Geography of Southern Africa

JK 6

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Namib Desert

This desert is at the western coast of Southern Africa. Namib originally means vast land and the Namib Desert stretches out for 1200 miles. It has minerals such as diamonds, tungsten, and salt. As for the important thing is that it is the world's largest desert.
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Cape of Good Hope

Dias thought that if he were to keep sailing forward, he would reach the tip of India. When he landed, the storm had nearly crushed his ship, so as a result, he named it the Cape of Storms. We he came back, the king renamed it the Cape of Good Hope. As for the importance of the Cape of Good Hope, is that it is the Southernmost tip of Southern Africa.
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city (so far) in South Africa. It is one of the metropolitan, or dense urban area, in Africa. It is the capital of Gauteng. It has diamond and gold trades too. It's importance would be, even though it is not one of Africa's main three cities, it is the constitutional court. Meaning that it gets the final say on their constitution.
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river system in Africa. The upper part attracts fishermen and farmers. Mostly there is little animals in the northern part of the river. There is very little pollution too to go with it. It's importance would be that, it provides needs of way for human life. The fishers can get fish from the fish in the stream, and farmers can use the water for their soil.
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Limpopo River

The Limpopo River starts in central Africa and spreads outward toward the east into the Indian Ocean. It zigzags north, then northeast then east, and then to the southwest. It's purpose is that it serves as a border.
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Lusaka

Lusaka is becoming more a more like a town. Though the roads aren't keeping up with the city causing traffic. Although 60% of the population is unemployed there are few beggars. It's main importance as you can guess, is that it is the capital and biggest city in Zambia.
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Kalahari Desert

It receives a lot more rain than the average does. Kalahari means Dorsland in Afrikaans which means thirst land in english. It most important part is that it provides shelter for plants and animals.
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Cabinda

Cabinda an exclave, or a territory surrounded by another. It was once a fusion of three kingdoms, and a portuguese territory. Cabinda has many exports like coffee, but it's main one would be oil. It's importance however, would be that it is part of Angola but not touching it.
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Orange River

The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa. The river begins at the Drakensberg Mountains and ends at the Atlantic Ocean. It's importance however, would have to be that it provides borders and water for farming.
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Victoria Falls

This waterfall is named after Queen Elizabeth in her time. It splits up Zimbabwe and Zambia to keep them separated. What I think that it would be most noted for, is that it is the largest waterfall in the world.