The african continent comprises a vast rolling plateau extending from the atlas mountains to the cape of good hope. The nile river for example is considered to be the longest river in the world and mount kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in africa at over 4 900 meters.
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Africa map with all physical features. Africa is the second largest of the seven continents on earth africa is bounded by the atlantic ocean on the west the indian ocean on the east the mediterranean sea on the north and the red sea on the northeast. The atlas mountains all major rivers all major lakes the cape of good hope the major deserts the red sea the gulf of aden and many other physical features of africa are shown. The physical map of africa showing major geographical features like elevations mountain ranges deserts seas lakes plateaus peninsulas rivers plains some regions with vegetations or forest landforms and other topographic features.
Mt kilimanjaro is the highest peak of the continent and sahara desert is the world s largest desert. The sahara the sahel the ethiopian highlands the savanna the. Physical features map quiz game.
Africa the second largest continent is bounded by the mediterranean sea the red sea the indian ocean and the atlantic ocean it is divided in half almost equally by the equator. About one fourth of the sahara s surface consists of sand sheets and dunes. The continent of africa is known for its iconic landscapes including rain forests deserts mountains rivers and savannas.
From cape verde the westernmost point to ras hafun in. Africa s largest lake is lake victoria other large lakes in africa are lake tanganyika lake malawi and lake chad. With a total approximate area of 3 32 million square miles 8 6 million square km it encompasses almost all of northern africa spanning from the atlantic ocean on the western side of the continent to the red sea on the eastern side.
Africa has eight major physical regions. From the most northerly point cape blanc ra s al abyad in tunisia to the most southerly point cape agulhas in south africa is a distance approximately of 8 000 km. Part of the reason the african continent has so many interesting.
Separated from europe by the mediterranean sea africa is joined to asia at its northeast extremity by the isthmus of suez transected by the suez canal 130 km wide. Apr 13 2016 this is a physical map of africa that shows all key geographical features of the continent. The interactive map of africa below shows all its countries and their major cities along with political and geographical features and a lot more.
The physical map of africa depicts various geographical features of the continent such as mountains deserts rivers lakes plateaus. Africas physical geography environment and resources and human geography can be considered separately. Africa physical map travel 16001703 africa maps 900640 landforms of africa deserts of africa mountain ranges of africa 462460 africa map and satellite image 678750 maps national geographic society 700533 high detailed africa physical map labeling stock vector 410470.
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