Explanation: The Great Rift Valley is the result of a divergent boundary. There are two plates that are being pushed and pulled apart in the rift valley. This same divergent boundary is responsible for the formation of the Red Sea, The gulf of Aquba and the Dead Sea.
Which features of East Africa are cause by tectonic plates?
The East African Rift is one of the great tectonic features of Africa, caused by fracturing of the Earth’s crust.
What are the major landforms in East Africa?
The physical geography of East Africa is dominated by the Great Rift Valley, which extends through the middle of the region from north to south. Associated with the rift valleys are vast savannas such as the Serengeti Plain, large lakes, high mountains, and the highlands of Ethiopia.
What are 5 landforms caused by plate movement?
They include mountains, plateaus, and rift valleys. Whereas erosion shapes landforms, their origins lie in tectonic processes that build the major structures of the Earth.
Which country is called Horn of Africa?
Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya)
What is the capital of East Africa?
Countries, capitals and largest cities
|Country||Capital||Largest city by population|
|Horn of Africa|
|Ethiopia||Addis Ababa||Addis Ababa (2,739,551; 2007 est.)|
Which is the largest relief region in Africa?
The Sahara Desert, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world, is over 10.4 million km2 n North to south is approx. 1800 kms and east-west is 5600km. In terms of structure and relief features, Africa appears to be different from the other continents.