Peoples of West Africa (Peoples of Africa (Facts on File))

Product Description
This volume surveys the geography and history of West Africa, describes the history, society, beliefs, and arts of the peoples who live there, and discusses medieval empires, slavery, and other historical topics, food and drink, hairstyles, folk literature, and music.

Price: $35.54

    Africa is a huge nation, full of a vast geography, a rich culture, an inherited culture which can be colorful as well as steeped in imagery, fold music, dance etc. Every nation includes a history and a geography which can be full of interesting figures and facts about Africa, some of which are going to be shared in this article. If one is asked to explain some information about the African nation, the first thought or category that springs to one’s mind is that of Africa’s vast geography. One of thought-provoking facts about Africais the way the total number of countries in this continent totals up to about fifty four, which goes to indicate exactly how vast this continent really is. The African continent even offers two territories which come under the disputed categories, which tend to be: Somaliland and Western Sahara, which basically includes the desert. In the year 2011, South Sudan was added to Africa’s list of nations as well.

    The second geographical facts about Africa relates to its maximum and lowest points, with the best one being its tallest mountain which goes on the name of Mount Kilimanjaro. This mountain is located in the country of Tanzania as well as measures up to around 19, 340 feet which, if converted, if a total of 5895 meters. It is really a beautiful mountain, and if often frequented by visitors and climbers alike which adds to the tourism market of Africa as well. The lowest point is found in the African country of Djibouti and it is a lake called Lake Assal, and it lies at approximately 155m beneath the amount of sea, which is around 515 feet. Thought there are numerous deserts in Africa, the one that can properly be assumed to be the largest on is the Sahara Desert, which begins from North Africa and then runs across a significant portion of at least a dozen African countries. Its distance is approximately nine million square kilometers, which if converted, equals to about 3. 5 square miles. It is even one of the largest deserts on earth and has a movie; The Sahara, based on it featuring Mathew McConaughey and Salma Hayek.

    Another of geographical facts about Africa is regarding its water, and focuses on the longest river as well as the largest lake in this continent. The Nile is considered to be the best river flowing through not only Africa but additionally the world, running entirely from Uganda to Egypt which usually totals a distance of 4, 132 miles. The largest lake is Lake Victoria situated in Eastern Africa, close to Kenya as well as Uganda. In terms of other lakes in the world, it ranks second and contains a distance of 26, 560 square miles and provides water to the River Nile too. Madagascar requires the credit for being Africa’s largest island, as well as the fourth largest across the globe. It is approximately 1000 miles in length and 250 miles in width. The equator itself runs across six African countries in this continent and the largest waterfall is the Victoria Falls.

    Be sure to take a look at Starvation In Africa now.Click Here To Know More About Africa Facts.



    just chilling
    By Singing With Light on 2009-05-09 04:00:46