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Map of Africa, Maps of African Countries, landforms and rivers, and Geography Facts

Map of Africa, Maps of African Countries, landforms and rivers, and Geography Facts
print this map >>> LARGER (printable) AFRICA MAP As for Africa, scientists have formerly concluded that it is the birthplace of mankind, as large numbers of human-like fossils (discovered no where else) were found on the continent, some dating back 3.5 million years. About 1.75 million years ago, early man spread throughout parts of Africa. They became aggressive hunters, lived in caves and used fire and their ability to create stone tools just to survive. The Neanderthals arose some 200,000 years ago and inhabited regions in northern Africa and across parts of southern Europe. One of the most important developments of primitive man was the creation of stone tools. In 3200 BC the Egyptian culture emerged along the lower reaches of the Nile River; it was among the earliest civilizations and their tools and weapons were made of bronze. Egyptians also developed mathematics, an innovative system of medicine, irrigation and agricultural production techniques, writing and the first ships. Related:  African history

Middle East Map, Map of Middle East, Turkey, Iraq, Dubai Map The so-called modern version of the Middle East sits where Africa, Asia and Europe meet. The countries of the modern Middle East are all part of Asia, but for clarity reasons we geographically show them here as a separate landmass. The Greater Middle East Map includes all countries on the map to the left including Afghanistan and Pakistan, and all the other "stans," but it also includes many North African countries like Egypt, Libya and Sudan. See Map. Of note, Armenia and Azerbaijan have long established ties to Asia and the Middle East, but in recent years, they are beginning to align more with Europe based on their modern economic, political and socio trends. That's very much like Georgia, the former Russian republic, now a part of Europe. On this map (our map) we attempt to show the modern definition of the Middle East, but in the world of geography, there are often many answers (or personal or political opinions) to what appears to be a simple question - What is the Middle East?

Exploring Africa Module Six: The Geography of Africa Teacher's Edition Teacher Notes This lesson is an overview of Africa's rich and diverse geography. The lesson is built around the five themes of geography (as identified by the American Geographical Association) and the three overarching themes of our curriculum. 1. Through the use of world maps, students should able to locate Africa in relationship to the rest of the world. Throughout history, Africa's spatial location has impacted it historical development and its dynamic relationships with other regions. 2. This lesson will introduce students to the various geo-political regions of Africa. 3. Movement is a central theme in geography, as it is in history and economics (trade). As elsewhere in the world, geographic factors both facilitate and hinder movement. Geo-political factors continue to impact, as incentives and deterrents, the movement of people and goods in contemporary Africa. 4.

Pre-colonial African History These few notes aim to provide some historical background to better understand the events that have shaped the people I have met in the countries I visited in Africa. A) Almohads In 1121, Muhammad ibn Tumart, an Arab reformer was proclaimed Al Mahdi ("The Rightly Guided") in Morocco by a large following of disciples calling themselves "al-muwahhid" (those who proclaim the unity of God, hence the name Almohads). His successor the Berber Abd al-Mumin, conquered Morocco (1140-1147) and other parts of North Africa putting an end to the Almoravids. The Almohads also ruled Islamic Spain and Portugal from 1154 until the united kings of Castille, Aragón, and Navarre defeated them in the Battle of Navas de Tolosa in 1212. A) Almoravids Around 1050, a Muslim religious military brotherhood known as the hermits (Arabic al-murabit, hence the name Almoravids) began its expansion in northwestern Africa. A) Ashanti Empire D) Dahomey Kingdom D) Donatists F) Fulani Theocracy G) Ghana Empire H) Hausa States

Index of Countries: Country Studies - Federal Research Division H Haiti Honduras Hungary I India Indonesia (1992) Indonesia (2011; PDF) Iran (1989) Iran (2008; PDF) Iraq Israel Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) J Jamaica Japan Jordan K Kazakhstan Kuwait Kyrgyzstan L Latvia Laos Lebanon Libya Lithuania M Macau Madagascar Maldives Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia N Nepal Nicaragua Nigeria North Korea (1994) North Korea (2009; PDF) O Oman Map of Asia, Asian Countries, and Asian Landforms and Rivers As the largest and most populous continent in the world with just over 3.8 billion people, Asia is composed of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems. Geographically the continent makes up 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area, and 29.5% of its land area. In the west, Asia is bordered by Europe, the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, as well by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus Strait, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. In the east, Asia is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, and an almost endless stretch of bays and seas. The Arctic Ocean and a handful of seas front the northern border, while the Bering Sea separates Asia from North America. In the southwest the Red Sea and isthmus of Suez separate the continent from Africa. The Indian Ocean fronts most of Asia's southern borders, along with a series of bays, gulfs and seas, as well as extensive chains of both inhabited and uninhabited islands. Asia Geography Notes:

Africa: Human Geography Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is divided in half almost equally by the Equator. The continent includes the islands of Cape Verde, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Comoros. Africa’s physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. The origin of the name “Africa” is greatly disputed by scholars. Today, Africa is home to more countries than any other continent in the world. Cultural Geography Historic CulturesThe African continent has a unique place in human history. These ancestors were the first to develop stone tools, to move out of trees and walk upright, and, most importantly, to explore and migrate. This human movement, or migration, plays a key role in the cultural landscape of Africa. Two other migration patterns, the Bantu Migration and the African slave trade, help define the cultural geography of the continent.

African History - Essays, Notes & Papers provides assistance to writers struggling with difficult essay topics, like African history. There are a wide variety of free research papers and free term papers available on to help you complete your own assignment. Browse the list of college essay categories, or use the search engine to find a specific research paper related to African history. Documents 1 - 30 of 828 Go to Page

Official Listing of Countries by Region of the World - World Regions I have divided the 196 countries of the world into eight regions. These eight regions provide a clear division of the world's countries. Enjoy the list and if, however, you wish to question or challenge this list, please post them as a comment on the blog. Asia There are 27 countries in Asia; Asia stretches from former "stans" of the USSR to the Pacific Ocean . Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Kazakhstan North Korea South Korea Kyrgyzstan Laos Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Philippines Singapore Sri Lanka Taiwan Tajikistan Thailand Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Vietnam Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia The 23 countries of the Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia include some countries not traditionally part of the Middle East but their cultures cause their placement in this region (such as Pakistan). * The former republics of the Soviet Union are typically lumped into one region, even twenty years after independence. Europe North America

Map of Europe, European Maps, Countries, Landforms, Rivers, and Geography Information Europe History As for Europe, a brief chronological account of its significant events begins during prehistoric times with the emergence of Homo sapiens (early man), roughly 40,000 years ago. Early inhabitants during the Paleolithic Age, in an effort to survive, grouped together into small societies such as bands, and subsisted by gathering plants and hunting for wild animals. The practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops and raising livestock began in the Neolithic Age some 9,000 years ago; stone tools were used and people began to live in small groups, or villages. As man continued to journey east-to-west across Eurasia (a combination of Asia and Europe), knowledge of tools and new methods of organization arrived; civilizations flourished as metal axes and arrowheads improved survival. In the 8th century BC, Greece began to emerge from the Dark Ages. Of the great civilizations to develop in Europe, the previously mentioned Roman Empire certainly had the most lasting influence.

Test Your Geography Knowledge- Africa Small, hard to click regions are enhanced with a red circle, as shown below: History of Africa African States between 500 BCE and 1500 CE The history of Africa begins with the prehistory of Africa and the emergence of Homo sapiens in East Africa, continuing into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation states. Some early evidence of agriculture in Africa dates from 16,000 BCE,[1] and metallurgy from about 4000 BCE. The recorded history of early civilization arose in Egypt, and later in Nubia, the Maghreb and the Horn of Africa. During the Middle Ages, Islam spread through the regions. Crossing the Maghreb and the Sahel, a major center of Muslim culture was Timbuktu. From the late 15th century, Europeans and Arabs took slaves from West, Central and Southeast Africa overseas in the African slave trade.[2] European colonization of Africa developed rapidly in the Scramble for Africa of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Prehistory[edit] Paleolithic[edit] The first known hominids evolved in Africa. Emergence of agriculture[edit] [edit] Antiquity[edit]

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