave their homes because of wars. Gold and diamond trade. all of the city is African American. Mostly speak English. Indian ethnicity.
IT IS 2,000Km along the atlantic coast. 113 F in the desert at night it is freezing. There is a national park in namib desert for games. is the oldest desert in the world. Has very small settlements which are ethnic groups. Has many mammals living there.
The are of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometers. Victory Falls is in the middle of the Zambezi river. Before dams some of the land was flooding. Held back by swamps floodplains. The river bed is sandy. River ends 240km below Victoria falls.
The Limpopo river flows east word to the Indian ocean. It serves as a border for about 640 kilometers. Northeastern corner of South Africa. Has 15,000 crocodiles. Europeans spotted the river in 1498. 1,900 mines. In 2000 there were heavy rainfalls (due to a cyclone) and there were floods.
Lusaka is the capital of Zambia. English is official language. The smallest and most popular of the nine country's provinces. Used to be a village. Has very hot weather. Has four main high ways in the north, east, west, and south. Has judicial branches of government. Has a state house for the president.
The Kalahari Deseret 900,000 square kilometers covering much of Botswana,Namibia,South Africa. It is very very hot in the desert the coldest is 18 C. 400 different plant species. Has many animals. Area of the desert is 930,000km.