Africa: physical features quiz

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  • The Nile River globe icon is the longest river in the world, with a length of 6,650 km (4,132 mi).
  • The Suez Canal globe icon connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. The man-made waterway was completed in 1869, after 10 years of construction.
  • Lake Victoria globe icon is the largest lake in Africa (by area), the largest tropical lake in the world, and the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area.
  • Lake Malawi globe icon is also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania, and Lago Niassa in Mozambique. It is the third largest, and second deepest lake in Africa, and the ninth largest in the world.
  • Africa's top 4 longest rivers are: The East African Rift globe icon consists of two branches: The Western Rift Valley, and the Eastern Rift Valley. Many people are more familiar with the older name of the Great Rift Valley, which is part of the eastern branch of the East African Rift.

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