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General Characteristics of Africa South of the Sahara

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									General Characteristics
of Africa South of the
Sahara
 Sub-Saharan Africa
  is mainly rural,
  although urban
  populations are
  growing rapidly.
 The Bantu people,
  originally from
  western Africa,
  migrated south and
  east, eventually
  populating much of
  sub-Saharan Africa.
 The geography of
  sub-Saharan Africa
  was changed by
  European colonizers
  who carved out its
  political units,
  exploited many of its
  resources, and
  altered its human
  geography.
 Many of the people of sub-Saharan
  Africa are dependent on the export of
  raw materials, although many of the
  region’s nations are working to
  industrialize.
 Most of Africa is made up of a high plateau that
  drops sharply at the coastline.
 On the African
  continent, the same
  climate and
  vegetations regions –
  desert, grasslands,
  and rain forests –
  mirror one another
  north and south of
  the Equator.

								
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