Sunday, May 3, 2009

Geography Part III, Africa and Miscellaneous


  • Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are known as Meghreb countries and the language used in these countries in Berber
  • Lake Kariba on Zambezi river is the biggest HEP source in Africa
  • Nigeria, Niger and Chad border lake Chad
  • Asmara is the capital of Eritrea
  • Lake Assad in Djibouti is the deepest point in Africa
  • Equator crosses Congo or Zaire river twice
  • Stanley and Livinstona falls are on river Congo
  • South African Company Escom plans to build a Hydro Electric Project on Congo with capacity twice that of Three Gorges Dam
  • Orange river separates South Africa and Namibia
  • Limpopo river crosses Tropic of Capricorn twice and it forms the natural boundary between South Africa and Lesotho and Zimbabwe
  • Zambezi river forms the boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia.Victoria Falls is on this river
  • Highest recorded temperature ever in Al Aziziya in Libya(58 degree centigrade)
  • Bloemfontein is the judicial capital, Pretoria is the administrative capital and Cape Town is the Legislative capital of South Africa
  • Dahomey is the earlier name of Benin
  • Bushmen is a tribe of Kalahari desert
  • Kalahari desert is between Zambezi and Orange river and main part of it is in Botswana
  • Ethiopia and Liberia were never colonized
  • Wankee is the famous coal mine of Zimbabwe
  • Sahara is the single largest stretch of desert
  • Algeria is the largest producer of natural gas in Africa.Hassi river mel region.
  • Lubumbashi is a famous copper mine of Congo
  • Victoria is the largest waterfalls n the world
  • Eritrea was taken out of Ethiopia in 1990
  • Itury is a rebellious group of Congo
  • Hema and Lendu tribes are from Congo
  • MONUC is the UN Peacekeeping mission in Congo
  • Intermontane plane in Andes is known as Alti Plano
  • Yakut is a tribe of Siberia
  • Lapps is a tribe of Scandinevia
  • Perforated state:A country with another country.Ex: Swaizaland and Lisotho
  • Earlier name of Switzerland Helvetia
  • Bora is the cold current in Adriatic sea
  • Netherlands is the most densely populated European state
  • Luxemberg has the highest per capita GDP
  • Kasai mine in Zaire is famous for diamond
  • Kilauca in Hawaii is the most active volcano in the world
  • Lake Carnegie and Lake Disappointment are in Australia
  • Haiti was earlier a colony of France

No comments:

Post a Comment