Transportation and physical geography in West Africa.
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Published by Dept. of Geography, University of California. in Los Angeles .
Written in English



  • Africa, West.


  • Transportation -- Africa, West.,
  • Physical geography -- Africa, West.

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StatementPrepared for the Human environments in Central Africa project, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Division of Anthropology and Psychology.
ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Division of Anthropology and Psychology.
LC ClassificationsHE282 .T5
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p.
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5793224M
LC Control Number60004520

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Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic is divided in half almost equally by the Equator. Africas physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. Africa has eight major physical regions: the Sahara, the Sahel, the Ethiopian . Landlocked areas typically are worse off, but there are other geographical disadvantages Africa faces. Notably, many countries are in tropical, disease-prone areas. Africa doesn’t have a lot of transportation infrastructure. Any place with water u. Very few mountains in this area, but what people make homes in the mountain sides. People use the Niger River for: Farming Transportation Irrigation Bathing Fishing The Niger River is the most important river in West Africa Niger River Area of tall grasses, scattered trees, and. Atlas E-Book. English; French; Editorial and Production Team; Approach to Monitoring Land Resources. Satellite Imagery; Mapping Land Use and Land Cover; Land Cover Modification; Mapping Projections; Region Overview. Landscapes and Geography. Physical Geography; Bioclimatic Regions. Bioclimatic Regions Map; Landscapes of the Sahara Desert.

The eastern border of the region is Lake Chad. So from west to east, the region is 2, miles. In other words, Western Africa is about the length of the United States. Western Africa has a huge amount of unique geographical features. Most of the West African region is located on a plateau, so most of the region has a modest elevation. Africa - Africa - Transportation: There were highly developed transport networks in many parts of Africa in precolonial times, and, during the colonial era that followed, these networks were restructured to penetrate into the interior from the seaports and, in the main, to serve the commercial and administrative needs of the colonial powers. The authors have produced this integrated physical geography in honour of A.T. Grove as a durable reference work which gives a new perspective on the continent of Africa. Excerpt In this chapter I aim to provide a general background to some key aspects of the tectonic, geological, and landscape development of Africa, the framework which. Start studying Lesson 1: The Physical Geography of Africa. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Africa’s physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. The origin of the name “Africa” is greatly disputed by scholar s. Most believe it stems from words used by the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. West Africa is the westernmost region of United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da : 5,, km² (1,, sq mi) (7th). Start studying Physical Geography of Africa Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. transportation and physical geography in west africa. no abstract provided. supplemental notes: by benjamin e. thomas department of geography, university of california, los angeles prepared for the human environments in central afri ca project, national academy of sciences, national research council, division of anthropology and psychology 24 maps includes bibliographical Cited by: 2.