Africa South of the Sahara

When exploring this map, you should keep the following in mind:

Most Africans live south of the Sahara. Africa south of the Sahara has about 355 million more people than the United States.

The eastern and southern areas of Africa are called "High Africa."  Most of the area is more than 3,000 feet (910 m) above sea level.

  1. What areas of Africa south of the Sahara are most heavily populated? Most sparsely populated?
  2. What nations make up Africa south of the Sahara?

The Great Rift Valley is a series of deep, steep-sided valleys formed by parallel cracks in the earth.

The oldest bones and fossils ever discovered have been found in eastern and southern sites in Africa. These findings give Africa the title "birthplace of the human race."

  1. What two desert areas are located in southern Africa?
  2. What two mountains are located in eastern Africa?
  3. What are three natural resources found in Africa south of the Sahara?