World Geography Level : South Africa

1599 Words Dec 22nd, 2014 7 Pages
Darin Colarusso
Ms. Higgins
World Geography Level 1
18 December 2014
South Africa South Africa is the future of Africa. They are undisputedly the economic, academic, and scientific leaders of that continent. They are the country that takes that first giant leap forward to a better life in Africa. South Africa is not like most of the other countries of Africa for many reasons. They are ahead of the game pretty much at any aspect. Even though they have major problems, they still are undoubtedly the line leaders of a broken continent. You may or may not know where exactly South Africa lies, but you would probably make the assumption it is in the southern portion of Africa. Countries that border South Africa are Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. The bodies of water surrounding the country is the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Also in South Africa are two provinces, Swaziland and Lesotho. If you were to locate South Africa with longitude and latitude it would be 30° S, 25° E. The land of South Africa features many amazing sights and spectacles. Some land features include its great interior plateau stretching many miles across the country. It’s mountain ranges that surrounds the rim of the plateaus on the south, west, and east side. Plus an area of escarpment, or steep, long cliffs caused by erosion. These escarpments have an elevation between 2,000 and 6,000 feet. And of course the seas and oceans near the country (Domingo 23). Also South Africa is a…

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