Flashcards in Chapter 15 SQ and Chapter Review Deck (33):
Flat desert areas covered with stones
Shallow salt lakes
Aswan High Dam
What's special about this?
The capital of Libya
Area between the Aswan dam and the Nile delta
The Nile delta
120 miles long
One of Moroccos major ports
They first settled northwest Africa
Largest African empire
A epitome of remote and mysterious civilization
It conquered Ghana
What climate is common on the northern coast of Africa in addition to desert?
What 2 factors contribute to the process of desertification?
Heat and water
Why is the Sahel's population concentrated in the south of each country?
There is the only place things can grow
What were the Barbary States?
Morocco Algeria Tunisia and Tripoli
What Christian sect survives in Egypt?
Good land becoming desert
What was the largest empire in Africa?
What European country controlled the four countries of the Sahel before their independence?
Land becoming desert
What mountain range provides water for much of the Maghreb?
The Atlas Mountains.
What two modern cultural features of the Magreb were introduced by Arab invaders?
The Arabic language and Islam.
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List 4 sources of water in North Africa, either natural or man made?
Which ancient empires influenced the development of the countries along the Northern African coast?
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What natural resource has transformed Libya's economy?