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West Africa

comparative Essay
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West Africa

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West Africa is know for its rich trading empire, natural landmarks, for their beautifully designed cloth, and jewelry.

To begin with, West Africa is known for its interesting land features, landforms, and its gradually changing climate. For example, Lake Chad is one of West Africa's well known features. Lake Chad is one of Africa's largest freshwater lake, and is know for its shrinking over time in size. Some other rivers located in this region include the Senegal, Niger, Volta, and the Benue river. Oceans surrounding this region include the Atlantic Ocean which is south of this region. The two types of coasts in this region include a low,muddy coast, which is found around a major river delta, and other coasts in which the offshore current is weak. Also, mountain ranges in this region include the Guinea Highlands, the Cameroon Mountains, and other mountain ranges. As for climate, It is always gradually changing from hot,to wet, and humid in the south, and very hot and dry in the north...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that west africa is known for its interesting land features, landforms, and its gradually changing climate.
  • Explains that natural resources contribute a huge part in the region, such as gold and salt, and the export of diamonds and gold.
  • Explains that west africa has always been stateless society before colonialism. the 18th-19th century colonization by the europeans required one ruler to govern the society.
  • Concludes that west africa is known for its slave history, which still affects the region today.
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