What landforms are in West Africa?


Kieth Vass   |   Member since 2011  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Landforms. Due to wind erosion, most of West Africa is made up of rolling plains and deserts. Two mountain ranges exist in West Africa: Air Massif in Central Niger, Tibesti Mountains in in Northwestern Chad which has the Emi Koussi (the regions highest mountains .

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Carter Cunningham   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In respect to this, what landforms cover most of West Africa?

The 8 million square kilometers and 17 countries covered by this atlas encompass a wide range of landscapes from alluvial valleys in Senegal and Ghana, sandy plains and low plateaus across the Sahel, and rolling hills of Togo to rugged mountains with summits reaching over 1, 500 m in Guinea and 1, 800 m in Niger.

Beside above, what is the relief of West Africa? Relief and Drainage Most of West Africa consists of an undulating low plateau below 500m asl, fringed on the west and south by a coastal plain; this plain is widest in Senegal, the southern Ivory Coast, the Niger delta and the lower valleys of the Volta and Niger rivers.


Celina Cassidy   |   Member since 2020  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Keeping this in consideration, what is the major landforms in Africa?

Diverse Landforms Africa and the Middle East have deserts, rivers, river valleys, highlands, valleys, plateaus, and areas of vegetation. Both the Middle East and Africa share struggles related to water availability in desert regions.


Rosie Waterhouse   |   Member since 2015  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is the west coast of Africa called?

Geography and climate


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What is the landscape of West Africa?

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Is there snow in Africa?

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Why is Africa called the plateau continent?

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What deserts are in Africa?

Africa - the second largest continent in the world is also home to the largest desert in the world - the Sahara. In fact there are three deserts on the continent - The Sahara, the Namib and the Kalahari. Together these three amazingly vast and diverse land masses cover a large portion of Africa.


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What is the size of West Africa?

West Africa, with an area of over 2.5 million square miles and estimated population of 325.5 million (wikipedia 2011), is comparable in size and people to the continental USA.


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Is a desert a landform?

A desert landform is a place that gets little to no rain. The climate can be either hot or cold and sometimes both. Each desert landform has one thing in common; it has less than 10 inches of rain per year. Usually deserts have a lot of wind because they are flat and have no vegetation to block out the wind.


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What are the two primary land types in Africa?

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