Module 1- five themes of geography the part of the journey where slaves traveled from west africa to america christianity was spread throughout the region. A brief history of the indigenous peoples of west africa in every region west africa played a major role in the birth of ipacc from south africa, with the. Place includes physical characteristics as well as human ones, like the continents are asia, africa, north america, south america, south, east, and west. The sahel region of the sudan, that is the region immediately south of the sahara desert in central and western africa, saw four of the greatest african empires the largest and longest lasting was ghana, followed by mali and its successor, songhay. Southern africa is located between the atlantic ocean and indian ocean, with high pressure zones on the west and east, respectively the region regions of south.
The atlantic ocean extends in an s shape from the arctic to the antarctic regions between north and south america on the west and europe and africa on the east it is connected with the arctic ocean by the greenland sea and smith sound with the pacific ocean by drake passage, the straits of. Western africa is a term used in the encyclopædia britannica to designate a geographic region within the continent of africa the term west africa is also often used to refer to this part of the continent. Physical geography of west africa the 8 million square kilometers and 17 countries covered by this atlas encompass a wide range of landscapes from alluvial valleys in senegal and ghana, sandy plains and low plateaus across the sahel, and rolling hills of togo to rugged mountains with summits reaching over 1,500 m in guinea and 1,800 m in niger.
Regional characteristics located in sub-saharan africa, west africa is defined by a series of elongated countries that border the atlantic ocean, with an exception of burkina faso. Africa (14 countries): made up by the countries in the horn (eritrea, ethiopia, somalia, djibouti), plus sudan, uganda, kenya, tanzania, rwanda, burundi and plus the islands (the comoros, mauritius, the seychelles and madagascar. South africa's geography and landforms, including information on drakensberg, blyde river canyon, table mountain, kalahari desert, orange river - by worldatlascom. Kids learn about the history of ancient africa including civilizations, culture, people, geography, timeline, kingdoms, reglion, and daily life discover the rich traditions and past of this diverse continent. The united states is often divided up into geographical regions using these regions can help to describe a larger area and also helps to group together states that are similar in features such as geography, culture, history, and climate.
A discussion of the rich mixture of genetic and cultural sources of the peoples of the horn of africa the history of the peoples of the region indicate an extremely varied origin and many sources of their genetic heritage, cultural chracteristics and physical features. Pick a region: south asia political physical south asia is made up of three the indus and its tributaries flow south and west to empty into the arabian. The 5 themes of geography are used in social studies and history classes when discussing places, people, and events these physical and human characteristics can.
Regional characteristics southern africa consists of all of the countries that , formerly south-west africa, concepts and regions in geography 3 rd ed. Africa cultural geography the west region is the most dry, and the highlands are covered with vegetation and receive rainfall south africa's biggest trading. Southern africa is the southernmost region of the another geographic delineation for the region is the portion of africa south of the history of southern africa. Politics of west africa by in this picture, west africa boasts a historical legacy of one of the most developed precolonial forms of statehood on the continent.
World regional geography focuses on regions of various sizes across the earth's landscape and aspires to understand the unique character of regions in terms of their natural and cultural attributes. West africa is the continent's westernmost region and is near the north, just under the maghreb nations of morocco, algeria, tunisia, and libya the nation that gets bandied about between both. Other regions are combinations of physical and human characteristics, for example, the south, scandinavia, and the midwest boundaries between regions can be vague. Activity b identifying the history and cultures of caribbean south the countries of west africa 41 the physical characteristics of central africa 43.