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Geographic Regions of Africa. Desert Semiarid Savanna Rainforest. Desert. Hot and dry temperatures Located in the north and the south Very little rainfall – less than 10 inches per year Low human population Plant life – only survive if they need little moisture

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geographic regions of africa

Geographic Regions of Africa

Desert

Semiarid

Savanna

Rainforest

desert
Desert
  • Hot and dry temperatures
  • Located in the north and the south
  • Very little rainfall – less than 10 inches per year
  • Low human population
  • Plant life – only survive if they need little moisture
  • Animal life – nocturnal animals – active during the night because of cooler temps, others move between water resources during the day
  • Some parts of the desert have no plant or animal life and are covered by soft sand
semiarid
Semiarid
  • Located between the savanna and the desert
  • Barren grassland with very hot temperatures
  • Little rainfall – between 10-20 inches per year
  • Agriculture is limited to areas where lakes and oases are located
  • Plant life – well adaptive plants that need little water can survive
  • Animal life – can survive if they find ways to store water
savanna
Savanna
  • Largest and most varied climate region
  • Savanna area close to rainforests are heavily forested; near the deserts they are more open with few trees
  • Dry and rainy seasons
  • Plant life is abundant during the rainy seasons and during dry season majority dies; only the strong survive
  • Supports huge herds of animals: zebras, giraffes lions, cheetahs
  • Good water resources: lakes, rivers etc.
rainforest
Rainforest
  • Smallest region – along equator in West Africa
  • Heavy rainfall – 60 inches per year
  • Moderate temperatures – 70-90 degrees F
  • Diverse and abundant plant life
  • Array of different animals that mostly live in high forest treetops
thanks
Thanks
  • Frisco ISD Sixth Grade Curriculum Development Team for creating great resources for our continental units.