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The Continent of Africa

In this week’s Scholastic News, you read about King Tut, Egypt’s famous boy pharaoh. Egypt is located on the continent of Africa. With 54 countries, Africa has a wide variety of people, places, geographic features, and landmarks. Use the map to answer the questions.

AFRICA

MOROCCO

TUNISIA

WESTERN SAHARA (disputed)

The pyramids

ALGERIA

LIBYA

EGYPT

SENEGAL

Sahara Desert

CAPE VERDE

GAMBIA

MAURITANIA

MALI

BURKINA FASO

NIGER

CHAD

SUDAN

e

il

N

R

er

v

i

ERITREA DJIBOUTI

GUINEA- BISSAU

SIERRA LEONE

Equator

GUINEA

LIBERIA

GHANA

NIGERIA CENTRAL

BENIN TOGO

AFRICAN REP. CAMEROON

RWANDA

ETHIOPIA

KENYA

SOMALIA

UGANDA

CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Atlantic Ocean

SÃO TOMÉ

REPUBLIC

OF THE

and PRÍNCIPE

CONGO

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

ANGOLA

ZAMBIA

GABON

DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO

BURUNDI

Lake ictoria

TANZANIA

Great Rift Valley

MALAWI COMOROS

SEYCHELLES

Indian Ocean

MAURITIUS

BOTSWANA

NAMIBIA

SOUTH

ZIMBABWE

AFRICA

SWAZILAND

Equator

MADAGASCAR MOZAMBIQUE

U.S.

AFRICA

LESOTHO

Southern Ocean

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    200 MI

Scale:

  • 0

    300 KM

  • 1.

    What country is just to the south of Angola? _________________________________________

  • 2.

    The pyramids of Egypt are in what direction from Sudan? ______________________________

  • 3.

    True or false: Part of the Sahara Desert is in Niger._____________________________________

  • 4.

    The northern end of the Nile River is in what nation? __________________________________

Bonus: Why do you think people sometimes mistake Africa for a country? ___________________

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T4 SCHOLASTIC NEWS • EdITION 4 • MARCH 22, 2010

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