Savannas, or grasslands, cover almost half of Africa, more than 13 million square kilometers (5 million square miles).
Which type of geographic zone makes up 10% of Africa’s land area?
The Sahara Desert is located in the northern portion of Africa and covers over 3,500,000 square miles (9,000,000 sq km) or roughly 10% of the continent. It is bounded in the east by the Red Sea and it stretches west to the Atlantic Ocean.
What are the geographical characteristics of Africa?
Africa is the most tropical of all continents. Climate and vegetation range from equatorial rainforests, tropical deserts and savanna grassland to Mediterranean. 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.
What are five physical features?
They include land forms, bodies of water, climate, soils, natural vegetation, and animal life.
What are the three most significant African migrations?
Although varied and mixed, intra-African migration is in general terms motivated by three main regional trends: labour migration in the west and central areas; movement of refugees in the eastern and southern areas; together with migration of skilled professionals from west and east to southern Africa.
What is the biggest threat to African rainforest today?
Which is the biggest threat to African rainforests today? Overpopulation and deforestation.